Callan named 2014 Illinois REALTOR® of the Year

2014 Illinois REALTOR® of the Year Pat Callan

Congratulations to the 2014 Illinois REALTOR® of the Year, Pat Callan, managing broker-owner of Realty Executives Premiere in Wheaton. Callan, a past president of the Illinois Association of REALTORS®, has a long history of service and dedication to the REALTOR® association.

Every year, the Illinois Association of REALTORS® (IAR) honors a member who shows outstanding integrity and dedication to excellence in enhancing the real estate profession. The REALTOR® of the Year award also honors leadership and service to civic, community and charitable causes.

Callan, who served as president of the Illinois Association of REALTORS® in 2009, was named as this year’s distinguished REALTOR® Wednesday at the IAR Public Policy Meetings in East Peoria. He will be formally honored at the REALTOR® of the Year banquet April 2 at the Hilton Hotel in Springfield.

In accepting the award on Wednesday morning, Callan said he was honored.

“I have had a lot of friends who have been up here,” Callan said. “It’s wonderful to be in that group.”

Callan has been involved in the real estate business in one form or another for more than 40 years and has been tremendously active in the REALTOR® organization at the local, state and national levels.

A CPA as well as REALTOR®, Callan’s expertise on financial issues has made him a sought-out industry leader at the state and national level.

He is a past president of the Mainstreet Organization of REALTORS® and has twice been chosen as his local association’s REALTOR® of the Year. He has donated countless hours and his expertise serving on IAR committees over the years.

At the national level, he is a long-time member of the National Association of REALTORS® Board of Directors and various committees.


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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.

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