Alex Ruggieri Named Ambassador of the Year


Written by Sperry Van Ness

Champaign, IL- 4/4/14

2013-SVN-Ambassador-of-the-YearAlex Ruggieri was recognized by Sperry Van Ness at their annual meeting in San Antonio, Texas with a special Ambassador Award. Alex Ruggieri, CCIM, GRI serves as senior advisor for Sperry Van Ness/Ramshaw Real Estate based in Champaign, Illinois.

The Ambassador Award is given every year to an advisor who embodies the Sperry Van Ness culture and helps contribute to the success of the entire Sperry Van Ness organization. Ruggieri promotes the trade through his media work locally, regionally and nationally.

Locally, Ruggieri advocates as a contributor and host to the ciLiving Business Insider segment on WCIA Channel 3. For this segment, Alex conducts interviews with local businesses to gain insight into their products or services.

He is also the host of Central Illinois Business Radio on NewsTalk 1400 WDWS AM as well as author for articles in the Illinois Association of Realtors Magazine and Commercial Connections Magazine. Ruggieri has also contributed to articles published in Heartland Real Estate Business and Midwest Real Estate News.

Nationally, Ruggieri is recognized for his media work as the host and Executive Producer of the Commercial Connections Podcast, a twice monthly podcast by the National Association of Realtors.

Ruggieri has over 33 years of commercial real estate industry experience. He is recognized as a top 10 Advisor with Sperry Van Ness and was the recipient of the Partner’s Circle Award in 2007, 2012 and 2013, the company’s highest sales award.

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