Meet Your 2024 New Jersey Realtors® Leadership Team

Published Dec 06, 2023

New Jersey Realtors®, the statewide trade association serving more than 62,000 members, named Gloria Monks, of Hamilton, Mercer County, 2024 President during the Triple Play Realtor® Convention & Trade Expo President’s Installation and Gala. New Jersey Realtors® also installed the other members of its 2024 Leadership Team, including Kathy Morin as President-Elect; Susan LaRue as First Vice President; Jairo Rodriguez as Treasurer; and Nick Manis as Immediate Past President.

photo of New Jersey Realtors® 2024 President Gloria Monks

Gloria Monks—President

A resident of Mercer County, Gloria is a Broker Associate with Compass in Princeton, and holds a broker’s license in New Jersey and Pennsylvania. She is a member of the Mercer County Bar Association—Real Estate Section, Asian Real Estate Association of America, National Association of Hispanic Real Estate Professionals®, served as a Nominating Committee Member for Bright MLS, and was Membership Director for Women’s Council of Realtors® Mercer County Chapter.


She is a Director for the National Association of Realtors® and former committee and workgroup member of NAR, and was an Inaugural Mentor for the NAR Spire Program. She is also a Realtors® Political Action Committee Golden “R” President's Circle Member.


On the state level, Gloria serves on the Executive Committee and Board of Directors. She has served as Triple Play Convention Committee Chair, Risk Management Committee Vice-Chair, the Legal Affairs Division Officer, Professional Standards and Risk Management Committees. Gloria also serves as an Issues Mobilization Fund Trustee and RPAC of New Jersey Trustee.


Locally, Gloria is a CORE Association of Realtors® Past President, Mercer County Association of Realtors® Past President, Board of Directors Member, and has served and chaired numerous committees at the local level since 2008. In 2020, Gloria was named Realtor® of the Year for New Jersey Realtors® and CORE Association of Realtors®.


Kathy Morin—President-Elect

Kathy, a resident of Middlesex County, is Team Leader/Broker Associate for RE/MAX ONE-Team Roka-Cranbury. Licensed for more than 28 years, she holds a broker salesperson’s license and is a licensed instructor.


She served as a National Association of Realtors® Committee Member for Professional Development, AEC Volunteer Leadership Advisory Board, Commitment to Excellence, and Communications. She is also a Realtors® Political Action Committee Golden “R” and RPAC Hall of Fame—$25,000 level.


On the state level, she serves as a member of the New Jersey Realtors® Board of Directors, has served as Division Officer for Professional Development and Industry Advocacy, as well as several committees, and is a RPAC Trustee and Housing Opportunity Foundation Trustee. She received the Metro Centre Association of Realtors® and New Jersey Realtors® Realtor® of the Year in 2017.


As a board member for Metro Centre Association of Realtors®, she has served on and chaired many committees.A Women’s Council of Realtors® member, she served as the first Regional Vice President from NJ for Region 6, State President, Governor, and Local Chapter President. She is also a member of AREAA Central Jersey and NAHREP Somerset.


Kathy believes in staying informed and bringing her best, and holds the ABR, SRES, PMN, CRS, SRS designations, and the AHWD, PSA, SFR, RSPS certifications. She is also NAR Commitment to Excellence endorsed.


Sue LaRue—First Vice President

Sue has been a resident of Somerset County her entire life, currently residing in Montgomery. She is a Vice President and Broker Associate at Berkshire Hathaway Home Services Fox and Roach and has been a Managing Broker for over 20 years and licensed for more than 38 years.


She currently is a National Association of Realtors® Committee Member, and a member of the NAR Leading Edge Advisory Board since 2021. Sue currently acts as an NAR Director, served as a NAR Spire Mentor for upcoming Realtors®, and is a Federal Political Coordinator for NAR.


On the State level, she serves as the New Jersey Realtors® Region 4 Vice President, New Jersey Realtors® Committee and Board member, New Jersey Realtors® Professional Standards Committee, New Jersey Realtors® Circle of Excellence Committee, and is a New Jersey Realtors® Educational Foundation Trustee.


On a Local level, Sue has served and chaired numerous committees and task forces, including Government Affairs, Grievance, Professional Standards, New Jersey Realtors® Circle of Excellence Sales Award®, Nominating Committee, and the By-Laws Committee. She also is a certified ombudsman and mediator.


She has been the member of her local board for over 10 years, as a board member, President Elect, First Vice President and then President in 2021. Sue was honored with the CORE Association Realtor® of the Year award in 2021. She has achieved her SRES designation, NAR At Home with Diversity, Fair Haven certified, NAR Commitment to Excellence endorsed, and takes advantage of any trainings that will help her career.


Jairo Rodriguez—Treasurer

Jairo’s passion and drive, instilled in him during his military service, have led him to become a highly active member of the Realtor® associations. He served as the North Central Jersey Association of Realtors® President in 2021 and has been a Director at New Jersey Realtors® since 2019. He also serves on the National Association of Realtors® Young Professionals Advisory Board as the 2023 Chair.


Additionally, Jairo is a graduate of the National Association of Realtors® Leadership Class of 2021. At NAR, he has served on the Meetings and Conference Committee, Housing Opportunities Committee, and currently serves on the Strategic Planning Committee.


Jairo's commitment to excellence and dedication to his community and industry have made him a highly respected figure in both spheres. He is a shining example of what it means to be a leader, and his tireless efforts to make a positive impact on the world around him serve as an inspiration to many. Whether it is through his work in real estate, his community service, or his military service, Jairo is committed to making a difference. Jairo is a proud supporter of RPAC, currently at the Crystal R level, and is a member of the President's Circle.


Nick Manis—Immediate Past President

Nick Manis was the New Jersey Realtors® Treasurer in 2018 and 2019, First Vice President in 2021, President-Elect in 2022, and held roles as a Division Officer from 2015-2017. In addition, he served as Chair and Vice Chair of New Jersey Realtors® committees, has been a member of the Executive Committee since 2015, and has served on the Board of Directors since 2011.


On the national level, Nick was the 2021 Chair of the National Association of Realtors® Federal Taxation Committee and has been a member of several additional national committees since 2009. Currently, he is the NAR Federal Political Coordinator to U.S. Senator Cory A. Booker and a member of the 2023 NAR RPAC Major Investor Council.


On the local level, he served on the Board of Directors for Hunterdon Somerset Association of Realtors® and the Grievance Committee in 2010, and was a member of the Young Professionals Network in 2013. Furthermore, Nick was awarded the NJ Realtors® Good Neighbor Award in 2012, the NAR Good Neighbor Award in 2013, and the NAR Realtor® Heroes Award in 2012. Nick currently lives in Monmouth County with his wife, Ioanna, and their two children, Siena and Constantine.