1988 – Denver, Colorado
Gail Liniger was born and educated in St. Louis, Missouri. After receiving a degree in marketing from Southern Illinois University she became the customer service department supervisor for the Ralston Purina Company. In 1973 she moved to Denver where she teamed up with her future husband, David Liniger, to develop a new concept in real estate: the idea that professional, top producing sales agents should not be forced to split their commissions with a broker. Today, the RE/MAX system boasts over 3,200 offices and more than 55,000 Sales Associates. And, on a very personal level, her almost miraculous recovery from the near-fatal crash of a small private plane in 1983 has served to inspire and motivate people both inside and outside the RE/MAX organization. In 1989, she was honored as Entrepreneur of the Year by Arthur Young and also Inc. magazine. The outstanding elements of her own winning nature – persistence, enthusiasm and entrepreneurial vision – are qualities countless individuals have aspired to because of her example.