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Regional Vice Presidents


NYSAR's 2014 Regional Vice Presidents.

Adirondack Region - Lorraine Streeter

Streeter, a REALTOR for 30 years, is an associate broker with Coldwell Banker Whitbeck Associates in Plattsburgh, NY.

Streeter is a member and former president of the Clinton County Board of REALTORS (CCBR). She has served on CCBR’s Board of Directors and initiated the board’s first Agents’ Day. She was the CCBR REALTOR of the Year in 1992.

At the state level, Streeter previously served as the Regional Vice President for the Adirondack Region from 1993 to 1996. She has served on numerous committees including communications and public relations, legislative policy and nominating.

Active in her community, Streeter has previously served on the Board of Directors for both Hospice of the North Country and Planned Parenthood of the North Country.

Contact: Lorriane Streeter, Coldwell Banker Whitbeck Associates, 20 Miller St., Plattsburgh, NY  12901; (518) 562-9999; lorraine@whitbeckassociates.com

Capital Region - Thomas McGroder


McGroder, a REALTOR for 8 years, is the broker/owner of Thomas J. Real Estate Inc. in Edinburg, NY, which he opened in 2008. He is a member of the Greater Capital Association of REALTORS (GCAR). He is a past president of the Fulton County Board of REALTORS, where he served as chair of the MLS Committee.

At the state level, McGroder serves on the NYSAR Board of Directors and has served on numerous committees including professional standards and MLS issues and policies. 

Contact: Thomas J. McGroder Jr., Thomas J Real Estate, PO Box 895, Northville, NY 12134; (518) 863-4691; tom@thomasjrealestate.com 

Central Region - Donna Rausch


Rausch, a REALTOR since 1985, is the branch manager and associate broker of RealtyUSA for both the Liverpool and Fulton/Oswego offices.

Rausch was the 2012 and 2013 president of the Greater Syracuse Association of REALTORS (GSAR), where she has served on the Board of Directors and numerous committees including education, grievance and professional standards. She has also chaired the  “Hat’s Off To You” Committee three times since its inception. In 2012, Rausch was named the Broker/Manager of the Year.

At the state level, Rausch serves on several committees including professional standards, grievance and education. She currently serves on the Executive Committee, Organizational Planning Committee and the 2014 Board of Directors.

On the national level, Rausch has attended the National Association of REALTORS Leadership Conference in 2011 and 2012, as well as multiple conventions. 

Active in her community, Rausch is a former member and past director of the ZONTA Club of Syracuse, has served on the Parade of Homes and the Marketing and Membership committees for the Home Builders & Remodelers of Central New York, and has been involved with a Dementia and Alzheimer’s Support Group. She also formed an Adopt-a-Highway program for her branch office from 2009-2012.


Contact: Donna Rausch, RealtyUSA, 7840 Oswego Road, Liverpool, NY 13090; (315) 622-2111; askdonnarausch@aol.com 


Genesee Region - Carolyn Stiffler

Stiffler, a REALTOR for 25 years, is an associate broker at Keller Williams Realty in Rochester, NY. She is a member and former two-term president of the Greater Rochester Association of REALTORS (GRAR). She has served previously on the GRAR Board of Directors and several committees including professional standards and technology.

At the state level, in addition to the NYSAR Board of Directors, Stiffler has served on several committees including organizational standards, MLS issues and policies, and education management, as well as being an active participant in the technology forum. She is also a 2009 graduate of the NYSAR Leadership Academy. 


Contact: Carolyn Stiffler, Keller Williams Realty GR West, 1934 West Ridge Road, Rochester, NY 14626; (585) 758-8400; (585) 758-8401 FAX; 
cs@carolynstiffler.com

Lower Hudson Region - Rick Rielly

Rielly, a REALTOR for 17 years, is an associate broker with Fraleigh & Rakow Realty, LLC in Rhinebeck, NY. He former two-term president of the Columbia Greene Board of REALTORS and was named the board’s 2006 REALTOR of the Year. 

On the state level, Rielly is a 2011 graduate of the NYSAR Leadership Academy. In addition to the NYSAR Board of Directors, he has served on or chaired numerous committees and working groups including: housing opportunities; communications and public relations; MLS issues and policies; and the legislative policy and local board education forums. Rielly was also a member of NYSAR’s REALTOR Honor Society from 2007-2011.

Rielly is also active on the national level, serving on committees including MLS issues and policies and state and local issues. He has previously served as a National Association of REALTORS® (NAR) director, was the Small Board Representative of the Local Leadership Idea Exchange Council, and was the 2012 vice chair of the Small Board Subforum. He has also served as a REALTOR mentor and has continued involvement with NAR-sponsored School of the Future Design Competition.

Contact: Richard Rielly, Fraleigh & Rakow Realty, PO Box 205, Rhinebeck, NY 12572; (845) 876-7035; (845) 876-4369 FAX; rmr75@yahoo.com 

Metropolitan Region - Liz English

English, a REALTOR for 29 years, is an associate broker with Netter Real Estate Inc. in West Islip, NY. She was 2011 President of the Long Island Board of REALTORS and the board’s REALTOR Salesperson of the Year for 2007. She serves on numerous committees including public relations, budget and finance, education, legislative, fair housing and cultural diversity. In addition, she also serves on the Board of Governors for the Long Island Chapter Director of the Women’s Council of REALTORS and is a director for the New York East Chapter of the Asian Real Estate Association of America. 

English is an active member of NYSAR, serving as director since 2004. She has also served on numerous committees including communications and public relations, organizational planning, and professional standards. She was the 2013 RPAC Trustees Chari and a member of the inaugural class of the NYSAR RPAC Hall of Fame. She is an annual participant in NYSAR’s Lobby Day.

She has been a director for the National Association of REALTORS (NAR) for eight years and serves on the NAR Cultural Diversity Committee. She has previously served on numerous other committees including public policy coordinating and research.

Contact: Lisbeth English, Netter Real Estate, 404 Montauk Hwy, West Islip, NY 11795; (631) 661-5100; (631) 587-4663 FAX; rebrokerliz@aol.com 

Southern Tier Region - Amy Wood Gonzalez

Wood Gonzalez, a REALTOR for 11 years, is a licensed associate broker with Warren Real Estate in Ithaca, NY. She is a past president of the Ithaca Board of REALTORS and is also a member of the Cortland Board of REALTORS. Wood Gonzalez has served on several local committees and is a former chair of the Grievance Committee. She is currently serving as the State Director and an alternate mediator.

At the state level, Wood Gonzalez has served on numerous committees and forums including: MLS issues and policies; professional standards; resort and second-home; organizational planning; and nominating. She is the vice chair of the Professional Standards Committee for 2013. She was also the chair of the REALTOR of the Year selection committee in 2009 and graduated from the NYSAR Leadership Academy in 2012.

Contact: Amy Wood Gonzalez, Warren Real Estate, 830 Hanshaw Rd., Ithaca, NY 14850; (607) 257-0666; (607) 257-8801 FAX; amy@movecommunity.com 

Western Tier - James Knight

Knight, licensed for 29 years and a REALTOR for 26, is an associate broker with RealtyUSA in Buffalo, NY. He is a member of the Buffalo-Niagara Association of REALTORS (BNAR) where he served as the association’s 2008 president, and has served on or chaired numerous committees including public affairs, bylaws and professional standards.  He is currently serving his second consecutive term as president of the Western New York Chapter of the New York State Commercial Association of REALTORS (NYSCAR), where he has previously served on the board of directors. He is also a certified appraisal instructor.

At the state level, Knight chaired the Organizational Standards Committee and has served on numerous committees and forums including issues mobilization and professional standards. He is the current vice chair of the Appraisal Committee and serves on the NYSAR Board of Directors.  

He served as a National Association of REALTORS (NAR) director in 2008.

Contact: James Knight, RealtyUSA, 361 Delaware Avenue, Suite 101, Buffalo, NY 14202; (716) 856-7107; (716) 856-7214 FAX; jknight@realtyusa.com

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