Long Island Board of Realtors Announces Tessa Hultz as New CEO

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The Long Island Board of Realtors has announced the appointment of Tessa Hultz as the new chief executive officer of the 26,000-member association.

Hultz has served as a Realtor Association executive for nearly 15 years. Her commitment to keeping Realtors central to the transaction and association advocacy efforts is unwavering.

“We are elated to welcome Tessa to the Long Island Board of Realtors as our new CEO,” said Dianne Scalza, president of LIBOR. “Tessa captivated us with her warmth, energy and enthusiasm. She possesses a sincere passion for our Realtors Political Action Committee and, in turn, homeownership advocacy. Tessa is an unequivocal fit, she is a great addition to a strong membership, which will continue to grow in the coming years.”

Hultz began her career in association management as the director of education, first with the Columbia Board of Realtors in Columbia, Mo., and then with the St. Louis Association of Realtors. Next, she joined the Wichita Area Association of Realtors and South-Central Kansas MLS as their CEO, before taking her most recent position as president of the Triangle Multiple Listing Service and CEO of the Raleigh Regional Association of Realtors, where she has served since 2013.

Since entering the field, Hultz has earned several notable achievements and honors, including the Realtor Association Certified Executive, the Certified Association Executive (CAE) and the Certified International Property Specialist (CIPS) designations. Hultz has been recognized by her peers, being named an inaugural recipient of the National Association of Realtors AE-YPN Leaders of Tomorrow Award and with her induction into the Bud Smith Leadership Society, whose members play an active, ongoing role as leading contributors to the industry and innovative mentors for the AE community.

Additionally, she has been recognized for her strong support of the Realtors Political Action Committee with her induction into the NAR-RPAC Hall of Fame. As demonstrated by this membership, Hultz’s passion lies in RPAC and housing advocacy. Her focus for LIBOR is to unite Realtors in the name of protecting buyers, sellers, renters and homeowners alike.

“I am excited to join the staff and leadership of the Long Island Board of Realtors as the new CEO.” Hultz said. “I look forward to working together to build on LIBOR’s proud history and traditions, while meeting the challenges and opportunities of tomorrow. I know together we will make great things happen.”

The LIBOR Board of Directors appointed a Search Committee to work with a national executive search firm to recruit candidates for the CEO position. Hultz, who joined LIBOR in February, replaces Joseph Mottola, who departs after 43 years at the helm of the association.

The Long Island Board of Realtors, Inc., also known as LIBOR, is a 26,000 member not-for- profit trade association that serves real estate professionals throughout Nassau, Suffolk, Queens and Kings counties. LIBOR is the fourth largest local Realtor Board in the United States.

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