FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

REALTOR® Mary Alice Ruppert Installed as 2016 President of the Long Island Board of Realtors®


The Long Island Board of REALTORS® Inc. (LIBOR) is pleased to announce the appointment Mary Alice Ruppert of Coach Realtors, as the 2016 Board President.  Mary Alice was sworn into office by fellow Realtor®, friend and co-owner/broker of Coach Realtors Georgianna Finn.  The installation took place during the association’s Annual Installation and Awards Dinner held on November 24, 2015 at the Crest Hollow Country Club.  Mary Alice will serve as the 75th President of the Long Island Board of REALTORS®.

Mary Alice Ruppert, a member of LIBOR since 1990, is the Branch Manager of Coach Realtors in East Islip.  She currently holds the CRB, SFR, GRI and ABR real estate designations.

Her involvement with LIBOR began at the Huntington Township Chapter in 1996 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 2013 and 2014 she served as LIBOR Treasurer and as President Elect in 2015.  During this time Mary Alice has been a member of numerous LIBOR committees, including By-Laws Vice Chairperson and Grievance Vice Chairperson and Chairperson, Housing Opportunities and Legislative.

She is actively involved at the state and national levels as well, serving on various committees and on the NYSAR Board of Directors from 2003 to present.  She has served on the NAR Board of Directors for 6 years.

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.

To that end, her community involvement with the Long Island Housing Crisis Task Force, comprised of most of Long Islands’ Housing Counseling Agencies, creates an open dialogue with LIBOR to further assist in helping with distressed homeowners and first-time home buyer housing opportunities.

Currently Mary Alice 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.

Mary Alice will be joined on the LIBOR 2016 Executive Committee by: President Elect David Legaz, Queens Vice President Nancy Mosca, Nassau Vice President Charlotte VanderWaag, Suffolk Vice President Peter Demidovich, East End Liaison Vice President Ann Marie Pallister, Treasurer Susan Helsinger and Secretary Dianne Scalza.

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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.