IAR 2014 President


October 3, 2013

Jon Broadbooks

Phil Chiles of Springfield Installed as President
of the Illinois Association of REALTORS®

REALTOR® Phil Chiles, ABR, CRS, GRI, SRES, of Springfield has been installed as the 2014 President 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 served his local association on numerous committees including leading its Executive, Community Service, Governmental Affairs committees, and served as a member of the Multiple Listing Service and REALTOR®/Developer committees.

On a statewide level, Chiles has served as chairman of the Illinois Association of REALTORS® (IAR) Public Policy and Government Affairs Member Involvement Group and as a member of the Strategic Planning and Executive committees, REALTORS® Political Involvement Committee, REALTORS® Political Action Committee Trustees, GSE Reform Task Force and Education Rules Task Force. He received 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 and is the key State Legislative Contact for State Representative Wayne Rosenthal.
Chiles was named in 2012 to represent REALTORS® on the Radon Resistant Building Codes Task Force, a panel that oversees the implementation of a new Illinois law governing mitigation of the potentially cancer-causing gas. Chiles has attained the designations of Accredited Buyer’s Representative (ABR), Certified Residential Specialist (CRS), Graduate REALTOR® Institute (GRI) and Seniors Real Estate Specialist (SRES).

In 2014, Chiles will serve as chair of the IAR Executive Committee, National Association of REALTORS® Political Advisory Working Group and will lead the state association’s Board of Directors.

On a national level, Chiles currently serves on the NAR Board of Directors and is a member of the State and Local Issues Policy 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 projects including trips leading Illinois REALTORS® in helping to rebuild Hurricane Katrina-damaged areas in Mobile, Ala., coastal Mississippi and New Orleans. He currently serves on the board of Habitat for Humanity of Sangamon County.

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, Inc.

Chiles and his wife Peggy reside in Springfield. They are the parents of three grown children.

Installation ceremonies were conducted at the Illinois Association of REALTORS® Fall Conference and Expo on Oct. 2 at Pheasant Run Resort in St. Charles, Ill. Other 2014 officers installed were President-Elect Jim Kinney, ABR, CRB, CRS, GRI, Vice-President of Luxury Home Sales for Baird & Warner in Chicago and Treasurer Mike Drews, Broker-Associate with Charles B. Doss & Co. in Oswego.

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.