RISMEDIA, April 23, 2008-On Saturday, April 12th, 2008, at the Third Annual La Roche College Founders Gala, the Howard Hanna Family was recognized as the recipient of the school’s 2008 Ad Lucem Award.
The award was presented to the Hannas by La Roche College president, Sister Candace Introcaso, CDP, Ph.D., on behalf of La Roche College and its board of trustees in honor of their vision, leadership and determination which has transformed their dreams into reality.
Known as founders or inventors, recipients of this award epitomize the meaning of the Latin words Ad Lucem or to light. “The Hanna Family’s dedication and consistent effort has illuminated a new path and made a positive and lasting contribution to society, the community and the professions,” said Sister Candace. “Recipients must exemplify the mission of La Roche College to educate future leaders and to promote peace and justice in a constantly changing – and challenging – global society, she added. “It is our pleasure to recognize the Hannas, all of whom are richly deserving of this honor.”
The Hanna family business – Howard Hanna Real Estate Services – was created 50 years ago by Anne and Howard W. Hanna Jr. with one office at the corner of Bayard and Craig Streets in the North Oakland section of the City of Pittsburgh. Now, Howard Hanna Real Estate Services has 122 sales offices in Pennsylvania, Ohio, West Virginia and New York and employs more than 3,600 sales associates and staff. Three generations continue to manage the family business: Howard W. “Hoddy” Hanna, III, serves as Chairman and Chief Executive Officer; Helen Hanna Casey, President; and Annie Hanna Cestra, Executive Vice President and Chief Operating Officer of the Company; and third generation, Annie Hanna Engel serves as Chief Legal Counsel for the company; Howard W. “Hoby” Hanna, IV, serves as President of Howard Hanna Ohio, and F. “Duffy” Hanna serves as Executive Vice President of the company’s title business, Barristers Land Abstract. Other family members involved in the company are: Dennis Cestra, Senior Vice President of Appraisal Services, Kelly Hanna Riley, Rick Duffy, John Freyvogel, Michael Regan, Chas Conley and James McCready.
For more information, visit www.howardhanna.com.