JLL’s Deborah Stearns honored with two awards
JLL Senior Vice President Deborah Stearns has received two awards from community and business organizations in Hampton Roads.
The Hampton Roads Business Hall of Fame recognized Stearns with a lifetime achievement award. The group honors individuals whose business innovations, management and civic involvement have made a major impact and positive difference in companies and communities throughout Hampton Roads.
Stearns also was one of six community leaders to receive a Martin Luther King Jr. Community Service award from The Urban League of Hampton Roads Inc. Honorees were recognized for personal and professional efforts to help empower local communities through education, engagement and entrepreneurship.
“Deborah’s work in the local community and civic engagement are a wonderful example and inspiration for us all, and reminder of the impact we can have on the communities where we work and live,” Mike Ellis, Mid-Atlantic Market Director, JLL, said in a statement.
Stearns joined JLL in 2013 as a senior vice president to help grow the Hampton Roads office. With more than 35 years of experience in the commercial real estate industry, she is active in the community and currently serves as AAA Tidewater’s advisory board chair. She is the former chair (2012-2013) of the Hampton Roads Chamber of Commerce.