28-member board sworn in to lead IAR in 2014

Twenty-eight people were named to the board of directors for the Illinois Association of REALTORS® at a meeting on Tuesday.

The board will serve for the 2013-2014 year, and include 18 candidates selected by a nominating committee, six association past presidents, three officers and the association’s immediate past president. There is also an ex-officio appointment to the board of the National Association of REALTORS® Region 7 vice president.

The board selections were finalized at the association’s board meeting held in St. Charles, Ill., in connection with the IAR Conference and Expo.

The transition is notable because IAR previously had a board of directors that had more than 100 members. The change was voted on a year ago in an effort to increase efficiency and engagement.

The board members selected by the nominating committee are:

  • Michael Buscher
  • Connie Conway
  • Andrew Cook
  • Robert Eby
  • Jeff Kolbus
  • Thomas Krettler
  • Pat McCarthy
  • Susan Miller
  • Max Mitchell
  • Ed Neaves
  • Piero Orsi
  • Michael Parent
  • Chris Read
  • Stan Sieron
  • Christopher Tenggren
  • Vicky Turner
  • Daniel Wagner
  • Charles Wiercinski

Past presidents selected by an advisory council to serve are:

  • Loretta Alonzo
  • Pat Callan
  • Patrick Dalessandro
  • Sheryl Grider Whitehurst
  • Michael Onorato
  • Kay Wirth

IAR’s officers service for 2014 include:

  • Phil Chiles, president
  • James Kinney, president-elect
  • Mike Drews, treasurer

Additionally, the other two appointed are:

Michael D. Oldenettel, immediate past president and John Kmiecik, NAR Region 7 vice president. (This is an ex officio role).

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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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