Name: Rusling D. Blackburn
Honored by The Carroll County Sunfor: Becoming the 1990 Distinguished Sales Associate of the Year for the Carroll County Association of Realtors
Residence; hometown:Westminster; Baltimore
Education: Bachelor of science degree in civil engineering from University of Maryland, College Park; graduate courses in industrial engineering from West Virginia University; graduate of Realtors Institute
Family: Wife: Beverly, executive secretary for Star Sportswear in Eldersburg; sons: Daniel, 25; Bruce, 24; Kyle, 16, a junior at North Carroll High School; daughter: Meghan, 9, student at Hampstead Elementary
Place of worship: St. Mark's Reformed Church, Snydersburg
Activities/hobbies: Enjoys hunting, fishing and renovating old buildings; also participates in sports activities with his children
Accomplishments: Serves on board of directors of Carroll County Board of Realtors; chairman of the Realtors Political Action Committee and Relocation Committee; member of the Finance and Strategic Planning Committee
Recipient's comments: "This is the most significant award I have ever won. It's a great honor and being selected by my peers makes it feel doubly important."
Nominations: Call 876-8771 or 857-0550 between 10 a.m. and 5 p.m. Mondays.