Created on Thursday, 01 November 2012
Written by THE BELLEFONTAINE EXAMINER STAFF
Doug E. Zimmerman, president and broker/manager of Zimmerman Realty Ltd., was recently awarded the prestigious 2012 Broker of the Year by The Midwestern Ohio Association of Realtors.
This award is given to a broker in recognition of contribution and leadership abilities to the real estate industry, community, agents and company.
Mr. Zimmerman’s professional and educational background includes a Graduate of Real Estate Institute designation in 1987, a broker’s license obtained in 1988 from Hondros Career Center of Columbus, and a sales associate license obtained from Ohio School of Real Estate of Ohio State University in 1983.
Following his graduation from Ben Logan High School in 1974, he studied agricultural science at Purdue University and practiced crop and animal farming in Belle Center until 1987.
Mr. Zimmerman has been actively involved in community service organizations, serving on the Mary Rutan Hospital Board, Bellefontaine City Planning Commission and Downtown Revitalization Committee. He also was the chairman of the United Way of Logan County campaign drive chairman and of the Logan County Area Chamber of Commerce.
A member of the Bellefontaine Elks Lodge 132, he attends Huntsville United Methodist Church.
Professionally, Mr. Zimmerman served at the regional and state levels of the Huntington Bank and former Ohio Bank, and was president of the regional Miami Valley Association of Real Estate Boards in 1995. He was chairman of the Logan County Board of Realtors in 1995 and was named the Logan County Realtor of the Year in the same year.
He also served as an Ohio Association of Realtors state trustee in 1994 and 1995 and was a member of the Professional Standards committee, Long Range Planning committee and the MVAREB Board of Directors between 1994 and 1995.
Mr. Zimmerman’s outstanding annual sales production has been recognized by the Ohio Association of Realtors Presidents Sales Club this year and many years during his career.