ORLANDO, Fla. – Florida Realtors® has recognized Cynthia “Cyndee” Haydon of the Pinellas Suncoast Association of Realtors® as Associate Realtor of the Year for 2022. The award was presented at the state association’s recent annual Convention & Trade Expo at Rosen Shingle Creek in Orlando, Fla.
Florida Realtors has presented Realtor of the Year and Associate Realtor of the Year awards for 68 years. Winners are honored as the greatest individual lifetime contributors to their local board, community, state association and the National Association of Realtors® (NAR). A real estate professional for 17 years, Haydon has long supported the real estate industry and her profession, and she’s an advocate for homeowners’ rights, especially when it comes to property insurance issues.
Haydon has served on numerous committees, all officer positions and in many other capacities for her local association, which does business as the Pinellas Realtor Organization (PRO). She has been a member of PRO’s board of directors for the past eight years and was its president in 2020. She has been awarded three PRO Service awards for her local contributions, as well as the PRO Lifetime Achievement Award in 2017. A 2015 graduate of the District 6 Leadership Institute, she was recognized with the first Vern Taylor Leadership Institute Hall of Fame Award in 2017.
In 2018, Haydon was part of her local association’s leadership team that successfully negotiated a merger with the Central Pasco Realtor Association and created a model for the chapter system. Currently, she serves as the 2022 president of the Tampa Chapter of the Women’s Council of Realtors (WCR).
On the state level, Haydon serves as Florida Realtors’ 2022 District 6 vice president and is a member of the Executive Committee. A 2017 graduate of Florida Realtors Leadership Academy, she has been a member or chaired numerous committees for the state association and served as one of Florida Realtors’ directors for the National Association of Realtors in 2019. Through that capacity, she also was accepted into the state association’s well regarded NAR Mentee Program. Haydon is active in global activities, advocacy efforts and legislative issues, serving as a key contact for state legislative leaders and is a Golden R and President’s Circle investor in the Realtors Political Action Committee (RPAC). She has a passion for insurance issues, especially flood insurance, and advocates for affordable insurance as well as educates others on the need for affordable insurance.
On the national level, Haydon currently serves on NAR’s board of directors, Insurance Committee, Public Policy Coordinating Committee and several work groups. She graduated from NAR’s Leadership Academy in 2021.
In the community, Haydon volunteers with a number of organizations, including the Clearwater Jazz Holiday Foundation, a nonprofit that supports jazz entertainment and education in Florida; St. Anthony’s Triathlon; John Hopkins All Children’s Guild; and Homes for Our Troops, which builds and donates customized adaptive homes nationwide for severely injured veterans from Iraq and Afghanistan. She has worked with Leadership Pinellas for many years, including as president in 2019, and continues to help build the area’s future leaders as part of the 42-year-old organization.
A dedicated Realtor, Haydon leads by example and demonstrates her commitment to her profession and her community.
Florida Realtors® serves as the voice for real estate in Florida. It provides programs, services, continuing education, research and legislative representation to its more than 225,000 members in 51 boards/associations. Florida Realtors® Newsroom website is available at http://floridarealtors.org/newsroom.
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