MINNEAPOLIS--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Homes for Heroes®, the largest nationwide network of real estate and mortgage professionals who have helped over 64,000 American heroes buy, sell or refinance a home and save over $123 million, is proud to announce Ruth Johnson, founder and CEO, has been selected by HousingWire as one of its 2023 Vanguard Award honorees, representing the top executives in the U.S. housing industry. The Vanguard is the highest recognition that leaders in the nation’s housing industry can earn and reflects the considerable achievements of these 100 honorees who were carefully vetted by HousingWire’s selection committee. Each recipient was chosen for their vital contributions to their companies and the dynamic way they are changing the industry.
“The Vanguard award spotlights exceptional c-suite leaders in the housing sector — individuals who continually drive innovation and adapt resiliently in the face of economic challenges,” said Clayton Collins, CEO of HW Media. “This year's honorees have demonstrated a razor-sharp commitment to their organization's objectives, astutely identifying and capitalizing on opportunities as they arise, steadfastly refusing to accept the ordinary.”
Nominated for her leadership in the real estate and mortgage industry and her commitment to thanking heroes through real estate, HousingWire selected Johnson for her role in founding Homes for Heroes, a national network of real estate, mortgage and local business specialists that provide housing services at a reduced cost to healthcare professionals, teachers, first responders, active military, and veterans. To date, Homes for Heroes has helped give back $123 million in Hero Rewards to more than 64,000 heroes and their families so they can reach their homeownership dreams.
In a statement, Johnson thanked HousingWire for the honor, “I am truly grateful to the judges for this award, and I accept it on behalf of all the dedicated real estate and mortgage professionals who work tirelessly every day to meet the housing needs of America's heroes.”
The 2023 Vanguard winners will be featured in the October/November issue of HousingWire magazine. HousingWire is one of the most influential sources of news and information for the U.S. mortgage and housing markets, with a readership that spans lending, servicing, investments and real estate market participants as well as financial market professionals.
About HW Media
HW Media is the leading digital community for mortgage, real estate and fintech professionals to engage, learn and access the information they need to support decision making and business growth. Aligned with our mission to Move Markets Forward, we publish daily news and content through each of our core publishing brands including HousingWire, RealTrends, Reverse Mortgage Daily and FinLedger. HW Media is based in Dallas, TX with team members across the country.
HousingWire is the most influential source of news and information for the U.S. mortgage and housing markets. Built on a foundation of independent and original journalism, HousingWire reaches more than 70,000 newsletter subscribers daily and 1 million unique visitors each month and has more than 5,000 members and event attendees. Visit www.housingwire.com or www.solutions.housingwire.com to learn more.
About Homes for Heroes
Homes for Heroes, Inc. is the largest nationwide network of affiliate real estate, mortgage and local business specialists committed to providing easy ways for heroes to save on a home. Shortly after 9/11, Homes for Heroes, Inc. was established to give back to firefighters, EMS, law enforcement, military, healthcare professionals and teachers. Since 2009, Homes for Heroes, Inc. has helped over 64,000 heroes save over $123 million and donated $1 million to heroes in need through the Homes for Heroes Foundation. Learn more at HomesForHeroes.com.