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Greater Gateway Realtors names new CEO


From Illinois Business Journal news services

GLEN CARBON – Rob Wigton from Carson Valley, Nev., has been hired as chief executive officer of the Greater Gateway Association of Realtors.

wigton robWigton, whose start date was July 1, has been a longtime Realtor and management consultant, specializing in selling and listing residential and commercial real estate with investor clients, Linda Wheaton, chairman of the Greater Gateway board, said in a letter to membership.

From 2009-2013 he was the CEO of the Nevada Association of Realtors. While there, he grew the association’s asset position from $5.9 million to $10.1 million. From 1997-2009, he was the co-owner/manager of a leading real estate firm in northern Nevada where he managed and coached a 45-person sales staff and led a six-person front/back office staff. At the same time, he maintained a strong sales production resume, with more than $100 million in personal residential/commercial sales.

“Communication is my strong suit. Having worked on both sides of association life, as a member and as CEO, I understand the dynamics of the staff/member relationship,” Wigton said.

Wigton is a member of the National Association of Realtors RPAC Hall of Fame, holds the prestigious RCE (Realtor Certified Executive) designation and has been honored as Realtor of the Year by both the Sierra Nevada Association of Realtors (2005), and the Nevada Association of Realtors (2008).

Wheaton said Wigton was chosen based on recommendation of a search committee.


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