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Ruth Ann Vella

Ruth Ann Vella, American real estate executive. Named Educator of Year, New Castle County, 1996, New Castle County Board Teachers; named to Hall of Fame, 2009; recipient award, Omega Tau Rho, 1989.


  • Vella, Ruth Ann was born on August 18, 1942 in West Chester, Pennsylvania, United States. Daughter of Eric and Carmella Tanberg.

  • Education

    • Graduate, Realtor's Institute.


    • Real estate sales associate Reeve Realty, Wilmington, Delaware, 1966-1972. Owner Realtor Heritage Realty, 1972—1992. Instructor sales Wilmington College, 1978-1985.

      Member faculty Delaware State College, since 1979. Principal, owner Omega Real Estate School, Newark, since 1989. Manager Weichert Realtors, since 1996.

      Professional development coordinator Prudential Fox & Roach Realtors, since 2002. Instructor Realtor's Institute, dean, 1983, assistant dean, since 1983. Owner, president Corporate Fitness of Delaware, since 1991.

      Member education committee Delaware Real Estate Commission, 2003-2007. Speaker in field.

    Major achievements

    • Avocation: aerobics instructor and personal trainer.


    Denomination: Roman Catholic


    Education committee Real Estate Commission, 2002—2006, Delaware Real Estate Commission. Director Delaware Association Realtors, since 2006. Member Delaware Association Realtors (director since 2005), New Castle County Board Realtors (director 1983-1986, education committee), Womens Council Realtors (past state president, governor), National Association Realtors (national speaker, energy conservation instructor, Certified Real Estate Broker instructor), Leading Edge Society.



    Avocation: aerobics instructor and personal trainer.


    • Children: Michele Francette Vella, Nicole Renae Vella.
    • father: Eric Tanberg
    • mother: Carmella Tanberg
    • children: Michele Francette Vella
    • Nicole Renae Vella
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    Born August 18, 1942
    (age 75)
    • 1966 - 1972
      Real estate sales associate, Reeve Realty
      Wilmington, Ohio, United States
    • 1972 - 1992
      owner Realtor Heritage Realty
    • 1978 - 1985
      instructor, sales Wilmington College
    • 1979
      member, faculty Delaware State College
    • 1989
      Newark, Ohio, United States
    • 1996
      manager, Weichert Realtors
    • 2002
      professional development coordinator, Prudential Fox & Roach Realtors