IAR 2012 Treasurer

October 13, 2011

Contact:
Mary Schaefer
217-529-2600

Phil Chiles, ABR, CRS, GRI of Springfield Installed as Treasurer
of the Illinois Association of REALTORS®

REALTOR® Phil Chiles, ABR, CRS, GRI of Springfield has been installed as the 2012 Treasurer of the Illinois Association of REALTORS®.  He is a Broker-Associate with the Real Estate Group in Springfield.

A past president of the Capital Area Association of REALTORS® he has served his local association on numerous committees including leading its Executive Committee, Community Service, Multiple Listing Service and REALTOR®/Developer Committee.

On a statewide level for the Illinois Association of REALTORS®, Chiles has served as chairman of the Public Policy and Government Affairs Member Involvement Group and as a member of the Strategic Planning and Executive Committees, REALTORS® Political Involvement Committee, GSE Reform Task Force and Education Rules Task Force. He achieved an IAR Presidential Medallion for his contributions to the State Association in 2008.  Chiles is a National Association of REALTORS® Federal Political Coordinator Team Member for Congressman Aaron Schock.

He has attained the designations of Accredited Buyer Representative (ABR), Certified Residential Specialist (CRS) and Graduate REALTOR® Institute (GRI).

In 2012, Chiles will serve as chair of the IAR Finance Committee, vice-chair of the Strategic Planning Committee and as a member of the IAR Leadership and Executive Committees.

On a national level, Chiles serves on the NAR Board of Directors and is a member of the State and Local Issues Committee.

On the community level he is very active in Habitat for Humanity and has participated in the construction of more than a dozen Habitat builds including trips leading Illinois REALTORS® in helping to rebuild Hurricane Katrina-damaged areas in Mobile, Alabama, coastal Mississippi and New Orleans.

Chiles is a Vietnam Veteran having served in the United States Marine Corps. He is a Capital Township Trustee and has served as a commissioner for the Sangamon County Historic Preservation Committee and as a board member for Contact Ministries. He is the co-owner of Levi Home Construction.

Installation ceremonies were conducted at the Illinois Association of REALTORS® Convention on October 12th at Pheasant Run Resort in St. Charles, Illinois. Other 2012 officers installed were President Loretta Alonzo of Romeoville and President-Elect Michael D. Oldenettel of Jacksonville.

The Illinois Association of REALTORS® is a voluntary trade association whose 44,000 members are engaged in all facets of the real estate industry.  In addition to serving the professional needs of its members, the Illinois Association of REALTORS® works to protect the rights of private property owners in the state by recommending and promoting legislation which safeguards and advances the interest of real property ownership.

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