Illinois Realtors installs new president-elect following abrupt resignation

Two months after former Illinois Realtors president-elect Dan Wagner’s abrupt resignation, the organization has announced a new president-elect: Ed Neaves, currently the managing broker of Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices Snyder Real Estate, will serve at the head of the table of the 50,000-member state association.

Wagner resigned from his role as president-elect of Illinois Realtors on Aug. 13, just before he was supposed to assume the role of full president.

Neaves, who has been licensed in real estate since 1976 and served in the U.S. Air Force Academy, was the president of the Bloomington-Normal Association of Realtors in 2017 and received a lifetime achievement award from his local association in 2016. He is currently a member of NAR’s Board of Directors and has served repeated terms on its Realtor Party Member Involvement Committee.

However, Neaves will not serve as the full president, either — only president-elect: Illinois Realtors voted to keep the position of president vacant for the term of next year, as anticipated.

While Illinois Realtors’ executive committee originally considered making the incoming treasurer, Sue Miller, the president-elect and making Neaves the president, both said they do not wish to advance due to family and business reasons.

The association’s bylaws prevented 2018 president Matt Difanis from serving another term.

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