Stirling Properties Salutes Team Members at Annual Stirling Honors Event

COVINGTON, Louisiana —- (MARCH 27, 2012) On Thursday, March 22, Stirling Properties recognized employees and top commercial agents at the company’s annual Stirling Honors.   Held at The National WWII Museum in New Orleans, Louisiana, this year’s celebration – “A Salute to You” – not only honored the dedication and commitment of the Stirling Team, but the inspirational journey of keynote speaker and former New Orleans Saints player – Steve Gleason. After being diagnosed with a serious neurological disease known as ALS (Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis), Steve started Team Gleason, a foundation that works to discover alternative solutions to the disease while simultaneously creating an environment where families living with ALS not only survive but also thrive.  As keynote speaker, Steve candidly spoke about how to live life to the best of your abilities while staying true to your purpose.  It was this message that set the tone for the entire day’s program. After lunch, Stirling Properties’ Commercial Brokerage Division presented the company’s top commercial agents with special awards and recognition.  Rhonda Sharkawy received awards for Top Commercial Agent and Most Commercial Transactions, while Most Improved went to Ryan Lang and Joe Gardner.  Other awards were given based on individual 2011 production achievements.   The following awards were given:

  • Ruby:

Rhonda Sharkawy – New Orleans Office

  • Emerald:     

Ryan Lang – New Orleans Office

  • Platinum:   

Will Barrois – Covington Office

Gaines Seaman – Metairie Office

Joe Kramer – Covington Office

Ryan Pecot – Lafayette Office

Charles Cornay – Lafayette Office

Beezie Landry – Covington Office

  • Gold:              

Lee de la Houssaye – Covington Office

Rick Skelding – New Orleans Office

Dottie Tarleton – Baton Rouge Office

  • Silver:

Bill McFadden – Shreveport Office

John Arthurs – New Orleans Office

  • Bronze:         

Joe Gardner – New Orleans Office

Beth Cristina – New Orleans Office

Barrett Cooper – New Orleans Office

Also recognized were employees who achieved special anniversaries with the company.  Awards were given to 5, 10, 15, 20, 30 and 35 year milestones.

  • 35 Years:  Judy McKee – Covington Office
  • 30 Years:  Michele Wallace and Donna Derokey – Covington Office

“At Stirling Properties, we truly believe the strength of our organization lies in our people,” says Marty Mayer, President and CEO of Stirling Properties.  “We are honored to provide our employees and agents with a day of recognition that is so well deserved.” The Stirling Honors event is a true salute to the success of the company and to the individuals that help to enhance Stirling Properties.  Steve Gleason spoke about being honest, expecting the extraordinary, staying present and sticking to the fundamentals, four points that Stirling strives to achieve. For more information on how to request an appearance from Steve Gleason, or to donate to his foundation, visit