Ed Neaves, President
Sue Miller, President Elect
Ezekiel (Zeke) Morris, Treasurer
The Illinois REALTORS® association depends on its volunteer leaders throughout the state to light the way in times of crisis, and that’s what this team of experienced professionals has done.
With an illustrious 40-year career in real estate, President Ed Neaves, designated managing broker of more than 90 agents with Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices Central Illinois REALTORS®, is well versed in serving homebuyers and sellers in Central Illinois. After serving in the U.S. Air Force, Neaves became a restaurateur, which helped him understand the client experience. “In hospitality, customer service is crucial,” Neaves says. “This understanding has helped me tremendously in the real estate industry.”
Neaves represented Illinois REALTORS®’ 50,000 members through organizational change and helped them navigate the COVID-19 protocols to maintain their success throughout the crisis.
Sue Miller manages more than 20 brokers at Coldwell Banker Real Estate Group in McHenry. She started in the industry by buying and rehabbing homes and quickly obtained her license. “Within six months, I was a full-time broker, and there’s no looking back now,” Miller says. Thirty-two years on, her primary focus is in McHenry and western Lake counties in Illinois, as well as western Kenosha and Walworth counties in Wisconsin. Miller is proud to serve as a board member of Illinois REALTORS®. “To lead and help inspire others, particularly women, while moving the industry forward has long been my dream,” she says.
The managing broker at Exit Strategy Realty and EMA Management, Ezekiel “Zeke” Morris has been a REALTOR® for 28 years. Born and raised on the South Side of Chicago, this Illinois REALTORS® board member actively embraces a servant leadership role in all of his work, including providing resources for and education about the value of investing in underserved communities. Specializing in affordable housing where he grew up, Morris offers both brokerage and property management services and also helps to identify talent within the industry.