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Long Island Board of REALTORS® Installs Gina Marie Bettenhauser as 2023 President


REALTOR® Gina Marie Bettenhauser was installed as the 2023 President of Long Island Board of REALTORS® (LIBOR) during the Association’s Installation and Awards Event on January 5, 2023, at Oheka Castle in Huntington, NY. The event included the installation of LIBOR Executive Committee, Board of Directors, and Young Professionals Network for 2023.

Bettenhauser will serve as the 82nd President of LIBOR, a leading regional REALTOR® trade association that serves 30,000 real estate professionals throughout Queens, Nassau, and Suffolk Counties.  She is joined on LIBOR’s Executive Committee by President-Elect, Kevin Leatherman, Secretary/Treasurer, Mary Alice Ruppert, and past President Susan Helsinger.

As a real estate professional for over three decades, Bettenhauser has found the opportunity to join her life’s passions: real estate and advocacy. In 1991, as a sophomore at Manhattanville College, she obtained her New York State real estate salesperson license. Ten years later, she acquired her broker’s license and is currently an Associate Real Estate Broker at Coldwell Banker Distinctive Homes in Shoreham, NY.

In 1994, Bettenhauser earned her paralegal certificate in real estate with honors from Adelphi University. She worked in the legal industry as a senior real estate paralegal alongside numerous mortgage and title companies performing closings. With the birth of her second child and the rising cost of daycare, she decided to use her license to its potential, full-time.

Since then, Bettenhauser has invested in her career and industry by earning a plethora of National Association of REALTORS® (NAR) designations and certifications. In the spirit of volunteerism and raising awareness for the real estate industry, Bettenhauser has served as a director at LIBOR. She is an adept leader and possesses a gift for spearheading various committees and task forces. She has served as LIBOR Education Committee Chairperson in 2017 and Grievance Chairperson in 2019. She is a graduate of NYSAR’s Leadership Academy Class of 2022.

Additionally, Bettenhauser is involved in New York State Association of REALTORS® (NYSAR), and NAR, where she advocates for the protection and promotion of the real estate industry through her work with government affairs and RPAC.

Bettenhauser is also an extremely vested community member of Shoreham Wading River. She has served as Chairperson on the district’s Legislative, and Space and Facilities committees. She is a member of the Shoreham and Wading River Civic Associations and a major donor to the district’s Athletic Booster Club where she currently serves as President.

She is married and the proud mom of two sons, Alexander and Nicholas.

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Press Release Contact:
Christina DeFalco-Romano
Communications Manager
(631) 661-4800 Ext. 358
pr@lirealtor.com

Long Island Board of REALTORS®, Inc. (also known as LIBOR) is a 30,000-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.