Joan Trew

In a virtual ceremony on Friday, April 9, the Greater Fort Worth Association of REALTORS® (GFWAR) recognized the following member for their unwavering dedication to advancing Fort Worth’s real estate industry.

Joan Trew of Williams Trew was awarded the A.L. Purvis Distinguished Service Award.

“GFWAR has always been composed of members who strive to positively impact the real estate industry,” said Robert Gleason, CEO of GFWAR. “This year’s award recipients exemplify what it means to lead, motivate, and support our members and our community, something they accomplished despite a year that presented many new and unexpected challenges.”

The recipient of the A.L. Purvis Distinguished Service Award is someone who has made a lasting impact on Fort Worth’s real estate industry, including prolonged and distinguished service to both GFWAR and their community. For more than 40 years, Joan Trew has made that impact, and therefore has been named the 2020 Distinguished Service Award recipient. An ardent supporter of GFWAR and the Texas REALTORS® Political Action Committee, Trew founded Williams Trew with Martha Williams in 2000 and is a pillar of the Fort Worth real estate community. She is an avid philanthropist and supporter of a wide variety of charitable and educational endeavors, including the Tarrant Literacy Coalition, Fort Worth Sister Cities, the Rotary Club of Fort Worth, and Samaritan Medical Outreach Ministries. Trew was a recipient of the Great Women of Texas Award in 2002 and was named the Fort Worth Business Hall of Fame’s 2016 Business Executive of the Year.

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