By SHERRY DIGMON
Six outstanding citizens will be inducted into the Atmore Area Hall of Fame April 27.
They are Dr. Wil Baker, Robert Faircloth, Ann Gordon, Novy L. Hale, the Rev. Isaac Holt, and Wayne Stacey.
The 14th Annual Hall of Fame Induction Ceremony and Dinner is set for Saturday, April 27, 6 p.m., at The Club. Tickets, $25, each are available at Atmore News, 128 N. Main Street. Everyone attending must have a ticket.
The Hall of Fame committee extends a special invitation to former inductees.
Each week, Atmore News will feature one of this year’s inductees.
Ann P. Gordon
Ann Gordon is broker /owner of Atmore Realty and Baldwin Realty Brokers – full service real estate companies. She has made her mark in the real estate business on a number of levels:
* Recipient of the Realtor Emeritus Award for dedication to the real estate profession for over 40 years, 1977-2017
* 42 Years in real estate sales, marketing and management
* Sales and Marketing Director for two national homebuilders – The Mitchell Company, Mobile, Birmingham, and Pensacola; Ken Lokey Homes, Houston, Texas, Birmingham, and Nashville
* Developed housing program for disabled and elderly for Barrier Free Housing
* Managed properties rented to low income residents through Section 8 Housing
* Served as a consultant to a minority building company for federal and state assistance programs
* Served on HUD Advisory Council for the Southern Region during the terms of President Ronald Regan
* Served on Jefferson County, Alabama Planning and Zoning Board, Birmingham,
* Served on Alabama Association of Realtor’s Board of Directors
* Graduate Realtor Institute of Alabama – Professional Designation (GRI) – The GRI symbol is the mark of a real estate professional who has made the commitment to provide a high level of professional services by securing a strong educational foundation.
* At Home With Diversity Certification – A program designed by the National Association of Realtors that addresses issues of diversity, fair housing, and cultural differences
* Sales Associate – Century 21, First Real Estate Corp. of Alabama, Lowder Better Homes and Gardens, RE/MAX. Gordon has received various sales awards for outstanding achievement in residential and commercial sales.
Other business experience includes Professional Office Management – United Appeal, Southern Research, Birmingham News Public Affairs, Birmingham Trust National Bank; First Baptist Church Center Point (Birmingham) – Director of Activities and Manager Activity Building.
Gordon’s service goes beyond her business; she is also active in other areas. She has volunteered in a literacy program to teach adults to read and write; taught Interior Design classes at Jefferson State College, Birmingham; currently serves on the Advisory Committee for the Atmore Community Foundation; member of First Baptist Church of Atmore; serves on Board of Directors and as past president of the Board for the Little Rock Volunteer Fire Department. She also serves as vice president, secretary / treasurer Peacock Enterprises, Peacock Pavers, and Enhance Architectural Products. Also, as owners of The Club, the Gordons are known for their generosity in providing the venue free of charge for a number of organizations through the years.
Gordon attended Escambia County public schools – Huxford Junior High School and Escambia County High School, graduating in 1966. Postsecondary education included the following:
* Alverson Draughn Business College – Business Automation (forerunner to computers)
* Jefferson State Community College (Birmingham) – degree in Interior Design
* University of Montevallo – Additional studies, Home Economics
* Century 21 School of Real Estate – Alabama Real Estate License 1977 (Broker’s License)
* RE/MAX Management Training
* Alabama Real Estate Appraiser’s License – American Real Estate Institute (not licensed currently)
A native of Atmore, Gordon is the daughter of the late A.J. and Lucille Mitchell Peacock. She’s been married to Don Gordon for 48 years, and they have one daughter, Dr. Amber Gordon (husband Brad Butler and son Alexander Butler).
“One of the greatest honors of my life was being able to come home and assist my parents for 25 years,” Gordon said. “Any success that I’ve ever had come from their love, direction, and encouragement.”
Her husband Don agrees: “The best thing that ever happened to us was moving back to Atmore.”
Information provided by the Hall of Fame Committee.