Dorothy Kielty wins 'Jesse Fees Memorial Award' from Realtors

The Merced County Association of Realtors (MCAR) recognized Dorothy Kielty with the “Jesse Fees Memorial Award.” This award is given annually to the Realator that exemplifies Professionalism, Service and Congeniality.

Since obtaining her real estate license in 2004, Dorothy has been active in the real estate community – holding several positions, and being recognized with several awards. Among them include:

President of MCAR – 2008“Lou Gonella Award” 2008 – Coldwell Banker Gonella Realty“REALTOR® of the Year” 2007 – MCAR“Member of the Year” 2010 – Merced Women’s Council of Rrealtors“Entrepreneur of the Year” 2011- San Joaquin Valley Women’s Council of Realtors

Dorothy states that she is honored by all the awards she has received. The “Jesse Fees Award” and the “Lou Gonella Award” have the most sentimental value for Dorothy as they show her colleagues value her professionalism and service. The “Lou Gonella Award” is voted upon by the staff and agents of Gonella Realty when asked to select “The person, who, in your opinion, is a team player, exhibits integrity & ethic, treats everyone with equality, and takes great pride in their work.”

Before real estate, Dorothy was a computer engineer with Hewlett Packard/Agilent Technologies for 19 years. Dorothy is a member of the Gateway Quilters Guild. She is married to Larry Thompson, is a mother of four, and grandmother of five.