CEO of Greater Gateway Association of Realtors leaving for Nashville area group

GLEN CARBON — The head of the local Realtors branch is stepping down for a similar post ijn Tennessee.

wigton robRob Wigton, chief executive officer of the Greater Gateway Association of Realtors, will leave at the end of April, he said today.

“I have accepted a position with a suburban Nashville area association (the Williamson County Association of Realtors). It’s a big step up for me, as this association is comprised of 2,500 members and growing fast, in one of the most economically booming counties in the United States,” he wrote in a newsletter to association members and others.

“It’s been my pleasure getting to know you and working with you during my two years in the Madison County area. I really had thought this would be my home for the next decade, but sometimes opportunities come along that are just too hard to resist,” he said.

The Williamson County group announced to its members that Wigton will start on May 1 as executive vice president.

The announcement by 2017 WCAR President Lisa Wurth cited Wigton for “his experience, focus, education, energy, commitment and personality.”

Wigton said: “Their passion for excellence in serving the members of the association, as well as the community, is very clear. I am looking forward to helping WCAR grow in areas of service such as professional development, advocacy, community service and communication. I am deeply grateful for this opportunity.”

Wigton has over 22 years of experience in various parts of the real estate profession. That includes having served as the CEO of both a state and local association. He was the CEO of the Nevada Association of Realtors from 2009-2013 before serving as the CEO of the Greater Gateway Association.

Wigton is a graduate of The University of Jamestown in North Dakota and did post-graduate work in communications and journalism at North Dakota State University. He has earned the Realtor Certified Executive designation and a Certificate in Non-Profit Association Management from the University of Chicago.

    From the Illinois Business Journal

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