Regional Vice Presidents

NYSAR's 2016 Regional Vice Presidents

Adirondack Region - Kathie Spangler

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Spangler, a REALTOR for 11 years, is an associate broker with Equitas Realty in Saratoga Springs, NY.
 
Spangler is a past president of the Warren County Association of REALTORS (WCAR) and has also served as a director for its multiple listing service. She has served on multiple WCAR committees including grievance, strategic planning and finance. Spangler also holds membership with the Greater Capital Association of REALTORS, previously serving on its strategic planning committee. She is a member of the Women’s Council of REALTORS. 
 
At the state level, Spangler serves on numerous committees including multiple listing issues and policies, education management and professional standards. She has also served on NYSAR’s Board of Directors. 
 
On the national level, she attended the National Association of REALTORS Leadership Conference in 2013. 
 
Active in her community, Spangler serves on the South Glens Falls Education Foundation Board of Directors, having helped create the non-profit in 2010. She is also a volunteer with Habitat for Humanity and the American Red Cross, where she organizes semi-annual blood drives. She has also volunteered with Meals on Wheels and Junior Achievement of Northeastern NY.

Contact: Kathie Spangler, Equitas Realty, 38 High Rock Avenue, Saratoga Springs, NY 12866; (518) 584-9990; kathiespangler1@gmail.com 

Capital Region - Jennifer Vucetic

Vucetic, a REALTOR for 10 years, is an associate broker with Better Homes and Gardens Tech Valley in Clifton Park, NY. 
 
Vucetic is a member of the Greater Capital Association of REALTORS (GCAR), where she has previously served as the public relations chair. She is also an active member of the Women’s Council of REALTORS, serving as the New York State Chapter’s 2016 president elect and on the national steering committee. She has previously served as the Capital Region Chapter’s president and the New York State Chapter’s secretary.
 
At the state level, Vucetic currently serves as the chair of the Communications and Marketing Steering Committee and Forum. She has previously chaired the Second-home, Resort and Global Markets Committee and served on numerous committees including professional standards and legislative policy. She has also served as on the board of directors and is a 2012 graduate of the NYSAR Leadership Academy. 
 
At the national level, Vucetic has served on the REALTORS Political Action Committee (RPAC).
 
Vucetic has served on the Clifton Park Zoning Board of Appeals, has been an active member in the Twin Bridges Rotary Club since 2010, serves on the Ellis Hospital Foundation and the Steering Committee for the Muscular Dystrophy Association (MDA).

Contact: Jennifer Vucetic, Better Homes and Gardens Tech Valley, 1581 Route 9, Clifton Park, NY 12065; (518) 879-6318; jennsoldit@gmail.com 

Central Region - Donald Radke

Don_Radke_webRadke, a REALTOR for 39 years, is a broker/owner of FM Realty Group in Fayetteville, NY.
 
Radke is an active member and past president of the Greater Syracuse Association of REALTORS, where he has chaired the Legislative Committee and served on multiple others including the Education Committee, Finance Committee, and the Marketing Task Force. He is a past president of the Central New York Information Service, Inc., where he currently serves as vice president, and serves on the Board of Managers for the New York State Alliance of MLSs. Radke is also a New York State certified real estate instructor.
 
At the state level, Radke is a member of the NYSAR Board of Directors and has served on several committees including professional standards, multiple listing issues and policies and housing opportunities. 
 
On the national level, Radke has previously served on the National Association of REALTORS’ Board of Directors. 
 
Active in his community, Radke is the Chairman of the City of Syracuse Landmark Preservation Board and serves on the city’s new land use plan task force. He is also the president of Focus Greater Syracuse, a citizen engagement organization, and the president of the GR Barnes Foundation. 

Contact: Donald Radke, FM Realty Group, 6838 E. Genesee Street, Fayetteville, NY 13066; (315) 637-5195; fmrealty@aol.com 


Genesee Region - Andrew Burke

Andy_BurkeBurke, a REALTOR for 14 years, is an associate broker at RE/MAX Realty Group in Pittsford, NY. 
 
Burke is the immediate past president for the Greater Rochester Association of REALTORS (GRAR) and currently serves on its Board of Directors, the Strategic Planning Committee and Executive Committee. He has previously served on numerous other committees including professional development, nominating and industry advocacy. From 2011-2012, he chaired the Genesee Region Information Service (GENRIS). He was named GRAR’s REALTOR of the Year in 2008 and the Rookie of the Year in 2002.
 
At the state level, Burke has chaired the Multiple Listing Issues and Policies Committee and is currently a member of the executive, organizational planning, professional standards and professional standards steering committees. 
 
On the national level, Burke has previously served for two years on the National Association of REALTORS’ Board of Directors and on the Land Use Committee.
 
Active in his community, he is a past chairman of the Community Place of Greater Rochester, Inc., Linden Knoll Inc., and the Rochester Civic Garden Center.  Burke has also served on the American Lung Association of New York and Northeast Board of Directors, and is a member of the Rotary International Rochester AM Chapter.
 
Burke, a former marketing executive with Fortune 100 corporations, holds an MBA from the Kellogg School of Management at Northwestern University. 

Contact: Andrew Burke, RE/MAX Realty Group, 40 Grove Street, Pittsford, NY 14534; (585) 248-0250; ajburke@rochester.rr.com

Lower Hudson Region - Katheryn DeClerck

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DeClerck, a REALTOR for 15 years, is an associate broker with Better Homes and Gardens Rand Realty in Warwick, NY. 
 
She is a past president of the Hudson Gateway Association of REALTORS and has chaired the leadership, finance and strategic planning committees. She has also served on numerous other committees including legislative steering. 
 
On the state level, DeClerck has served on the NYSAR Board of Directors since 2008. She has served on or chaired numerous committees including: communications and public relations; professional standards; grievance; fair housing and cultural diversity; legislative policy; and REALTORS® Political Action Committee (RPAC) Trustees. 
 
On the national level, DeClerck served as a director for the National Association of REALTORS in 2013 and 2014. She is currently serving as the Federal Political Coordinator for Congressman Sean Patrick Maloney of the 18th Congressional District.
 
Active in her community, DeClerck is a graduate of Leadership Orange and has served on the Community Impact Council for the United Way. 

Contact: Katheryn DeClerk, Better Homes and Gardens Rand Realty, 25 Railroad Ave, Warwick, NY 10990; (845) 986-4848 x109; katheryn.declerck@randrealty.com  


Metropolitan Region - John Vernazza

Vernazza, a REALTOR for 15 years, is the owner of Vernazza Real Estate in Staten Island, NY. 
 
He is an active member and 2009 past president of the Staten Island Board of REALTORS (SIBOR), having served as chair of several committees including public relations and nominating as well as the Board Certifications Task Force. He has also served on numerous committees including strategic planning, MLS rules, and budget and finance. He was named SIBOR’s 2010 REALTOR of the Year. 
 
Vernazza is an active member of NYSAR, serving as a director since 2008. He has also served on numerous committees including organizational planning, legislative steering and education management. He is a past member of the NYSAR REALTORS Honor Society.
 
He has served as a director for the National Association of REALTORS (NAR) and on the NAR Conventional Finance and Lending Committee. Vernazza has also served as a Federal Political Coordinator for New York’s 11th Congressional District on behalf of NAR. 
 
Active in his community, Vernazza is a registered South Shore Rotarian and is a past recipient of the Rotarian of the Year award and the Car Rosenberger Rotary Service above Self award. In 2014, he was awarded the Paul Harris Fellow, the most prestigious award a Rotarian can receive. He is also a volunteer with the American Cancer Society, Relay for Life, the Staten Island Zoo, and is a former director for the Staten Island Center of Independent Living.  

Contact: John Vernazza, Vernazza Real Estate, 2078 Richmond Avenue, Staten Island, NY 10314; (917) 796-7504; johnvernazza@aol.com 


Southern Tier Region - Jacqlene Rose

Rose, a REALTOR for more than 25 years, is a licensed associate broker with Coldwell Banker Timberland Properties in Sidney, NY. 
 
She is an active member with the Otsego-Delaware Board of REALTORS, serving as president in 2012 and 2013. She was also named the board’s REALTOR of the Year in 1997 and 2006. She has served on and chaired numerous committees including government affairs and the REALTORS Political Action Committee (RPAC). 
  
At the state level, Rose has served on numerous committees and forums including: commercial issues; legislative steering; organizational standards; and communications and public relations. She served as the 2010 president of the NYSAR Housing Opportunities Foundation and has served on the NYSAR Board of Directors. She was also honored by NYSAR with its Community Service Award in 2014.
 
At the national level, Rose is a frequent attendee of the National Association of REALTORS’ (NAR) annual meetings and has previously served as the Habitat for Humanity Global Village REALTOR team leader. She was also chosen by NAR to attend a special 2016 REALTOR Party Training Conference later this year.
 
Very active in her community, Rose is a past director for Habitat for Humanity of New York State and has previously served as a president for Habitat for Humanity of Delaware County. She was named the 2012 Sidney Chamber of Commerce Citizen of the Year, awarded the 2007 Sidney Community Pride Award, and is a past president of the Rotary Club of Sidney. Rose is also a member of the Sidney Chamber of Commerce, Village Zoning Board of Appeals, Greater Sidney Development Corporation and the Sidney Elks Lodge.

Contact: Jacqlene Rose, Coldwell Banker Timberland Pro, 19 Union Street, Sidney, NY 13838; (607) 604-4394; jrose@timberlandproperties.net 


Western Tier - Lawrence Lentini

Lentini, a REALTOR for 20 years, is an associate broker with Hunt Real Estate ERA in Amherst, NY. 
 
He is a member of the Buffalo-Niagara Association of REALTORS (BNAR) where he served as the association’s secretary/treasurer in 2010 and 2015, and was named the 2013 BNAR REALTOR-Associate of the Year. Lentini has served on or chaired numerous committees including technology, public affairs and the REALTORS Political Action Committee (RPAC).  He has also served on the BNAR Board of Directors and as an officer with the Women’s Council of REALTORS. 
 
At the state level, Lentini has served on numerous committees and forums including legislative policy, organizational planning and second-home, resort and global markets. He is also an active participant in NYSAR’s annual Lobby Day. 
 

Contact: Lawrence Lentini, Hunt Real Estate ERA, 4363 Main St, Amherst, NY 14226; (716) 832-4838; llentini@huntrealestate.com

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