Traci Cangiano expresses her joy after being sworn-in by FDNY Battalion Chief John LaBarbera as the 51st president of the Staten Island Board of Realtors.

STATEN ISLAND, N.Y.  (Jan, 22, 2013) – The Staten Island Board of Realtors (SIBOR) contributed $10,000 to the Island’s Hurricane Sandy relief effort last Thursday evening, during a dinner gathering that witnessed the induction of Traci Cangiano of Cangiano Estates as the organization’s 51st president.

Ms. Cangiano was sworn-in by FDNY Battalion Chief John LaBarbera, who accepted the $10,000 donation on behalf of the Hurricane Sandy Relief Fund of the Stephen Siller Tunnel To Towers Foundation. Laird Klein of Robert DeFalco Realty, president-elect of SIBOR presented the check.

The event at the Grand Oaks Country Club, Huguenot, featured the installation of the SIBOR and Staten Island Multiple Listing Service (SIMLS) officers and directors for 2013.

In addition to Mrs. Cangiano and Klein, other SIBOR officers installed at the event included Dilshad (Dil) Gillani of Gillani Homes, secretary/treasurer, who is also SIBOR’s 2013 Realtor of the Year, and Georgianna Diaz of Village Realty SINY, immediate past president.

Other board members include: Claire Bisignano Chesnoff;  Joan C. Camerlengo; Ann Coppola; Laura Dinten; Wayne Goldstein;  Donna A. Iadarola;  Sari Kingsley;  Vivian P. Kokkinos;  Ron Molcho;  Neila Nuzzi;  Irene Paoli; Frank Rizzo; Greg A. Sokol;  Sandy Krueger, CEO of the Staten Island Board of Realtors, and Counsel Mordecai Jacobi, Esq., board counsel.

Each year, one member of the board is a non-Realtor; this seat will be held for the second consecutive year by Philip A. Guarnieri, president and CEO of Empire State Bank.

During the evening, the National Association of Realtors® honored five Islanders, bestowing each of them with the status of “Realtor® Emeritus.” The honor was presented to Patricia Dellomo, Michael R. Diaz, Melvin (Mel) Kling, Domenica Kling and William (Bill) Wolfe for “forty consecutive years of membership in the National Association of Realtors® and in recognition of valuable and lasting contribution to the real estate profession in the Community,” reads the inscription on the awarded plaques.


The officers and directors of the Staten Island Multiple Listing Service Inc. (SIMLS), a wholly owned SIBOR subsidiary, also were inducted.

The following individuals, or their designates, have joined the board of directors: Joan C. Camerlengo; Thomas Crimmins; Georgianna Diaz; Gregory Diaz, and SIBOR President-Elect Laird Klein.

Returning to the SIMLS Board are: Michael Dukhovny;  Donna A. Iadarola; Ron Molcho; Mimi Neuhaus;  Frank Reali; Scott Setaro;  Kevin M. Swetsky, and John A. Vernazza. The president and CEO of the SIMLS is Sandy Krueger, CEO of SIBOR.

About The Staten Island Board of REALTORS® (SIBOR)

The Staten Island Board of REALTORS® (SIBOR) is the largest not-for-profit trade association in Staten Island, N.Y.

SIBOR exists to enhance the ability and opportunity of its members to conduct their business successfully and ethically; and to promote the preservation of the public’s right to own, transfer and use real property.

Comprised of over 1,600 members, SIBOR serves real estate agents, brokers and affiliated professionals throughout the borough and surrounding areas.

SIBOR is the provider of the Staten Island Multiple Listing Service Inc. (SIMLS), which works as a clearinghouse through which more than 250 local real estate firms exchange information on properties they have listed for sale. Together, its members participate in over 3,000 real estate transactions every year.

All SIBOR members belong to the New York State Association of REALTORS® (NYSAR) and the National Association of REALTORS® (NAR).

SIBOR may be reached at 718-928-3220 and viewed online at SIBOR may also be visited on Facebook at “Staten Island Board of Realtors,” on Twitter via @SIBOR, and on YouTube at the Staten Island Board of Realtors and RelevantPR channels.


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