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JoeStedmanStedman, Joe W.

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Joe W. Stedman is a native and lifelong resident of Natchez, Mississippi.  He attended Natchez High School and the University of Southern Mississippi where he studied Business Administration and Marketing.

Mr. Stedman served in the United States Army and received an honorable discharge as a Staff Sergeant. After the military, Mr. Stedman began his career as a self-employed real estate broker and developer in 1973 and continues to be active in the real estate business today.  He is the President and co-owner of Crye-Leike Stedman Realtors, Inc.

Mr. Stedman has served in a number of positions at the Natchez Board of Realtors, the Mississippi Association of Realtors, and the Mississippi Chapter of the Realtors Land Institute. He holds the national designations of Certified Residential Broker and Accredited Land Consultant. Mr. Stedman has been an instructor for the Mississippi Realtors Institute and has served two terms as a Commissioner of the Mississippi Real Estate Commission.

Mr. Stedman is a recipient of the Realtor of the Year awards from the Natchez Board of Realtors and the Mississippi Realtors Land Institute. He was inducted into the Mississippi Realtor’s Hall of Fame in 2015 and elevated to Realtor Emeritus status the same year.

Mr. Stedman is married to the former Anna Sue Hood of Crystal Springs, Mississippi.

Stroo, James (Jim)

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Jim Stroo has 31 years experience in real estate including over 20 years as a broker at Realty Executives, The Executive Team, Inc. in Hattiesburg MS.  Jim has been President of The Hattiesburg Area  Association of Realtros twice and has been named their Realtor of the Year twice as well.  The Mississippi Association of Realtors named him as one of 3 statewide recipients of their  “Portrait in Professionalism” award in 2019.

He graduated from USM with an Economics undergraduate degree and an MBA with a Finance emphasis.  While a student at USM, he was awarded the top Economics and top Finance Student Awards in 1985.    He taught 6 years in higher education in MS before going into real estate.

He married Diane Myers Stroo, 20 years ago, and helped raise 3 children who were 11, 6, and 5.  He is an active member of Main Street Baptist Church in Hattiesburg.  He enjoys renovating depressed homes for the betterment of neighborhoods and to generate new listings for his business.  His company has supported Habitat for Humanity, giving every year for 25 years.

Jim also enjoys Biblical Studies, ballroom dancing, and game play of many kinds.

Blackwell, Vicki


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With over 35 years in Real Estate, Vicki Blackwell is Vice President and Managing Broker with Crye-Leike Realtors at the Olive Branch Office.  A Lifetime member of the Multi-Million Dollar Club, Vicki has taken an active role in the real estate industry, serving on the Realtor Political Action Committee, The Grievance Committee, Past President of the Young Realtors Group and is a Certified Residential Specialist. In 2005 Vicki was accepted into the Crye-Leike Circle of Excellence.  From 2007-2014 Vicki served as two term Past President and as Secretary of the Desoto County Republican Women as well as Vice President and two term Secretary for the MS Federation of Republican Women.  She received the George Bush Presidents Volunteer Service Award in 2008 for Volunteer Service and Civic Participation.  She is the 2011 recipient of Youth Villages Lion Heart Award recognizing her for years of Volunteer Service.  In 2014 she established Blackwell Animal Rescue Center (BARC), a 501C3 Charitable Organization to Rescue, Rehabilitate and rehome Abused and Abandoned Animals.  In 2018 Vicki was awarded the Paul Harris Fellow Rotarian Award for recognition of exceptional service to the community.

Jones, Anthony

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