I am tragically sad to announce the death of a wonderful friend and co-worker, Dean Welch. Dean died after an accidental fall last night in Savannah, Ga. Dean has worked with our company for almost 20 years. He has been a friend for over 30 years. Anyone who ever had the privilege to sit alongside Dean during a transaction or even across from him came away from the experience feeling good about the manner and method in which he kept everyone engaged and their priorities first and foremost to accomplish the common end goal. His integrity was overwhelming and his dedication to our company and our family was enormous. Just writing this to everyone is the most difficult thing I have ever done. Dean not only leaves my family and of course hundreds of industry friends, but also a loving wife, Tara and three wonderful children Bethany, Kimberly and Doug.
We already miss Dean so much.
Over the next several days as arrangements for Dean are formalized, we will continue to keep you updated.