FOR RELEASE: THURSDAY, JAN. 16, 2020, and Thereafter
STATEN ISLAND, N.Y. – Scott Setaro, broker/owner of Weichert, Realtors® Evolution Group was inducted as the 2020 president of the Staten Island Board of Realtors® (SIBOR), initiating his second term, during a ceremony Jan. 15 at the Grand Oaks Country Club, Huguenot.
“When a SIBOR president takes on the position, they normally take the reins but really don’t know what they’re getting into. It’s a black box. Being up here for the second time, I know what I’m getting into. And you know what – I can honestly say it’s an honor and a privilege to serve a second term asSIBOR president,” said Setaro, who was sworn in by his sister and business partner, Tracey Setaro Skopp. All other 2020 SIBOR officials were sworn into office by Jennifer Stevenson, 2020 president of the New York State Association of REALTORS®.
In addition to Setaro, 2019 SIBOR officers continuing their roles in 2020 are President-Elect Angelo Pappalardo, Century 21 Papp Realty; Secretary/Treasurer Francis J. Rizzo, Cornerstone Realty, and SIBOR Chief Executive Officer Sandy Krueger.
“The real estate brokerage industry has a number of serious challenges facing it in 2020 and we’re fortunate to have a team of committed professionals to address them,” Krueger said. “I look forward to working with Scott and the entire leadership team this year.”
Other inducted directors included: Ralph J. Andrews, Esq., of the law firm of Andrews & Leung; Diane Birrell, Diane Realty Ltd.; Phyllis Cangro, RE/MAX Elite; Dawn M. Carpenter, Dawning Real Estate; Sandra Cascio, Robert DeFalco Realty; Ann Coppola, Master Associates; Philip DeCarlo, Ozana Realty Group; Michael Dukhovny, United National Realty; Rosanne La Fata, RE/MAX Elite; Alexander Levin, NextHome Prestige; Maurice Molcho, American Homes Group; Erica Orlando, Cornerstone Realty, and Annmarie Triolo, Triolo Realty Group.
STATEN ISLAND MULTIPLE LISTING SERVICE
Sworn in as officers and directors of the Staten Island Multiple Listing Service Inc. (SIMLS) were: Sandy Krueger, President and CEO; Ron Molcho, Vice President, American Homes Group; George K. Wonica, Secretary/Treasurer, Wonica Realtors & Appraisers; Sal Calabrese, Realty Executives Metro; Georgianna Diaz, Village Realty of Staten Island;Daniel Fausak, Red Door Realty Group; Michael Gentilesco, Robert DeFalco Realty; Donna A. Iadarola, RE/MAX Elite; Sari Kingsley, Sari Kingsley Real Estate;Sallyanne Malfi, Tom Crimmins Realty; Gerry McClean, Weichert, Realtors® Evolution Group; Brian J. Moore, Opulence Properties; Domenica (Mimi) Neuhaus, Neuhaus Realty; Angelo Pappalardo, Century 21 Papp Realty, and Frank Reali, Better Homes and Gardens Real Estate Safari Realty.
A special segment of the evening placed Sandy Krueger and Annmarie Izzo in the spotlight, catching each by surprise. Krueger was presented with a plaque commemorating his accomplishments as CEO of SIBOR for over two decades, successfully navigating the organization through challenging economic climates and fluctuations in the housing market.
Izzo, SIBOR’s special event coordinator, was honored for 20 years of spearheading SIBOR’s Adopt-A-Senior Program. Under her leadership, SIBOR volunteers annually spend time during the winter holiday season obtaining and delivering personally requested gifts to hundreds of residents at Staten Island senior care facilities who are alone – mainly without family, friends or loved ones to be with them.
Major supporters of this year’s installation ceremony and dinner event were Platinum Sponsor Think Mortgage; Entertainment Sponsor CrossCountry, and Centerpiece Sponsor US Mortgage.
About the Staten Island Board of REALTORS® (SIBOR)
Established in 1915, the Staten Island Board of REALTORS® (SIBOR) is the largest professional association in Staten Island, N.Y.
SIBOR exists to enhance the ability and opportunity of its members to conduct their business successfully and ethically, and promote the preservation of the public’s right to own, transfer and use real property.
Comprised of more than 2,000 members, SIBOR serves real estate agents, brokers and affiliated professionals throughout the borough and surrounding areas.
SIBOR is the provider of the Staten Island Multiple Listing Service Inc. (SIMLS), which works as a clearinghouse through which more than 250 local real estate firms exchange information on properties they have listed for sale. Together, its members participate in over 5,000 real estate transactions every year.
All SIBOR Realtors belong to the New York State Association of REALTORS® (NYSAR) and the National Association of REALTORS® (NAR).
SIBOR may be reached at 718-928-3220 and viewed online at SIBORREALTORS.com. SIBOR may also be visited on Facebook at Staten Island Board of Realtors,on Twitter via @SIBOR, and on Instagram at SIBOR REALTORS (siborrealtors).