IAR 2013 President



October 4, 2012

Jon Broadbooks

Michael D. Oldenettel of Jacksonville served as President
of the Illinois Association of REALTORS®

REALTOR® Michael D. Oldenettel, CRS, GRI served as the 2013 President of the Illinois Association of REALTORS®. Active in real estate for 24 years, Oldenettel is the Managing Broker of RE/MAX Professionals in Springfield. .

He is a two-term past president of the Jacksonville Area Association of REALTORS® leading the association in 1995 and again in 2005. He has a long history of participation with the local association, serving on the board of directors and as chair of the Finance/Personnel, Legislative Affairs, Program/Education and Public Relations committees.

On the statewide level, Oldenettel has chaired the Illinois Association of REALTORS® Finance Committee, Professional Development Member Involvement Group and twice chaired the Convention and Inaugural Banquet Working Group. He has lent his expertise to many IAR committees including Strategic Planning, Executive, REALTORS® Political Involvement, Grievance and Professional Standards. Oldenettel has also served on the Education, Business Issues/License Law working groups.

Oldenettel served as president of the Illinois Real Estate Educational Foundation in 2007 and 2008, and served twice as dean of the REALTOR® Institute Working Group. He is an Illinois licensed continuing education instructor.      

In 2013, Oldenettel will serve as chair of the IAR Leadership and Executive Committees, National Association of REALTORS® Political Advisory Working Group and will lead the state association’s Board of Directors.

For the National Association of REALTORS®, Oldenettel has served as a member of the Equal Opportunity-Cultural Diversity Committee, currently serves on the Risk Management Committee, the State and Local Issues Committee and is a member of the Board of Directors.

Oldenettel is active in Jacksonville, serving on the board of directors of the Jacksonville Area Chamber of Commerce. He’s on the advisory board of the Salvation Army, serves as a youth coach with the Jacksonville Soccer Club and is a past president of the Jacksonville Kiwanis Club. He is a diver with the Jacksonville/Morgan County Underwater Search and Rescue Dive Team.

Installation ceremonies were at the Illinois Association of REALTORS® Fall Conference and Expo on Oct. 3 at Pheasant Run Resort in St. Charles, Ill. Other 2013 officers installed were President-Elect Phil Chiles, ABR, CRS, GRI, Broker-Associate with the Real Estate Group in Springfield and Treasurer Jim Kinney, CRB, CRS, GRI, Vice President of Luxury Home Sales for Baird & Warner in Chicago.

The Illinois Association of REALTORS® is a voluntary trade association whose 41,000 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.