Autumn 2022: Association News

Past President Frank J. Williams Receives Educator of the Year Award

Congratulations to past president & REALTORS® Real Estate School instructor Frank J. Williams, F.J. Williams Realty, recipient of the 2022 Association of Illinois Real Estate Educators’ (AIREE) Educator of the Year Award.

Williams is a longtime RRES instructor. He served as CAR President in 1989, was inducted into our Hall of Fame in 2017 and served as president and a board member of the Dearborn REALTIST® Board. Congratulations on this honor, Frank!

CEO Michelle Mills Clement Appointed to Metropolitan Pier and Exposition Authority (MPEA) Board of Directors

CEO Michelle Mills Clement has been named to the Metropolitan Pier and Exposition Authority (MPEA) Board of Directors by Mayor Lori Lightfoot.

Created by the Illinois General Assembly, the MPEA is a municipal corporation tasked with attracting trade shows, conventions, meetings, expositions and public events to strengthen the economy of the State of Illinois and City of Chicago. MPEA owns the McCormick Place convention center, Wintrust Arena and two on-site hotels, in addition to Navy Pier.

MPEA’s Board is comprised of nine members — four appointed by the governor and four appointed by the Chicago mayor, with the chair being selected by the Board. Board members lead MPEA in its mission to promote and create economic activity in the region. Congratulations, Michelle!

Dearborn REALTIST® Courtney Jones Named 3rd Vice President of NAREB

Courtney Jones, Re-CHRG Inc., was recently installed as 3rd Vice President of the National Association of Real Estate Brokers (NAREB) during the NAREB Annual Convention in Tampa, Florida.

Courtney is a past president of the Dearborn REALTIST® Board, the Chicago chapter of NAREB and our Industry Partner. This executive leadership appointment will put him in line for the presidency of the national organization.

Congratulations, Courtney!