Dean Rouso Honored by MRED
Dean Rouso, Baird & Warner’s director of sales development, was honored by MRED last week, receiving the Distinguished Service Award at a ceremony during MRED’s recent Strategic Planning Conference. He was recognized for his years of service to MRED, the Mainstreet Organization of REALTORS® and the Illinois and National Associations of REALTORS®.
Midwest Real Estate Data (MRED) Honors One of Its Own
Former President of MLS Giant Honored With Distinguished Service Award
Midwest Real Estate Data (MRED), the Chicagoland multiple listing service (MLS), announced that its former President, Dean Rouso, was awarded the MRED Distinguished Service Award at a ceremony that took place during MRED's recent Strategic Planning conference in downtown Chicago.
Mr. Rouso, a Broker with Baird & Warner in LaGrange, Illinois, has been a member of MRED's Board since its inception in April 2008. In addition to his MLS service, Mr. Rouso has dedicated years of service to his local Association, the MainStreet Organization of Realtors®, as well as the Illinois and National Associations of Realtors®. In January 2010, he was elected to the office of MRED President and served until his successor's election in January 2012.
His years of service as an MRED Board member as well as President were of deep significance to the organization. It was under Rouso's leadership that a well-functioning Board of Managers was formed, and he spearheaded the search and selection process of MRED CEO Russ Bergeron. The success and prominence of MRED in the real estate industry is a tribute to the vision Rouso embraced and helped to implement. His contributions came at a critical time in the life of MRED which merited this special acknowledgement from MRED and its leadership.
"I am very proud to receive this award from MRED," said Rouso. "It is gratifying to be appreciated by my peers for the important work we have accomplished together these last few years. MRED has now gained its rightful place amongst MLSs in the country, and I am thrilled to have played a part in the growth of this organization."
"On behalf of MRED's leadership, we congratulate Dean Rouso on the selfless service he has given to this company," said MRED President Rob Schaid, broker/owner of the RE/MAX Plaza Group. "I was proud to work with Dean on bringing stability to MRED, and we have flourished under his leadership creating a cutting edge MLS. I look forward to continuing to work with Dean in the years to come."
"Dean Rouso is a rare individual who deeply cares about issues and yet respects the roles that others have in an organization," said MRED CEO Russ Bergeron. "I have not had a better working relationship with anyone, and I will truly miss being able to impose upon him for his input and guidance regarding Board issues. He sets the standard for great leadership and demonstrated what can be accomplished by one dedicated individual."
Midwest Real Estate Data (MRED) is the real estate data aggregator and distributor providing the Chicagoland multiple listing service (MLS) to nearly 8,000 real estate offices and 40,000 real estate professionals, including brokers, agents and appraisers. MRED has expanded well into the "collar" counties surrounding Chicagoland, and its property information encompasses northern Illinois, southern Wisconsin and northwest Indiana.