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Ruth Ann Vella

real estate executive

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.


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.


  • Avocation: aerobics instructor and personal trainer. F C.


Member New Castle County Board Realtors (director 1983-1986, education committee), WomensCoun. Realtors (past state president, governor), National Association Realtors (national speaker, energy conservation instructor, Certified Real Estate Broker instructor), Indiana Fee Appraisers Association, Newark Professional Womens Association, Delaware Association Realtors (education committee since 1986), Realtor's Marketing Institute (various committees, instructor leadership, management courses).


  • Other Interests

    Avocation: aerobics instructor and personal trainer.


Children: Michele Francette Vella, Nicole Renae Vella.

Eric Tanberg

Carmella Tanberg

Michele Francette Vella

Nicole Renae Vella