Neither wind, or rain or a looming hurricane stops IAR

IAR sent off a cadre of folks to the Republican National Convention Saturday, all the while knowing that things might not go according to plan.

Tropical Storm Isaac was expected to stalk by Tampa, Fla., but latest forecasts Sunday afternoon had the storm’s center tracking offshore and not targeting the gathering. All of which is great for the IAR delegation, which is staying at a hotel in Clearwater Beach, Fla. (The closest they could get.)

Chief Governmental Affairs Director Greg St. Aubin, channeling his inner Jim Cantore of the Weather Channel, filed this report from a very windy beach. He’s at the event with IAR’s president-elect Mike Oldenettel and IAR CEO Gary Clayton.

No doubt, this will be a convention to remember.





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About Jon Broadbooks

Jon Broadbooks is Director of Communications for the Illinois Association of REALTORS®. He supervises and carries out the implementation of the communications programs for the Association. He directs and supervises the Communications staff. He is responsible for coordinating and implementing the public relations and media relations efforts for the Association and acts as spokesperson and liaison to the statewide news media. He serves as editor of online and print content for IAR communications including the Illinois REALTOR® magazine and e-newsletters. He conducts IAR spokesperson training seminars and oversees the operation of website development for the Association.

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