Spring 2021: Association News

Congratulations to REALTOR® Emeritus Jim Kinney

During our 137th Inaugural Broadcast, Jim Kinney of Baird & Warner was honored for achieving REALTOR® Emeritus status. He has been an active and passionate volunteer at the local, state and national level for over 40 years. The REALTOR® Emeritus program is a special membership status honoring REALTORS® who have maintained their membership for 40 years or more and have served at least one year at the national level. Congratulations on this honor, Jim!

Chicago Association of REALTORS® CEO, Members Honored on Swanepoel’s Power 200 List

Congratulations to CEO Michelle Mills Clement for her inaugural inclusion on the Swanepoel Power 200 list. She is joined by Chicago REALTORS® Michael Golden and Thad Wong of @properties and Stephen Baird of Baird & Warner. The Swanepoel Power 200 (SP 200) ranks the 200 most powerful and influential executives and leaders in the residential real estate brokerage industry every year. Mills Clement was also recognized on the Top 40 Women Executives List, which is a subset of the main Power 200 List and acknowledges women leaders who hold the highest senior executive positions in the residential real estate brokerage industry.

CAR Staff Achieve Professional Distinctions

Congratulations to Director of Events Brent Dornbos, who earned his Certified Meeting Professional (CMP) certification, recognized globally as the badge of excellence in the events industry and is a mark of excellence in event management. Vice President of Communications Jessica Kern received her REALTOR® Certified Executive (RCE) designation, which exemplifies goal-oriented association executives with drive, experience and commitment to professional growth. She joins CEO Michelle Mills Clement as the second CAR staff member to hold the RCE designation. Congratulations Jessica and Brent!