By Carlo Calma
Realtor Michael Oldenettel, managing broker of RE/MAX Results Plus, Inc., and Jim Kinney, vice president of Luxury Home Sales for Baird & Warner, has been installed as the 2013 president and treasurer, respectively, for the Illinois Association of Realtors (IAR).
Oldenettel and Kinney were installed during IAR’s Fall Conference and Expo Oct. 3 at Pheasant Run Resort in St. Charles. Both are no strangers to IAR. Oldenettel has chaired for its finance committee and Professional Development Member Involvement Group, among others, while Kinney has held leadership roles for IAR’s Technology Working Group and Strategic Planning committee.
With 23 years of industry experience under his belt, Oldenettel has also lent his expertise to various IAR committees including Realtors Political Involvement and Grievance and Professional Standards, among others.
Outside the realm of IAR, he has served as president for the Illinois Real Estate Educational Foundation from 2007-2008, and also served two terms as president for his local Jacksonville Area Association of Realtors in 1995 and 2005. In addition to serving as president for his local realtor association, Oldenettel also served for its board of directors, and chaired its legislative affairs and public relations committees, among others.
On a national level, Oldenettel served as a member of the Equal Opportunity-Cultural Diversity Committee for the National Association of Realtors (NAR), and currently serves on its Risk Management and State and Local Issues committees, as well as a member of its board of directors.
Kinney’s Industry Experience
Like Oldenettel, Kinney brings with many years of industry experience, spanning over 30 years.
On a more local level, Kinney has been active with the Chicago Association of Realtors (CAR), serving on its board of directors and various committees including Strategic Planning and Multiple Listing Service, among others.
For IAR, he’s also lent his expertise to the executive and finance committees, as well as the Business Issues/License Law, Economic Development and Education and Community Development Resource committees.
Education has also played a big part in his career, having served as a former dean of the IAR Realtor Institute and as a past president of the Real Estate Educational Foundation (REEF).
Through his accomplishments in the real estate industry, REEF has established a scholarship in Kinney’s name in 2003, and he was also named Realtor of the Year by CAR in 2002, and Illinois Realtor of the Year by IAR in 2004.
Their New Roles at IAR
As part of his presidential role, Oldenettel will serve as chair of IAR’s Leadership and Executive committees, serve on NAR’s Political Advisory Working Group and lead the state association’s board of directors.
For Kinney, he will chair IAR’s finance committee, vice-chair the Strategic Planning committee and, like Oldenettel, will serve as member of the IAR Leadership and Executive committees.
In addition to Oldenettel and Kinney, 2013 President-Elect Phil Chiles was also installed during the ceremony.