NYARM EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR MOVES ON
Donna Klein Joins Alexander Marketing as Partners
After sixteen years as executive director, Donna Klein, is leaving the New York Association of Realty Managers (NYARM). Donna has joined full-service marketing and public relations firm Alexander Marketing in the capacity of partner and co-principal.
For nearly two decades, Donna had been a guiding force behind NYARM. Energy driven and effective, Donna was responsible for orchestrating the organization's monthly meetings, seminars and social events. She was the voice NYARM members and industry professionals have come to rely on when they called the NYARM office with a question, problem or if they needed specific information.
As executive director, Donna served the organization in every capacity. From administering the office to handling the seating arrangements at the annual NYARM dinner dance Donna had a handle on every detail of the association. "Donna knows every member by name and face," states Greg Carlson, manager member of the NYARM board of directors. "With a membership of nearly 600 that's an amazing feat!"
Donna initiated many of the NYARM activities that have become a mainstay of the organization's calendar. The NYARM Real Estate Expo, now celebrating 12 years, started out as an adventure. "I went to my first industry tradeshow in 1988, the ABO show at the Roosevelt Hotel," states Ms. Klein. "I said 'I want to do one of these,' and I did."
Under Donna's charge the NYARM dinner dance grew so that the organization had to abandon smaller venues and seek out a room suitable for the 500 plus guests that attend every first Saturday of December. "The dinner dance is always the biggest event on the NYARM social calendar. We have been lucky to have so many loyal supporters throughout the years," she declares.
From monthly meetings to seminars to coordinating the certification program at NYU's School of Continuing and Professional Studies, Donna has always given 150%.
Donna is also the publisher and editor of the NYARM monthly newspaper which she founded more than 18 years ago. The paper is a highly regarded source for industry information and member activities.
And, because NYARM is a client of Alexander Marketing, Donna will still be a presence at monthly meetings and social events. "That is why this new challenge is such a good fit. Donna won't have to leave the association, she'll just be wearing a different hat," says Nelson Davis, NYARM associate board member.
According to Donna's partner, Linda Alexander, founder of Alexander Marketing, "Alexander Marketing will benefit greatly from Donna's industry expertise and broad network. She's a terrific writer and her organizational skills are legendary. I've known Donna for years and we have always worked well together, first in the capacity of client and now as partner."
"We'll certainly miss her," states P. Leonard Jones, NYARM's president. "The board of directors and the entire membership have come to rely upon Donna's capabilities and charm. She will be hard to replace but we wish her success in her new venture."
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