The Illinois Association of Realtors has named Luke Bell as their executive vice president.
According to a statement released by IAR, Bell served as vice president of governmental affairs/general counsel for the Kansas Association of Realtors, and has experience dealing with issues in local government and how it affects Realtors.
“In Luke Bell, we have found a winning combination of deep knowledge of the issues facing Realtors and those they serve, and the drive to make the Illinois Realtors a national leader in protecting and promoting private property rights,” said Mike Drews, IAR’s president, in a statement.
Aside from his position with the Kansas Association of Realtors, Bell was a member of the Kansas Attorney General’s task force on residential mortgage foreclosure, as well as a member of the Real Property, Probate and Trust Law section of the Kansas Bar Association.
“I am thrilled to be able to join the dedicated and experienced team at Illinois Realtors,” Bell said. “The association has a reputation for delivering industry-leading advocacy, political action and professional development programs. I look forward to the challenge of representing the industry and finding new ways to engage consumers and members alike.”