The Mainstreet Organization of Realtors (MORe) has announced that Pam Krieter, the association’s long-time CEO, will retire at the end of the year, and that Deputy CEO and COO Margery Shinners will take her place at the start of 2017.
“We are here to provide value for our members in managing their businesses and addressing the many challenges facing our industry,” Krieter said. “I am thrilled that the board has named Margery to the CEO position. [She] is dedicated to looking ahead for our members and giving them the tools they need to be successful.”
Krieter has been with MORe since 1995. In that time, the association has, via three mergers with five other Realtor associations, grown from 3,600 members to 16,000 members, becoming the largest Realtor association in Illinois and the fourth-largest in the nation. Additionally, MORe leadership and staff have received a number of awards over the years, including being named a top employer in Illinois in May by the Daily Herald Business Ledger.
Shinners has served as Deputy CEO and COO of MORe since 2005. Prior to that, she was technology director from 1996 to 2005 for the Realtor Association of West/South Suburban Chicagoland, which was the previous name of MORe.
“I find it inspiring to work with today’s and tomorrow’s leaders in real estate,” Shinners said. “My dream is that Mainstreet will continue to lead the Chicagoland area as the most professional, educated Realtor region in the country. Big change is coming and we embrace it. We are fortunate to have a team that is eager to continue demonstrating value to our members by bridging the world of ‘what has been’ to the world of ‘what can be’ for the future.”