Whitlow, who has worked at OlyFed for more than 38 years, has spent her entire career supporting the local housing industry, helping thousands of area residents become homeowners. From education and advocacy to community service, she has been dedicated to key issues such as affordable housing; diversity, equity and inclusion; and green building efforts for healthier and more efficient living environments.
Barbara has served on local association boards and committees and has chaired and led numerous events and activities over the years to help grow and strengthen the local South Sound housing markets. Committed to the professional development of her realtor partners, Barbara is passionate about making the home buying and selling process a positive, meaningful and life-advancing experience.
“My heartfelt gratitude goes out to the Washington Association of Realtors for this great honor,” Whitlow said. “It’s my sincere pleasure to support the Thurston, Mason, Lewis and Kitsap County Realtor Associations in all of their good work and I wouldn’t be able to do it all without OlyFed’s incredible support.”
Earlier this month, Whitlow was also honored by the Thurston County Realtors Association with their Partner of the Year Award and just last year Whitlow received both the President’s Award and the Norman A. Paulsen Memorial Service Award from Olympia Master Builders.
“Barbara is an amazing person with a huge heart for helping and caring for others,” Lori Drummond, President & CEO said. “Barbara never ceases to amaze me in her contributions to our customers and community. Her work and impact will be felt in our community for generations to come.”