Joyce Phipps (1934 - 2020), founded Phipps Realty in 1976 just after moving to Rhode Island. A native of San Francisco, California, Joyce relocated many times across the country as an adult with her family of seven. Her personal relocation experience provided her background to be a pioneer in Rhode Island real estate. She was very involved in Realtor® leadership including her Presidency of the Kent County Board of Realtors®. She was also a pioneer for women in the industry over the past forty years and was named Rhode Island Realtor® of the Year in 1991. Joyce co-founded the East Greenwich-Cowesett New Neighbors Organization and was a longtime member of the East Greenwich Rotary.
In addition to running a successful, dynamic real estate organization, she also provided great training and mentoring to many professionals.
Among her interests were travel, reading, art, and family. She was the second generation of a four-generation tradition in real estate.