Steve Volkodav named CEO of NSBAR

by Doug Pitorak


Steve Volkodav was recently named CEO of the North Shore – Barrington Association of Realtors (NSBAR). Photo Credit NSBAR.

Steve Volkodav joined the North Shore – Barrington Association of Realtors (NSBAR) in 2000 as its director of information systems. Now, more than a decade later, he is the group’s CEO.

According to a press release, the NSBAR board of directors recently appointed Volkodav to the position – a deserving promotion according to NSBAR President Jim Votanek .

“”Steve is a collaborative leader and idea generator who transforms ideas into action by infusing them with vision and aligning them with company goals,” Votanek said. “Our more than 3,300 members, their businesses and clients and local consumers –will truly be well served.””

Volkodav, as director of information systems, oversaw NSBAR’s conversion of more than 10,000 paper documents to a digital records system – one of the first of its kind in real estate. According to the press release, the first Realtor association mobile app in Illinois came courtesy of Volkodav and NSBAR.

In his previous role, Volkodav meshed his knowledge of technology with his financial savvy and rebuilt NSBAR’s telecommunications system to be more cost effective. In his first two years with NSBAR, Volkodav lowered network and operational fees, ultimately saving the group $80,000.

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  • Mary Lou Scinto Allen says:

    Congratulations, steve!

  • Patricia Ortseifen says:


  • Allyson Hoffman says:

    Well deserved and welcomed! Way to go, Steve!!!

  • Susan Hymen says:

    BRAVO!! Excellent choice! Congrats Steve – well deserved !!You have always been a great source of knowledge & information

  • Gwen Hartsell says:

    Congratulations, Steve! You deserve it!

  • Virginia Trux says:


  • Judy Harper says:

    Congrats, Steve. I am thrilled for you and you will be a terrific leader. Judy Harper

  • Iqrar H. Bokhari ID 31919 says:

    Congratulations. I wish you big success in the years to come.
    You are the best choice i am very happy for you.
    Best of Luck

  • Florrie Hershkowitz says:

    YAY Steve!! ,Congratulations!!!!!, Surely a great choice, and well deserved….
    We could never could have done it w/o you !!!
    Florrie and Arthur

  • Ginger Downs, Chicago AOR CEO says:

    Congrats to an incredible colleague! So pleased to be able to work with you, my CEO cousing to the North

  • Winfield Cohen says:

    Steve- Glad to see the honor of such a important and well deserved promotion come your way. We’ll be in touch!

  • Judy Demetriou says:

    Great news! Steve is a super innovator of things necessary to take our board into the future needs of technology.
    Plus, I personally have had his help when needed. He has always been there to meet a personal need.
    I believe he will be a great CEO!

  • Don Shea says:

    This is wonderful news. Congratulations Steve!

  • Kate Sax says:

    Great choice!! Congratulations Steve.

  • Ramona Schimka says:

    Congratulations Steve!

  • earl ruthman says:

    Congratulations and best choice possible as steve is a low key, honorable and hardworking. It is nice to see someone in the position who is tech savy, forward thinking, and not in it for the photo ops. For ten years he has been quick, responsive and diligent. great news for the NSBAR and a great reason to select them as the board of choice

  • Catherine McCabe says:

    Cingratulations Steve. I look forward to continuing great things happening at NSBAR under your exceptional leadership.

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