Marie Thomas has been a Director on the Board of Directors of the Laguna Board of REALTORS® since 1980 and became Director-for-Life in 1997. Marie has been president of the Board three times during her career. She is a two time recipient of REALTOR® of the Year award, acknowledging her many years of volunteer service to the local, state and National Association of REALTORS®. In 2014 Marie became REALTOR® EMERITUS, an honor from NAR recognizing her for more than 40 years of dedication to the real estate profession.
Prior to her career in Real Estate, Marie majored in Art at Syracuse University and entered the field of engineering drawing, becoming the first woman on the drafting team at Westinghouse.
Marie lived in Laguna Beach for over 40 years and was active in both the community and real estate. She was a member of the Silver and Gold Chapter, South Coast Medical Center Auxiliary (Mission Hospital Laguna Beach), serving as president twice. Currently Marie is serving a 3 year term on the Pastoral Council for St. Nicholas Parish Church, Laguna Woods. Marie has 3 children, 4 grandchildren and 6 great-grandchildren.