October 13 2011 

Contact:
Mary Schaefer
217-529-2600

Loretta Alonzo of Romeoville Installed as President of the
Illinois Association of REALTORS®

REALTOR® Loretta Alonzo, CRB, GRI, of Romeoville has been installed as the 2012 President of the Illinois Association of REALTORS®. Active in real estate for 36 years, Alonzo is the Broker-Owner of Century 21 Alonzo & Associates in La Grange Park.

Alonzo, currently a member of the Mainstreet Organization of REALTORS®, is a two-term past president of the former West Towns Board of REALTORS® and was honored as its REALTOR® of the Year six times. Alonzo has a long history of participation with the local association, serving on the Board of Directors and as the chair of the Audit, Budget/Finance, MLS committees.

On the statewide level, Alonzo has chaired a variety of Illinois Association of REALTORS® (IAR) committees including Finance, Strategic Planning, Technology Working Group, Community & Public Relations and the Professional Development Member Involvement Group.

Alonzo has lent her expertise to many other IAR committees including Jurisdiction, the Business Issues/License Law Working Group, GSE Reform Task Force and the Equal Opportunity Working Group, and the Education Working Group. She was president of the Illinois Real Estate Educational Foundation in 2002 and received IAR’s Distinguished Service Award in 2006.

In 2012, Alonzo will serve as chair of the IAR Leadership and Executive Committees, NAR Political Advisory Working Group, and will lead the IAR Board of Directors.  

For the National Association of REALTORS®, Alonzo serves as a member of the NAR Board of Directors, Housing Opportunity Committee and the Membership Policy and Board Jurisdiction Committee. She has served as a member of the Federal Housing Policy Committee.

Alonzo is a past president of the Century 21 Chicagoland & NW Indiana Broker Council and past president of the West Suburban Chapter of the Women’s Council of REALTORS®. She is a licensed Illinois continuing education instructor and was named Woman of the Year by the Mexican-American Business & Professional Women’s Club. She is a past president of the Multiple Listing Service of Northern Illinois, now known as Midwest Real Estate Data, LLC (MRED).

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-Elect Michael D. Oldenettel of Jacksonville and Treasurer Phil Chiles of Springfield.

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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