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CIRA honors industry visionaries and leaders

INDIANAPOLIS, IN – The Central Indiana Realtist Association (CIRA) hosted its 11th Annual Trailblazers and Best of the Best Award luncheon on Wednesday, June 28 to celebrate industry visionaries and leaders. During the luncheon, Intend Indiana President Stephanie Quick received a 2023 Trailblazer Award for her work to eliminate home ownership barriers in Indiana. Quick was also recognized as an industry pioneer who has made significant strides in addressing issues of inclusivity involving matters of home ownership and created pathways for access and involvement.

The following leaders also received a CIRA 2023 “Trailblazer” award

  • Amy Nelson, Executive Director, Fair Housing Center of Central Indiana
  • Jadira Hoptry, Senior VP & Director of Community Lending & Development, First Merchants Bank
  • Timeko Whitaker, Retired Military, Broker, F.C. Tucker Company

“I am honored to receive this award for the work that I have done with Intend Indiana,” said Stephanie Quick. “I am a firm believer that everyone should have the ability to own a home or a business and build an economic future that will benefit their families for generations to come. I thank CIRA for recognizing me and congratulate my fellow award recipients.”

The President and CEO of the National Association of Minority Mortgage Bankers of America, Tony Thompson, served as the keynote speaker at the event. For more information about CIRA visit


About Central Indiana Realtist Association:

The mission of the Central Indiana Realtist Association (CIRA) to improve the quality of life of the un-served and the underserved by promoting home ownership and providing real estate services that support this goal. It is also CIRA’s mission to enhance the economic development and improvement of their members and the community they serve.

About Intend Indiana:

Intend Indiana, Inc. (Intend) is a nonprofit that advances comprehensive community development through innovative financing and development solutions that create and preserve affordable housing, support neighborhood revitalization efforts and foster small business development. Incorporated in 1987 to serve the near northside neighborhoods of Indianapolis, Intend has grown to provide community solutions across the state.

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