Scranton – Scrofano, a Sr. Vice Pres with Better Homes and Gardens Real Estate Wilkins & Associates in the Poconos, was named one of the TOP 25 Women in Business in Northeast PA for 2012. Scrofano has been with the Wilkins organization for 10 years when she started as a Rental Agent. Today, Scrofano assists in day to day operations of the Real Estate Department and promotion of the company’s overall health through modern media of the personal, professional, individual and company achievements among other Senior Management responsibilities.
Said Scrofano, after being selected as recipient, “It’s important for all women to balance their personal and family life along with their professional careers. Family is my priority. I’ve been fortunate and blessed to have my son. No matter what you do in life, especially success in your business doesn’t mean the same unless you have a family to share and grow with.” she explained.
Scrofano is a member of numerous civic and professional committees including various committees at the Pocono Mountains Association of REALTORS® (PMAR), several of which she Chaired, an alternate member of the Stroud Township Zoning Board, graduate of Leadership Pike, Charter member and past President of Delaware Valley Kiwanis Club of which she is also a founding member and recently organized the Locks of Love Valentine Edition fundraiser to donate hair, including her own.
In 2010, Scrofano decided to enter the political arena as a candidate for Stroud Township Supervisor and won the Republican nomination for Supervisor in the primary, being known as the “first woman in Stroud to run for Stroud Supervisor”. While unsuccessful in the general election, by a small margin, Scrofano established herself as an elect-able woman in and with the Monroe County Republican Party.
Scrofano contributes her success in the real estate field to her three mentors. The first, Charles A. Polillo, Sr. instilled in her the same work ethic that she has today. Barbara Samet, a well known community leader and former owner of Pocono Real Estate Academy, showed Scrofano her strength as a woman in the business world. The third is her husband and business partner, Thomas R. Wilkins, CEO of Better Homes and Gardens Real Estate Wilkins & Associates. Said Scrofano, “Tom believes in me which gives me the courage and confidence to go out and work harder to reach my full potential, personally and as a team.”
Better Homes and Gardens Real Estate Wilkins & Associates operate three retail offices in the Pocono Mountains. The Company is 25 years old and in addition to real estate, the Wilkins organization has sister companies, NEPA Management and Wilkins & Associates–PROPERTY MANAGEMENT, Wilkins & Associates Commercial Brokers and Pennsylvania First Settlement Services.