On December 3, 2016, Ms. Beti Beno, Esq. was elected the new Albanian American Women’s Organization (AAWO) president. Ms. Beno was born in Tirana, Albania during the peak of the communist regime in Albania. In the early 1990s when communism fell in Albania, she and her family were able to escape Albania and come to the United States as refugees. In 1998, Ms. Beno received her Bachelor of Science degree, in Psychology, from City University of New York/Hunter College. In 2002, Ms. Beno received her Juris Doctor degree, cum laude, from Thomas M. Cooley Law School. In 2003, Ms. Beno was admitted to practice law in the state of New York. Ms. Beno is a founding partner of Marku, Beno & Tsamblakos, PLLC in New York, New York. Ms. Beno is a member of the New York State Bar Association, American Bar Association and American Immigration Lawyers Association.
Earlier in her career, Ms. Beno interned for the Brooklyn Legal Aid Society, assisting battered and abused women in divorce cases and various family court proceedings. This experience had influenced her decision to continue in non-profit work for Albanian American Women’s Organization “Motra Qiriazi”.
Ms. Beno has been a board member and subsequently the Vice-President of the Albanian American Women Association for approximately seven years. Ms. Beno has served in the past as a board member of St. Nicholas Albanian Orthodox Church and is currently a board advisor of the Albanian American Success Stories.
Ms. Beno has stated “I look to continuing to serve and partner with the area’s nonprofit organizations in this new capacity. I am dedicated to this organization because it provides vital human services and cultural enrichment to our community.”
Ms. Beno is a wonderful mother to two sons and a dedicated wife to her husband, Isidoros Tsamblakos, who is also a partner at the firm.