SECOND NOTICE OF ANNUAL MEETING October 30, 2023 Hudson Gateway Association of REALTORS®, Inc.

Report of the HGAR Nominating Committee to be presented at the HGAR Annual Meeting
October 30, 2023

The 2023 Annual Meeting of the Hudson Gateway Association of REALTORS®, Inc. will take place on October 30, 2023, at 3:30 PM at the Westchester Marriott, located at 670 White Plains Road, Tarrytown, New York, 10591. Due to the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, Hudson Gateway Association of REALTORS®, at its sole discretion, reserves the right after providing ten (10) days written notice, to convert this live meeting to a virtual meeting. The voting business at the Annual Meeting will include the Report of the Nominating Committee:

The election of Officers in accordance with Article XI, Section 4, subsection (f), the election of HGAR Directors in accordance with Article XI, Section 4, subsection (d), and the election of six (6) Regional Directors in accordance with Article XI, Section 3, subsection (a)(2) of the Bylaws, representing the counties of Bronx, New York (i.e., Manhattan), Putnam, Orange, Rockland and Westchester, replacing Directors and Officers with terms expiring at the end of 2023. The HGAR Nominating Committee has submitted the following slate of candidates for election to serve as Officers and Directors on the HGAR Board of Directors commencing on January 1, 2024.


Carmen A. Bauman
Green Grass Real Estate Corp.
141 Parkway Road, Suite 9
Bronxville, New York 10708

President Elect

Vlora Sejdi
HomeSmart Homes & Estates
777 Westchester Ave.
White Plains, NY 10604


Joseph Lippolis
BHHS River Towns Real Estate
983 Main St.
Peekskill, NY 10566


Rey Hollingsworth Falu
Hollingsworth Real Estate Grp.
75 S. Boardway, 4th Floor
White Plains, NY 10601

Immediate Past President

Tony L. D’Anzica
DynaMax Realty NYC, Inc.
1463 5th Ave.
New York, NY 10035

Previous Past President

Anthony Domathoti
Exit Realty Premium
813 Morris Park Ave.
Bronx, NY 10462

Regional Director and Chapter Representative Bronx County

Joseph Cosentino
Morris Park Realty Group
1965 Williamsbridge Rd.
Bronx, NY 10461

Regional Director and Chapter Representative New York County (i.e., Manhattan)

Lee Presser
eXp Realty NYC
1501 Broadway, 12th Floor
New York, NY 10036

Regional Director Putnam County

Aaron C. Velez
Houlihan Lawrence Inc.
Town Centre at Somers
104 Village Square
Somers, NY 10589-2305

Regional Director Orange County

Carole M. McCann
Hudson Heritage Realty
57 E Main St.
Washingtonville, NY 10992

Regional Director Rockland County

Jennifer Rousset
Howard Hanna Rand Realty
268 S. Main St.
New City, NY 10956

Regional Director Westchester County

Crystal Hawkins Syska
Keller Williams NY Realty
120 Bloomingdale Rd., Suite 101
White Plains, NY 10605


Joseph Houlihan
Houlihan & O’Malley Real Estate Services
141 Parkway Road
Bronxville, NY 10708

Maryann Tercasio
Howard Hanna Rand Realty
299 Route 32
Central Valley, NY 10917

Ronald Garafalo
John J. Lease REALTORS® Inc.
495 Schutt Rd. Ext.
Middletown, NY 10940

Shanese Williams
eXp Realty
777 Westchester Avenue, Suite 101
White Plains, NY 10604

Timothy Bohike
Howard Hanna Rand Realty
268 South Main Street
New City, NY 10956

Classification of Directors

Class 1 Directors terms of office shall expire December 31, 2025, and every three years thereafter. Class 2 Directors terms of office shall expire December 31, 2026, and every three years thereafter. Class 3 Directors terms of office shall expire December 31, 2024, and every three years thereafter.
Regional Director terms shall expire on December 31, 2024.

Members of the Nominating Committee

The Nominating Committee members filing this report were: Anthony Domathoti, Chair; Susan Goldy, Renee Zurlo, Diane Mitchell, Christina Stevens, Ruth Lara Dean and Ismail Kolya.


REALTOR® Members may file petitions to nominate candidates other than those proposed above for any of the Director positions. A petition must be signed by at least three percent (3%) of those REALTOR® Members of HGAR eligible to vote. Further, the REALTORS® must be affiliated with at least twenty (20) different REALTOR® firms. Branch offices do not count as separate firms. The Officer positions are not subject to petition challenges because they are subject to election by the HGAR Board of Directors.

Any such petition must be filed with the 2023 HGAR Board of Directors at least twenty-one (21) days before the election, accordingly, no later than noon on Monday, October 9, 2023. The petition must state the name and firm of the candidate(s). A link to a copy of the HGAR By-Laws is posted on Petitioners are strongly urged to consult with the HGAR CEO or other executive staff members, to be assured of a proper understanding and interpretation of the Bylaws. In the event that nomination petition(s) are filed, HGAR must post at the HGAR offices and also provide notice of such additional nominations to all members eligible to vote in such election at least fourteen (14) days prior to the annual meeting (i.e., not later than Monday, October 16, 2023) by email and/or publication in Real Estate In-Depth.


REALTOR® members may vote in person or by proxy at the annual meeting. The person who attends and votes may act as proxy for only one absent REALTOR®. A proxy ballot and the procedure for voting by proxy will be posted on the member only pages of no later than October 2, 2023.

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