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Realtor Association of Southwestern Illinois installs new officers


PHOTO RIGHT: Dede Strano, owner of Strano & Associates Real Estate, installs Mike Gross as president of the Realtors Association of Southwestern Illinois. LEFT: The new officers.

rasi mike grossSHILOH – Mike Gross was installed as the 2016-2017 president of the Realtor Association of Southwestern Illinois at an event held at the Hidden Lake Winery in Aviston in late August.

Gross, a Realtor with Strano & Associates, has been a member of the Realtor Association for 28 years. He serves on numerous committees and many years on the board of directors. In 2015, he was chosen as one of only 12 other brokers to join the 2015 Leadership Development Group with the Illinois Realtors.

Gross also served as the 2015 president of the Illinois CRS (Certified Residential Specialist). He has earned an extensive amount of designations and certifications and believes education is important to this industry.

rasigroupofficersAlso joining the association’s board of directors are President-Elect, Angie Zahn (Strano & Associates, New Baden); Secretary/Treasurer, Judy Ross (Southern Illinois Realty, LLC, Smithton); Immediate Past-President, Doug Payne (Southern Illinois Realty, LLC, Smithton); and directors: Donna Baker (Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices Elite Properties, O’Fallon), Ashley Barud (Coldwell Banker Brown Realtors, Belleville), Barbara Davidson (Coldwell Banker Brown Realtors, Belleville), Chris Dixon (Equity Fifty-Five, Breese), Steve Ellerbrake (RE/MAX Preferred, O’Fallon), Brad Krueger (Century 21 Advantage, Columbia), Stan Sieron (Stan Sieron & Co., Belleville), Celeste Wheeler (Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices Elite Properties, O’Fallon), Kelly Wyatt-Bisciotti (Coldwell Banker Brown Realtors, Belleville), and Tim Garvey (Regions Mortgage), Affiliate Director.

RASI primarily serves the Illinois Metro-East market area, including St. Clair, Monroe, Randolph and Clinton Counties, except for the easternmost townships of Irishtown, Clement, Lake, East Fork, Meridian and Brookside.

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