HGAR Accounting Coordinator Warncke Retires After 26 Years with the Association

Mary Prenon | August 2019

Leah Warncke

WHITE PLAINS—Leah Warncke, who has served as HGAR’s accounting coordinator since 1993, retired at the end of June after serving 26 years with the association.

When Warncke began her position with the former Westchester County Board of Realtors, there were just 3,000 members. Today, HGAR has almost 12,000 members and continues to grow.

She has also transitioned through four mergers over the years—with the former Putnam County Association, Rockland County Board of Realtors, Orange County Association of Realtors and Manhattan Association of Realtors. In addition, Warncke held the positon of CID administrator for the association’s Commercial & Investment Division.

“Leah has been part of this organization for almost as long as I have,” said HGAR CEO Richard Haggerty. “She has always been a vital part of our association and has gone the extra mile to make sure the job is done right. Leah will definitely be missed.”

Prior to joining the association, she worked for a local contractor, the City of White Plains, and a local construction company. When she graduated from high school, Warncke worked as a bank teller before marrying and having two children. Her husband passed away in 1999, and today she is a grandmother to four grandchildren.

Warncke plans to continue her volunteer work with her church in White Plains, and hopes to travel more to see family and friends around the country.

Mary Prenon
HGAR, Director of Communications