Long Island Board of REALTORS® Announces Doreen Spagnuolo as Permanent CEO

Sep 26, 2023

Long Island Board of REALTORS® (LIBOR) is pleased to announce the appointment of Doreen Spagnuolo as the permanent Chief Executive Officer of the 30,000-member trade Association.

In this role, Spagnuolo will spearhead LIBOR's mission to be the trusted ally uniting our REALTOR® Members in promoting the benefits and ensuring the future of real property for all.

Spagnuolo brings an impressive portfolio of experience to her role as CEO. Having served as General Counsel at LIBOR for 15 years, she has recently achieved the esteemed REALTOR® Association Certified Executive (RCE) designation, an accolade explicitly designed for dedicated association executives who possess ambition, extensive experience, and a strong commitment to professional excellence. Spagnuolo has also held various attorney positions, including a nine-year tenure at Feldman, Rudy, Kirby & Farquharson, P.C., where she served as Partner, and at the Queens County District Attorney's office as Assistant District Attorney.

Spagnuolo holds a Bachelor of Business Administration degree from Hofstra University and a Juris Doctor from St. John's University School of Law.

"We are thrilled that Doreen Spagnuolo has accepted the permanent CEO position at LIBOR," stated LIBOR President Gina Marie Bettenhauser. "Doreen's qualifications make her an ideal fit for this role, and we have every confidence that our members will benefit greatly from her leadership."

The Board of Directors at LIBOR appointed Spagnuolo as Interim CEO in June, after the departure of Tessa Hultz, who had led the Association as CEO since 2019. As Interim CEO, Spagnuolo rapidly implemented beneficial changes within the Association to enhance the business success of LIBOR members. Among these were the launch of a new benefits brochure, Broker outreach programs, a revitalized Broker newsletter complete with a presentation slide deck, and strategic collaborations with fair housing and local business organizations. She also continues to augment the Association's website, lirealtor.com, with invaluable resources designed to empower LIBOR members to excel in their businesses.

As CEO, Spagnuolo remains steadfast in her commitment to providing LIBOR members with the crucial tools they need for business growth and safeguarding the future of real property rights for all.

"I am both honored and excited to take on the role of CEO at Long Island Board of REALTORS®. This organization has a rich history and a bright future, representing a diverse and dynamic community of real estate professionals," said LIBOR CEO Doreen Spagnuolo. "My primary focus will be to continue the excellent work that LIBOR is known for while embracing innovative strategies to serve our members better. Together, we will navigate the evolving landscape of real estate, ensuring that LIBOR remains a leading voice of homeownership for all and a valuable resource for all its members."