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Monday, March 25, 2019

Buffalo Niagara Association of REALTORS Inaugurates 2019 President

New officers and directors also installed  
Eric Winklhofer being sworn in.
Buffalo, NY – On January 11, 2019, Eric Winklhofer was named 2019 President of the Buffalo Niagara Association of REALTORS® (BNAR), a trade organization with more than 3,300 local members whose mission is to promote professionalism, real estate property rights and values and the voice for real estate in the Western New York area.  Eric was installed as President by his parents, Robert and Judy Winklhofer.
A Lancaster, NY resident, Winklhofer followed in his parents footsteps and started his career in real estate in 1988 and is a Broker-Owner of Century 21 Winklhofer real estate with offices in Clarence/Williamsville and Grand Island.  Winklhofer is a second generation REALTOR and third in his family to become President; his father Robert in 1983 and his sister Amy in 2012. Besides being BNAR president in 2019, he currently serves as Director for the New York State Association of REALTORS and National Association of REALTORS.
Winklhofer goes beyond to further his personal and professional development and is a champion for the real estate industry and in his community.  Close to his heart is his hockey buddy, whose daughter Ava was born with no limb from the elbow down and that’s why he chose the Lucky Fin Project as his charity in his year.  “The organization exists to raise awareness and celebrate children and individuals born with limb differences (Symbrachydactyly).  His objective is to help raise funds and create awareness, said John B. Leonardi, BNAR Chief Executive Officer. 
2019 Officers Installed
In addition to Eric’s installation, the following individuals were installed by good friend, Nancy Saia from the Law Office of Nancy W. Saia:    Officers – Donna Littlefield, President Elect; Brendan Cunningham, Secretary/Treasurer;  Amber Wesser, Vice President; Rebecca Van Dorn, Past President and Amy Winklhofer, Presidential Advisor.  Directors serving three-year terms are Lori Adams, Annabelle Aquilina, Suzanne Chaskes and Michele Gwizdowski.  One-year term as Directors at Large is Peter F. Hunt and Nan Malysza.   Appointed as Regional Directors is Judy Conable representing Genesee Valley region and David Stefik representing Niagara Falls region.
Isabelle Robitaille and Michael Olear
Also at the event, Isabelle Robitaille was named REALTOR® of the Year and Michael Olear was named REALTOR-ASSOCIATE® of the Year.  These awards are based on exemplary service and participation in the BNAR, the real estate community, the national and State Association and involvement and service in civic, community, church and charitable projects as well as business accomplishments

Debbie Norman
Director of Communications & Corporate Affairs

Buffalo Niagara Association of Realtors

200 John James Audubon Pkwy

Amherst, NY  14228

716-636-9000   fax: 716-636-9121

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