Introducing IAR’s Leadership Team for 2014

2014 IAR President Phil Chiles

Last night the Illinois Association of REALTORS® (IAR) celebrated the transition of its leadership for the new year as REALTOR® Phil Chiles, ABR, CRS, GRI, SRES, was installed as the 2014 president of our state association.

Chiles is a broker-associate with the Real Estate Group in Springfield. He has a history of service and involvement in the REALTOR® association at the local, state and national levels.

The theme of this year’s IAR Fall Conference was “The Power of R,” and Chiles said it is a fitting reflection on the power and influence the REALTOR® profession has on communities, the real estate industry and government.

Chiles reminded REALTORS® there is tremendous power in the REALTOR® brand and urged them to show the Power of R over the coming year with a commitment to political involvement, advocacy, education, professionalism and the REALTOR® family.

“I believe it’s time for us to put that power to work. It’s time for us to soar,” he said.

Chiles is a past president of the Capital Area Association of REALTORS®. He has lent his time and expertise to numerous IAR committees and in 2008, received an IAR Presidential Medallion for his contributions to the state association.

REALTOR® Jim Kinney, ABR, CRB, CRS, GRI, of Chicago was installed as the 2014 president-elect of the Illinois Association of REALTORS®. Kinney is vice president of luxury home sales for Baird & Warner in Chicago.

REALTOR® Mike Drews of Aurora was installed as the 2014 treasurer of the Illinois Association of REALTORS®. Drews is a broker-associate with Charles B. Doss & Co. in Oswego.

Immediate past president Michael D. Oldenettel, CRS, GRI, of Jacksonville, managing broker-owner of RE/MAX Results Plus, Inc. in Jacksonville will continue to lend his expertise on the IAR Leadership Team after serving as president in 2013.

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About Stephanie Sievers

Stephanie Sievers is Senior Editor for the Illinois Association of REALTORS®. She serves as Senior Editor for IAR publications including the Illinois REALTOR® magazine and all other IAR publications. She is responsible for developing content for the Illinois REALTOR® Weekly Connection e-newsletter, coordinates the IAR Twitter account content at ILREALTOR and plans and develops content for videos. She assists in developing and writing content for the IAR blog. She also is involved in researching and drafting news releases and coordinates the news media distribution database and newsclips reports for the Association. She also assists in IAR spokesperson training seminars and is involved in development of association briefing materials on issues. She assists with the housing statistics program and reports.