Claire Bisignano Chesnoff takes helm of borough’s largest not-for-profit trade organization
STATEN ISLAND, N.Y. (Jan, 15, 2016) – Claire Bisignano Chesnoff, broker/owner of Claire Properties, has been inducted as the 54th president of the Staten Island Board of Realtors (SIBOR).
Ms. Bisignano Chesnoff was sworn into office Thursday evening [Jan. 14] by Joan Illuzzi, special counsel to Manhattan District Attorney Cyrus R. Vance Jr., during a banquet ceremony at the Excelsior Grand, New Dorp.
“SIBOR marked its 100th anniversary this past year, and I feel fortunate to be president as we enter the threshold of our next one hundred years,” Ms. Bisignano Chesnoff said. “It is a privilege to be part of such an extraordinary organization, and a gift to be working alongside a team of officers and directors who are truly devoted to the American Dream and the further enrichment of our community.”
All other officials inducted during the evening were sworn in by Linda Lugo, president of the New York State Association of Realtors.
In addition to Ms. Bisignano Chesnoff, SIBOR officers installed at the event included President-Elect Greg A. Sokol, Cangiano Estates; Secretary/Treasurer Michael Blasi, Sherlock Homes Realty, and Immediate Past President Dilshad (Dil) Gillani, Gillani Homes.
Other board members include: Sandy Krueger, CEO of the Staten Island Board of Realtors; Michael Dukhovny; Richard E. Dun; Donna A. Iadarola; Laird Klein; Vivian P. Kokkinos; Hector Mesa; Ron Molcho; Angelo Pappalardo; Joseph Pugliese; Frank Reali; Scott Setaro; Rocio Uchofen; Joseph Tirone; George K. Wonica, and Alfred M. Fazio, Esq., board counsel.
Two members of the board are non-Realtors: Robert B. Rampulla of the law firm of Sak & Rampulla, and Philip A. Guarnieri, president and CEO of Empire State Bank, who is serving as a non-Realtor member for the fourth consecutive year.
STATEN ISLAND MULTIPLE LISTING SERVICE
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 or have been reinstated as directors and/or members of the SIMLS board: President and CEO Sandy Krueger; Vice President Frank Reali, Better Homes and Gardens Real Estate – Safari Realty; Secretary/Treasurer George K. Wonica, Wonica Realtors & Appraisers; Joan C. Camerlengo; Ann Coppola; Thomas DeLese; Georgianna Diaz; Frank DiTommaso; Daniel Fausak; Michael Gentilesco; Donna A. Iadarola; Laird Klein; Domenica (Mimi) Neuhaus; Raju Philip; Greg A. Sokol; Kevin M Swetsky, and Alfred M. Fazio, Esq., board counsel.
Presenting sponsor of the event was Freedom Mortgage. Additional sponsors included: US Mortgage Corp.; Vanguard Funding; BCB Community Bank; Empire State Bank; The Luthmann Law Firm; Admiral Insurance Brokerage Corp., and the law firm of Sak & Rampulla.
About The Staten Island Board of REALTORS® (SIBOR)
Having marked its 100th anniversary in October 2015, the Staten Island Board of REALTORS® (SIBOR) is the largest not-for-profit professional and 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 promote the preservation of the public’s right to own, transfer and use real property.
Comprised of approximately 1,800 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 3,700 real estate transactions every year.
All SIBOR Realtors 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 www.SIBOR.com. SIBOR may also be visited on Facebook at “Staten Island Board of Realtors” and on Twitter via @SIBOR.