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Caption: The West San Gabriel Valley Association of Realtors’ current Board of Directors at the 95th Annual Installation Ceremony Dec. 8. From left are Giuseppe Veneziano, Nicholas Baldry, Ling Chow, Thomas O. Berge, Yin Bihr, Karla Joseph, incoming President Helen Marson, Lee Lieberg, Mindy Yeh, Karen Kuit, and past President, Suzi Dunkel-Soto. On the far right is the installing officer, California Association of Realtors® President Steve White.
The West San Gabriel Valley Association of Realtors®(WSGVAR)installed its 2018 Leadership Team on Dec. 8. Leading the team is the Association’s President Helen Marston, an eight-year real estate veteran based in Southern California. Serving with Ms. Marston are President-elect Giuseppe Veneziano, Vice President Nicholas Baldry, Secretary/Treasurer Ling Chow, and Immediate Past President Suzi Dunkel-Soto. The 2018 officers began their official term Dec. 8 at the close of the Association’s Installation Dinner in Alhambra.
Ms. Marston has been a member of WSGVAR since March 2009. She graduated from Peking University and received her MBA from California State University, Los Angeles. Since becoming a realtor®, she has earned a variety of NAR designations and certifications. Working at Keller Williams Realty Arcadia, she leads as Associates Leadership Council while providing a mentor role for new real estate licensees. Outside of her real estate business, she is an advocate for community service. She serves as chair of the Planning Commission for the City of Temple City and general chair of the 74th Temple City Camellia Festival. She is actively involved with different organizations in the community and the local schools. Ms. Marston was honored as U.S. Rep. Judy Chu’s “Woman of the Year” for Temple City in 2016 and was selected as one of the “Make a Difference” honorees awarded by State Assemblymemeber Ed Chau in 2016.
Serving as president-elect, Mr. Veneziano has been a member of WSGVAR since September 2008.
He received his B.S. in mass media communications from Cal Poly Pomona in 1997 and a business administration degree from DeVry University in 2001. He graduated with a master’s in business administration from Keller Graduate School of Management in 2003 and is currently the CEO of the International Real Estate NETWORK brand.
Serving as vice president is Mr. Baldry, who has been a member of WSGVAR since September 2014.
Mr. Baldry is a native of Scotland who has been living in California for more than five years. In 2017, he was co-chair of the Education Committee and a vice chair of the Finance Committee. He is also a candidate member of the Council of Residential Specialists and a GREEN designee.
Serving as secretary/treasurer is Ms. Chow, who has been a member of WSGVAR since 1995. She has served on numerous committees and on the Board of Directors for a number of years. In 2010, she was the president of WSGVAR. She is a zipForm® certified trainer and an office manager for RE/MAX Advanced Realty in Temple City.
Serving as immediate past president is Suzi Dunkel-Soto, who has been a member of WSGVAR since 2010 and has served on numerous committees. Ms. Dunkel-Soto has been selected to the 2018 NAR Leadership Academy. She works for Keller Williams Realty in Arcadia. As an active community member, she holds a position as planning commissioner with the City of Alhambra for her third term.
Along with the leadership team, WSGVAR is welcoming its 2018 directors: Thomas O. Berge, Yin Bihr, Karen Kuit, Karla Joseph, Lee Lieberg, and Mindy Yeh.
About the West San Gabriel Valley Association of Realtors®
The West San Gabriel Valley Association of Realtors®, established in 1922, is a trade organization with more than 2,900 realtor® members. For over 95 years, the WSGVAR has served realtors® throughout Southern California and in particular: Alhambra, Monterey Park, Rosemead, San Gabriel, and Temple City. The mission of the West San Gabriel Valley Association of realtors® is to advocate and enhance the interests of realtors®; promote adherence to the Realtor® Code of Ethics and professional competency of members; and safeguard and preserve private property rights, always mindful of cultural backgrounds within communities.