Realtors install officers


SPECIAL TO THE VINDICATOR Youngstown Columbiana Association of Realtors officers who were recently installed for 2013 are from left, Charley Althof, president-elect; Debbie Parisi, past president; Sandi Bates, president; Debbie Schiffhauer, chief executive officer; and Dan Dull, treasurer.


Youngstown Columbiana Association of Realtors (YCAR) recently conducted its 103rd annual installation at Mr. Anthony’s.

Sandi Bates of Howard Hanna was installed as 2013 president by Gina Shut-rump, managing broker of Howard Hanna in Canfield.

Also installed were Charley Althof of Mayo & Associates, president-elect, and Dan Dull of Community First Real Estate, treasurer.

Directors installed were Betty Belding of Pat Gallagher Realty, Wes Chandler of Zid Realty, Marsha Ruha of Real Living Volpini Realty Group, and Janice Stevens of Northwood Realty Services.

The installation was conducted by Tom Williams, Ohio Association of Realtors president.

Continuing to serve on the 2013 board of directors are Kathy Battisti of Burgan Real Estate, Sherry DeMar of Sherry A. DeMar & Associates, Susan Filipovich of Legacy Select Real Estate, Chris Roman and Judy Whittenberger of Northwood Realty Services, and affiliate director John Schmied of Farmers National Bank.

The event honored Debbie Parisi of Right Place Realty, 2012 president, and retiring directors Chris Hanrahan of Northwood Realty Services, Dawn Kuhn of Howard Hanna and Joan Zarlenga of Burgan Real Estate.

Passing the gavel of leadership to the incoming president were past presidents: John Burgan, 1981; Tom D’Amico, 1982; Joe Zidian, 1992; Tom Williams, 1999; Paul Bevilacqua, 2000; Karen Ament, 2004; Gwen Bush, 2007; Kathy Carroll, 2008; David Klacik, 2010; and Debbie Parisi, 2012.

The association staff includes Mary Ann Pallante, Jeff Hudson, Michelle Lydic and Chief Executive Officer Debbie Schiffhauer. Atty. Donald P. Leone serves as the association’s legal counsel.

Special guests were Marlin Palich, 2013 president; Jim Pirko, 2013 president-elect; Andrea Lupton, 2008 and 2011 president of the Warren Area Board of Realtors; David Bissler, Ohio Association of Realtors District One vice president; Sara Calo, OAR 2013 State RPAC chairwoman; Ray Knight, 2013 president; and John Kurlich, chief executive officer of CRIS MLS.

The association, which covers Mahoning, Columbiana and parts of Trumbull counties, was formed as a nonprofit organization in 1910.

Memberships consists of 495 Realtor members and 63 affiliate members.

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