New Leadership At Hudson Gateway Association Of Realtors

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Russ Woolley and Katheryn DeClerck are installed as the new presidents of Hudson Gateway Multiple Listing Service and Hudson Gateway Association of Realtors, respectively. Photo Credit: Contributed

WHITE PLAINS, N.Y. - Katheryn DeClerck, Associate Broker with Better Homes and Gardens Rand in Warwick, will serve as the 2013 President of the Hudson Gateway Association of Realtors, while Russ Woolley, owner and principal broker of Wright Bros. Real Estate in Nyack, will be the President of the Hudson Gateway Multiple Listing Service. 

DeClerck succeeds Nancy Kennedy of Houlihan Lawrence in Croton, the 2012 HGAR president. Woolley takes over from Gary Leogrande of Keller Williams in White Plains, the 2012 HGMLS president. Kennedy and Leogrande will remain on the executive committees of HGAR and HGMLS, respectively.

DeClerck is currently a director with the New York State Association of Realtors and has chaired NYSAR’s communications and public relations committees. She has served on NYSAR’s grievance committee, was a director with the former Orange County Association of Realtors for five years, and chaired its diversity committee. In 2011, she was named OCAR’s “Realtor of the Year.”

Woolley has been in the real estate business for 34 years.  He has served as president of the former Rockland County Board of Realtors and has been the owner and principal broker of Wright Bros. Real Estate for the past 11 years. Woolley is a Charter Member of the Congers/Valley Cottage Rotary Club and chair of the Church Council of the New City United Methodist Church. He also serves on the committee of church and society.

In addition to the president, the 2013 HGAR officers elected include: Diane Cummins of Douglas Elliman in Somers as HGAR’s president-elect for 2014; John Lease III of John Lease Realtors as regional VP, Orange County; Drew Kessler of ERA Tucker Associates in Nanuet as regional VP Rockland County; Gail Fattizzi of Westchester Real Estate Inc. in Eastchester as regional VP Westchester/Putnam Counties; and Jennifer Maher of  Keller Williams in White Plains as regional VP, Westchester/Putnam Counties. Sharon Tucker of ERA Tucker Associates in Nanuet will serve as secretary-treasurer.

The new HGMLS officers include J. Philip Faranda of J. Philip Real Estate in Briarcliff Manor as vice president; Leah Caro of Bronxville-Ley Real Estate in Bronxville as secretary and Rosemarie Pelatti of Keller Williams in New City as treasurer.

HGAR is a non-profit trade association covering more than 9,000 real estate professionals in Westchester, Putnam, Rockland and Orange counties.

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