Mary Wykes, a veteran sales associate, with Long & Foster Real Estate’s North Potomac/Rockville office, has earned the prestigious Realtor Emeritus status from the National Association of Realtors. The Realtor Emeritus status recognizes that Wykes has been a member of the National Association of Realtors for more than 40 years and is a valuable and lasting contributor to the real estate profession and to the community.
“The Long & Foster family congratulates Mary for her high achievements in the real estate profession,” said Lonnie Plaster, senior vice president and regional manager of Long & Foster in Montgomery County and Suburban Maryland. “We are fortunate to have Mary and her wealth of experience and knowledge on our team.”
Wykes started her real estate career in Potomac, Maryland in 1979 and was a top producer at a competing broker prior to joining Long & Foster in 2009. A graduate of the University of Illinois in Champaign with a degree in business education, Wykes worked as an office manager for IBM, a personnel specialist for International Minerals & Chemical Corp., and an administrative assistant for Hewitt Associates while living in Illinois.
When Wykes husband Arthur, took a job with the National Institutes of Health in Bethesda, the family moved to Montgomery Village, Maryland. Wykes then worked for the National Bureau of Standards (now the National Institute of Standards and Technology) in Gaithersburg as an employee development specialist. In addition, she taught adult evening business education classes for Montgomery County Public Schools. After retirement from the National Bureau of Standards, Wykes became a full-time realtor.
Active for many years in the Gaithersburg branch of the American Association of University Women, Wykes served as president and co-president for six years and currently serves as membership vice-president. The organization’s mission is to advance equity for women and girls through advocacy, education, philanthropy, and research.
In her spare time, Wykes enjoys spending time with her family including daughter Pamela, who is a veterinarian, son Paul, who owns an appraisal company, and her three grandchildren. Wykes also enjoys reading, cooking, entertaining, and is an avid bridge player.
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