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Stephanie Cleary, Director of Operations for Martha Turner Sotheby's International Realty, has been an integral part of the Martha Turner SIR family since 2000 when she entered the company as a temporary accountant. Quickly hired as a permanent employee, she has been with the company ever since. In 2015, Stephanie received a letter of recognition and commendation honoring her 15th year of exemplary service from Kathy Korte, President and CEO of Sotheby's International Realty.
Over the years, Stephanie has been promoted to Accounting Manager, Accounting and HR Director and, upon the acquisition of the company by Sotheby's International Realty in 2014, Director of Operations. Her present responsibilities include oversight of accounts receivable and payable, commissions, and the operations of satellite offices, as well as staff recruitment and retention, training, and development.
Stephanie has represented Martha Turner SIR as a member of Executive Women International since 2009. EWI has 54 chapters across the United States and Canada and Houstonâ€™s chapter is the nationâ€™s largest. An EWI board member and 2015-2016 treasurer, Stephanie is a 2013 graduate of the organizationâ€™s Academy of Leadership (AOL) and has served on and chaired a variety of EWI committees. Her additional volunteer commitments include Wildlife Center of Texas and her sonâ€™s Boy Scouts of America troop and school band activities.
A fifth-generation Texan and native of Silsbee, Texas, Stephanie moved to Houston in 2000 after attending Lamar University in Beaumont. At the time that she began her career with Martha Turner SIR, neither she nor Founder and Chairman Emeritus (then President) Martha Turner realized how connected they were on a personal level. "I was unaware of our connection when I hired her," says Martha. "Her grandmother and I were schoolmates in Hemphill, Texas. Everyone in our company is very grateful to Stephanie for her years of excellent service, and we are proud of her prestigious accomplishments with us and her outstanding contributions to Executive Women International."
Stephanie, her husband and son live with Winston the bulldog in Silverlake in Pearland, Texas. When her schedule permits, she enjoys traveling and attending rock concerts.