Broker and Realtor Paul Grist is president of Grist Real Estate Associates, Inc. He holds bachelor’s degrees in political science and environmental policy from Virginia Tech and is a 2006 graduate of West Virginia University’s real estate institute at Parkersburg. He was graduated from the Nashville Auction School in 2006, from the Professional Ringman’s Institute in 2007, and from the Certified Auctioneers Institute in 2010. Also in 2010, he was recognized by The State Journal as among the most influential West Virginians younger than 40. He was honored as the region’s top-selling agent in 2010, 2012, 2013, and 2014. Dedicated to community service from an early age, he was awarded the rank of Eagle Scout in 2000. He has served as president of both the Lewisburg Rotary Club and the United Way of the Greenbrier Valley.