Awards & Recognition
“Global Achievement Award”
In 2012, Ruth Krinke was honored as recipient of the NAR (National Association of
REALTORS®) Global Achievement Award.
"Ruth has served as NAR's Regional Coordinator to Western Europe and brought
tremendous energy, passion, and relationship-building skills to the region. Her knowledge of
the region and specialized areas such as referrals and second-home markets has made her a
valuable resource in this role.”
A 20-year International/Global history both at the national and international real estate
association leadership levels began with an 8-year appointment as President’s Liaison to
Maklarsamfundet, the Association of Swedish Real Estate Agents. During this time, Ruth chaired
a number of international committees for the National Association of REALTORS®, eventually
culminating with a leadership appointment as Chair the International Operations Committee,
one of the largest committees at NAR.
This was followed by many years of service as Regional Coordinator to Western Europe,
overseeing the NAR bilateral partnerships in 16 countries. She returned to Sweden briefly as
President’s Liaison, many years later, and then most recently served as President’s Liaison to
CEPI and CEI, the two largest regional associations in Western, Central and Eastern Europe,
encompassing 37 Associations in 29 countries.
“Distinguished Service Award”
After a number of years of service at the local and state levels, Ruth was presented with the
Distinguished Service Award by the leadership and members of the Mountain District of the
Colorado Association of REALTORS®. She had first been elected as a local board president, and
then quickly rose to the position of Mountain District Vice President, representing the members of
the Mountain District Associations at CAR (the Colorado Association of REALTORS®). Next, Ruth
was appointed Divisional Vice President of Education for CAR, and during her time leading the
education division, she was elected by the CAR board of directors to serve a 3-year term to
represent Colorado REALTORS® at the National level as NAR Director.
“Outstanding President’s Liaison”
Following just 2 years as NAR President’s Liaison to Sweden, Ruth Krinke was recognized by
the International leadership team and staff of the National Association of REALTORS as
Outstanding President’s Liaison for her work with Maklarsamfundet, the leading real estate
association in Sweden. Her first appointment with Sweden spanned 8 years. She returned for an
additional year in 2013.
“Realtor of the Year”
The members of Ruth's then local real estate association, the Steamboat Springs Board of
REALTORS®, honored her as their REALTOR® of the Year in 1995, following Ruth's year of
service as SSBR Board President.