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Real estate broker

Mary Lou Kersten, American real estate broker. Named Realtor of Year, Columbia Greene Board Realtors, 2003, 2004; named to Realtors Honor Society, New York State Association Realtors, 2004.


Kersten, Mary Lou was born on May 22, 1950 in Milwaukee. Daughter of Oliver and Leocadia Coleman.


Bachelor, University Wisconsin, 1972.


Director research American University, Washington, 1974-1976. Director development Southeastern University, 1976-1978. Director conference planning Council Advancement & Support of Education, 1978-1982.

Director educational programs National Association Fund Raisers, 1982-1985. Administrative assistant to headmaster Cate School, Ojai, California, 1985-1987. Real estate broker, owner Hillsdale (New York ) Country Realty, since 1987.

Board directors Columbia Greene Board Realtors, Hudson, New York.


Planning board Town of Hillsdale, 1996—2005. President board directors Friends Hillsdale Public Library., 1994—1995, since 2007. President Columbia Greene Board Realtors, 2002—2005.

Board directors Hillsdale Public Library., 1996—2003, Clarion Concerts Columbia County, Copake, New York, 1998. Member of NYSAR Realtors Honor Society.


  • Other Interests

    Country walking, travel, biking, gardening.


Married David Moore Thomas, June 24, 1974 (divorced 1981). Married Christian George Kersten, January 5, 1985. 1 child, Hilary Coleman.

Oliver Coleman

Leocadia Coleman

David Moore Thomas

Christian George Kersten

Hilary Coleman Kersten