Memphis, Tenn. - Harold E. Crye, chief executive officer of Crye-Leike, Realtors, the nation's 13th largest real estate company and the largest in Tennessee and the Mid-South, has been elected to serve as vice chairman of the board of directors of RELO International. RELO is the largest network of independent real estate companies specializing in the relocation of people nationwide.

Crye brings to the RELO board more than 30 years of experience in real estate and is recognized within the industry as a consistently strong and vocal advocate for independent real estate brokers. He previously served as a member of the RELO board of directors for the past two years.

Crye is co-founder of Crye-Leike, Realtors and president of Crye-Leike Insurance Agency. He is a member of the board of directors of the Memphis Better Business Bureau, First Trust Bank for Savings and Realty Title & Escrow Company. He holds the professional designations of certified residential specialist (CRS) and certified real estate brokerage manager (CRB).

He was president of the Memphis Area Association of Realtors in 1991 and was selected by the association as Realtor of the Year in 1992. A graduate of Arkansas State University, Crye was awarded the Distinguished Alumni Award in 1986 by ASU's College of Business for his achievements in establishing a full service real estate company in 1976 that became the largest real estate firm in Memphis within three years.

Crye has served his community as charter president of the Germantown Jaycees and Germantown Exchange Club as well as president of the Chickasaw Council Boy Scouts of America in 1991.

Crye-Leike (www.crye-leike.com), a full service real estate company for 25 years, has a network of over 2,200 sales associates and 62 branch and franchise offices. Crye-Leike attained sales of $2.95 billion and 20,768 closed transaction sides corporate wide in 2001.

As a member of the RELO Network, Crye-Leike Relocation Services (www.relocation.crye-leike.com) can assist families, individuals and corporate groups relocating to virtually any community in the United States or abroad through any one of its five regional relocation hub offices in Chattanooga, Johnson City, Memphis, Nashville, Tenn. and Little Rock, Ark. that service Tennessee, Arkansas, Mississippi, Georgia, Florida and Kentucky. Crye-Leike Relocation Services assisted over 5,000 executives and their families and attained over $250 million in closed regional sales volume in 2001.

RELO is the country's largest relocation referral network of 700 leading independent real estate firms in the United States. RELO members produced $252 billion in sales in 2001 and rank either No. 1 or No. 2 in over two-thirds of the nation's top 80 major metropolitan markets. RELO member firms are widely recognized as the premier providers of quality relocation and affinity services.