RealtyTrac’s CEO James J. Saccacio Receives Distinguished Alumni Award from SMU

IRVINE, Calif. – May 13, 2011 – RealtyTrac® (, the leading online marketplace for foreclosure properties, today announced that RealtyTrac Chief Executive Officer James J. Saccacio will receive the 2011 Distinguished Alumni Award from Southern Methodist University at a luncheon today, Friday, May 13, 2011, in Dallas, Texas.

The Distinguished Alumni Award — presented annually by Southern Methodist University since 1992 — is the highest and most prestigious award the University can bestow upon its alumni. The award is presented to an alumnus or alumna of SMU who has demonstrated a record of distinguished service and extraordinary achievement in a particular discipline, organization, or cause that brings distinction to the University. Each year, five individuals are chosen by the SMU Alumni Board Nominations Committee to receive this prominent award.

In its 19th year of recognizing outstanding alumni, SMU’s Cox School of Business will honor five graduates on Friday, May 13, 2011. Lisbeth R. McNabb (MBA 88) and C. David Cush (MBA 83), along with Saccacio (BA 82) were named as Distinguished Alumni. Allison Carrea, (MS 02) and Blake Mycoskie, (BA 98) were awarded the outstanding Young Alumni.

“I receive this distinguished honor with deep gratitude and great humility,” said James J. Saccacio, Chief Executive Officer at RealtyTrac. “It is an honor to receive such a prestigious award from my alma mater — Southern Methodist University.”

Some of the past SMU Distinguished Alumni award winners include: Joseph M. Grant, Ph.D (BBA ’60), Chairman and CEO, Texas Capital Bancshares, Inc.; William A. Custard (BBA ’57); Paul M. Bass, Jr. (BBA ’85); Jean M. Birch (MBA ’01); and Michael M. Boone (BBA ’64).

Saccacio earned a Bachelor’s degree in Business Administration from SMU’s Cox School of Business in 1982. Two years later, he earned a Master’s of Business Administration degree from the University of California, at Irvine, Calif.

About RealtyTrac Inc.
RealtyTrac ( is the leading online marketplace of foreclosure properties, with more than 1.5 million default, auction and bank-owned listings from over 2,200 U.S. counties, along with detailed property, loan and home sales data. Hosting more than 3 million unique monthly visitors, RealtyTrac provides innovative technology solutions and practical education resources to facilitate buying, selling and investing in real estate. RealtyTrac’s foreclosure data has also been used by the Federal Reserve, FBI, U.S. Senate Joint Economic Committee and Banking Committee, U.S. Treasury Department, and numerous state housing and banking departments to help evaluate foreclosure trends and address policy issues related to foreclosures. RealtyTrac publishes a blog with daily updates on the foreclosure market ( and a monthly print newsletter covering the foreclosure market in depth.


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