New Jersey Realtors® 2023 Leadership Team
Nick Manis was the New Jersey Realtors® Treasurer in 2018 and 2019, First Vice President in 2021, President-Elect in 2022, and three times held roles as a Division Officer (2015 – 2017). In addition, he served as chair and vice chair of several state 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.
A resident of Mercer County, Gloria is the Managing Broker for Compass, located 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 current director 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”.
On the state level, Gloria serves on the NJ Realtors® Executive Leadership Team and Board of Directors. She has served as Triple Play Convention Committee Chair, Risk Management Committee Vice-Chair, Division Officer for Legal Affairs, Professional Standards and Risk Management Committees. Gloria also serves as an Issues Mobilization Fund and RPAC of New Jersey Trustee.
Locally, Gloria is a CORE Association of Realtors® Past President, Mercer County Association of Realtors® 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®. Gloria and her husband Bill have been married for 37 years and have three sons and two daughters.
First Vice President
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”.
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 an RPAC Trustee and Housing Opportunity Foundation Trustee. She received the New Jersey Realtors® Realtor® of the Year Award in 2017.
As a board member of Metro Centre Association of Realtors®, she has served on and chaired many committees. She was named Realtor® of the Year by the Metro Centre Association of Realtors® in 2017.
A Women 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.
Believing in always keeping current and bringing her best, she holds the ABR, SRES, PMN, CRS, SRS designations, and the AHWD, PSA, SFR, and RSPS certifications. She is also Commitment to Excellence endorsed.
Gloria, a resident of Monmouth County, has been a Realtor® since 1998, and a broker since 2001. Siciliano opened her first real estate office, RE/MAX Gateway in Ocean Township, in 2006. In 2015 she opened an Ocean Grove location and in 2016, Gloria partnered with her daughter Alexis to open an Asbury Park location.
On the national level, Siciliano has been an active member of the NAR Board of Directors since 2012. She has also served on the Resort and Second Home Committee, Membership Policy and Board Jurisdiction Committee, and looks forward to serving on the Multiple Listing and Policy Committee for 2022. She is a member of NJ Realtors® Board of Directors and served as a past Division Officer of Association Operations, as well as numerous committees. Locally, Gloria is a Past President of Monmouth Ocean Regional Realtors® in 2016 and 2017. She served on the Professional Standards Committee, the Budget and Finance Committee, chaired the Insurance Committee, and served on the Board of Directors. In 2017, she was the Monmouth Ocean Regional Realtors® Realtor® of the Year.
Gloria is a proud supporter of RPAC, is currently a Silver R, and was inducted in the Presidents’ Circle in 2021. Gloria is a loving wife to her husband Frank and mom to her two children, Frank and Alexis, who are all in the real estate business.
Immediate Past President
Robert is a lifelong resident of Monmouth County, became a Realtor® in 2001, and earned his broker’s license in 2005. He is currently the Branch Vice President-Managing Broker of Coldwell Banker Realty in Spring Lake.
Robert since 2008, has been an active Director of the Board for the National Association of Realtors®. Currently, he serves as Chair of the Resort and Second Home Real Estate Committee and is a representative on the Top 75 Large Firm Directors. He is also a Realtors® Political Action Committee Golden “R” and in 2016 White was inducted into the NAR RPAC Hall of Fame.
Robert has also served on the NJ Realtors® Board of Directors since 2008. He was New Jersey Realtors® President in 2022, President-Elect in 2021, First Vice President in 2020, Association Operations Division Officer in 2019, Professional Development Division Officer in 2018, and has chaired and served on numerous committees.
On the local level, Robert has been an active member of the Monmouth Ocean Regional Realtors® since 2002, has been a member of the Executive Committee since 2008, and served as President in 2014 and 2015. He has also chaired many committees such as Associates, Budget and Finance, Grievance, MLS, Legislative & Political Affairs, and RPAC. In 2005 and 2015 Robert was named Monmouth Ocean Regional Realtor® of the Year.
Over the years Robert has volunteered for a number of local organizations and is currently on the Board of Trustees for the Boys and Girls Club of Monmouth County. Most recently he served four terms as President of the Interlaken Borough Council and was the Chair of the Administration & Finance Committee and the Public Safety Committee. Robert lives in the Wayside section of Ocean Township with his husband of 25 years, Andrew DePrisco.
Jarrod C. Grasso, RCE
Chief Executive Officer
As chief executive officer, Jarrod C. Grasso leads NJ Realtors® in its mission to serve the professional needs of its members, develop programs and services to conduct business successfully and ethically, and advocate for private property rights and the real estate industry. Jarrod joined the association in 1999 and was promoted to vice president of government affairs in 2002. For 9 years, he served as NJ Realtors®’ chief lobbyist before reaching his current role.
In addition to his work in New Jersey, Jarrod has maintained an active role on the national association level and served as a National Association of Realtors® Director and Chair of the Association Executives Committee in 2015. In 2006, Jarrod was honored by NAR with the Realtor® association Certified Executive designation, which recognizes his specialized industry knowledge and achievements. In 2013 Jarrod was inducted into the NAR Association Executives Committee’s Dr. Almon R. “Bud” Smith Leadership Society. Jarrod has been honored on numerous occasions for his work within the association and for his involvement in his local community.
Currently, he serves as chair of the foundation board at Robert Wood Johnson Barnabas Health Community Medical Center and currently serves on the board of directors for the hospital. He is also a member of the Society for the Prevention of Teen Suicide Board. Jarrod also received a Certificate in Nonprofit Management from Duke University in 2004. In 2015, Jarrod was recognized by the Women’s Political Caucus of New Jersey with the Good Guy Award for his leadership in advancing policies in support of women and families. He has previously been selected by business publication, NJBIZ, as a winner in the annual “Forty Under 40” award program. In 2020, Jarrod received the National Association of Realtors® William R. Magel Award of Excellence for excelling in his role as an association executive. Jarrod also was elected to the Lavallette School Board in 2019 and currently serves as President of the School Board.
Jarrod is supported in all his efforts by his wife Paige Baran and his children Hunter and Drew.