FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

LIBOR Awards 2012 REALTOR® - Salesperson of the Year to Mary Alice Ruppert


December 5, 2012 - West Babylon, NY - The Long Island Board of REALTORS®, Inc. (LIBOR) is pleased to announce that Realtor® Mary Alice Ruppert has been named the recipient of the esteemed Realtor®-Salesperson of the Year award.  The announcement was recently made at the association’s Annual Installation and Awards Dinner held at the Crest Hollow Country Club in Woodbury.

Mary Alice Ruppert, a member of LIBOR since 1990, is a licensed Associate Real Estate Broker with Realty Connect in Hauppauge.  She currently holds the GRI and ABR real estate designations.   Formerly, Mary Alice managed offices with Coach and Coldwell Banker in Northport.

Her involvement with LIBOR began at the Huntington Township Chapter in 2002 where she served as a Director until 2004.  In 1997 and 1998, Mary Alice served as Chapter Secretary and then as Vice President in 1999.  She was subsequently elected as Chapter President serving from 2000 till 2001; while holding a seat on LIBOR’s Board of Directors.  During her Chapter leadership roles, Mary Alice was also a member of LIBOR’s Public Relations Committee.

She became further involved at LIBOR’s board level when she became a Director in 2005.  She was elected as LIBOR’s Suffolk County Vice President and served as such until 2009.  In 2011, Mary Alice was elected as LIBOR’s Secretary in which she is currently serving her second term.  In 2013 she will serve as LIBOR Treasurer.

During this time Mary Alice has been a member of numerous LIBOR committees, including By-Laws Vice Chairperson and Grievance Vice Chairperson and Chairperson.

She is actively involved at the state and national levels as well, serving on numerous committees and on the NYSAR Board of Directors from 2003 to present.  She served on the NAR Board of Directors in 2009, 2011 and 2012.

With a heart and mission toward affordable housing opportunities, Mary Alice has extended herself to both promote home-buyer programs to the consumer and educate Realtors® regarding funding and housing opportunities throughout Long Island.   Speaking at LIBOR Local Chapter meetings, Mary Alice remains successful in her mission educating LIBOR members through Nassau, Suffolk and Queens.

In addition to her extensive community involvement, one of her most recent endeavors, in the wake of Hurricane Sandy, is her connection with the Long Island Housing Crisis Task Force inquiring of how, not only, herself, but how LIBOR can further assist in helping the many storm victims throughout the Island and Queens.

Currently she resides in Lindenhurst with her husband, Jim.   They are the proud parents of four grown children, and enjoy golfing and boating on the Great South Bay.

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Press Release Contact:
Christina DeFalco Romano
Public Relations and Communication Programs Manager
(631) 661-4800 Ext. 358
pr@lirealtor.com

The Long Island Board of REALTORS®, Inc. (also known as LIBOR) is a 27,000-member, not-for-profit trade association that serves real estate professionals throughout Nassau, Suffolk and Queens counties. Founded over 100 years ago, LIBOR is the fourth-largest local REALTOR® board in the United States.