Prudential Select’s Maryann Vitale Alles to be Named President & CEO

Effective July 1, 2013, Maryann Vitale Alles will be named the new President and CEO of Prudential Select Properties in St. Louis, MO. Current company president and CEO, George Bruns, will step down and serve the company in an advisory role.

Online PR News – 26-June-2013 – ST. LOUIS, MO – ST. LOUIS – George Bruns, CEO and President of Prudential Select Properties, will be taking on a new role beginning this summer as Maryann Vitale Alles will be named CEO and President of the company. This transition is slated to take place on Mon., July 1.

Bruns, who has worked in the St. Louis Home Office of Prudential Select Properties, will continue working with the company in an advisory role as a consultant.

“I look forward to being a mentor and helping the new leadership of the company,” said Bruns.

Additionally, effective Mon., July 1, Gary Lombardo, Vice President of Strategic Development at Prudential Select Properties, will be named Chief Operating Officer. Lombardo’s 25 years of marketing experience will be a tremendous asset to his new position. Lombardo will be responsible for Home Office support services including Marketing, IT, Training, and Relocation. He will also take the lead regarding Prudential Select Properties’ affiliated services, including mortgage, title, and home warranty.

Vitale Alles, one of the founding owners of the company, has been in the business for more than 30 years and has run one of the most successful branches of Prudential Select Properties. She has also worked with Bruns for over 25 years.

“I’m very excited to start this new chapter in my life and in the history of Prudential Select Properties,” said Vitale Alles. “I want to thank my partners Deb Colburn and Angie Ignatowski for believing in me and entrusting me with this new role.”

For Bruns, Colburn, and Ignatowski, the choice to make Vitale Alles the CEO of the company was an easy and obvious decision.

“Anyone who knows Maryann knows that she is passionate about our industry, her company, and, of course, her agents,” said Bruns. “She will convey that very enthusiasm in everything we set forth to accomplish as we continue to grow, and she will bring this company to a new level of energy and drive.”

The new management team for the Des Peres office will consist of Jim Dillas and Kathy Schmiedeskamp. Dillas, who has been a manager for Prudential Select Properties’ City office and South County office for 8 years, will become Managing Broker for the Des Peres office. Schmiedeskamp, who has served as Assistant Manager for the Des Peres office for the past 7 years, has been promoted as Co-Manager for the Des Peres office.

Formed in 2002, Prudential Select Properties has ten offices in the St. Louis Metropolitan area, representing over 500 agents. They specialize in St. Louis, St. Louis County, St. Charles, Jefferson County, and Lincoln County real estate, and they strive to find their customers the best homes for sale in the Greater St. Louis area.

Prudential Select Properties has recently been named as the 18th Largest Female-Owned Business in the Greater St. Louis Region. Prudential Select Properties has been ranked among the Top 50 Brokers in the Prudential Network since 2002.
Prudential Select Properties has recently opened a new sales office in Clayton, Missouri. Their new location is located in Upper End Properties at 7721 Clayton Road and is headed by manager Gretchen Adams.

Prudential Select ranks as the #1 locally-owned real estate firm in St. Louis. They are also ranked as #24 in the Prudential Real Estate Services national network, #3 in the St. Louis Business Journal Book of Lists of Top Real Estate firms, #2 in real estate transactions recorded by the St. Louis Association of Realtors, and are in the top 20% of real estate firms nationwide.

Prudential Select Properties also strongly believes in giving back to their local community. Throughout the years, their members have participated in many fundraising activities in St. Louis, including golf tournaments, auctions, trivia nights, and listing programs. They are also very heavily involved in giving back to The Sunshine Kids Foundation and Angels’ Arms.

For more information or further inquiries, please call Prudential Select Properties at (314) 835-6000.