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Serve with Distinction on the GCAR Board of Directors!

Help set high standards for one of the largest REALTOR® associations in New York.

As a director of one of the most prominent REALTOR® associations in the state, GCAR leadership members are recognized throughout the Capital Region for the difference they make in the lives of the more than 3,000 members through the decisions they make and the standards they set.

Board member responsibilities include:

  • Attendance at GCAR board meetings (6 bimonthly meetings per year).
  • Directors may not miss more than two board meetings to remain active on the board.
  • Attendance at the annual NYSAR Leadership Conference.
  • A commitment to invest in RPAC.
  • Service as an ambassador of the Association promoting the Association, GCAR’s products, tools and services and information to your firm, the membership at large and the community throughout the year.
  • Participation in GCAR events throughout the year.

Candidates for a GCAR Officer position must have served on the GCAR Board of Directors or another board/association of REALTORS® board of directors and/or an MLS Board of Directors for a minimum of three (3) years. Combined service is permissible.

If you are prepared to commit your time, talents and passion to make a difference by being a part of GCAR’s leadership team and meet all of the eligibility requirements, today is the day to apply for a GCAR director position.

Submit your candidacy for GCAR’s 2018 Board of Directors by September 5, 2018.

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Committee Chairs

Broker/Owner Managers Council
Chair: Jean Maloney

Community Relations
Chair: Melissa Petalas

Education & Member Services
Chair: Tracey LaFleur

Chair: Nelson Van Ullen

Legislative Affairs
Chair: Jennifer Vucetic

Professional Standards
Chair: Jacquelyn Witbeck

Trade Show
Chair: Joseph Cardinale

Chair: Cathy Griffin

Past Presidents:

1993 – Robert Blackman,
1994 – Victoria Gettings,
1995 – James Pugliese, Coldwell Banker Prime Properties
1996 – Arlene Barbagelata, Arlene A. Barbagelata Real Estate
1997 – J. Gregory Connors, Century 21 – Connors Howard Realty
1998 – Laura Conrad, Purdy Realty
1999 – Robert Freedman, R L F Realty
2000 – Peter Staniels, Weichert, REALTORS, Northeast Group
2001 – Doreen Ross, Doreen Ross Associates
2002 – Jeffrey Christiana, Prudential Manor Homes REALTORS
2003 – Jacquelyn Witbeck, Coldwell Banker Prime Properties
2004 – Merle Whitehead,
2005 – Kathleen Hedrick, Prudential Manor Homes REALTORS
2006 – John McNamara, Coldwell Banker Prime Properties
2007 – Douglas Engels, Weichert, REALTORS, Northeast Group
2008 – Marie Bettini, Albany Realty Group
2009 – Sandra Nardoci, Prudential Manor Homes, REALTORS
2010 – Laurene Curtin, Albany Realty Group
2011 – Paul Semanek,
2012 – Nina Amadon,
2013 – Miguel Berger, Better Homes & Gardens Tech Valley
2014 – Al Picchi,
2015 – Cathy Griffin, Keller Williams, Capital District
2016 – Marie Bettini, Albany Realty Group
2017 – Joel Koval, Howard Hanna
2018 – Susan Sommers, Better Homes and Gardens Tech Valley

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