SHILOH — Angie Zahn is the 2017-2018 president of the Realtor Association of Southwestern Illinois.
She and other officers were installated during an event held in August at Hidden Lake Winery in Aviston.
Zahn (left) is a Realtor and managing broker with Strano & Associates Real Estate in New Baden and has been a member of the Realtor Association for 27 years. She has served on the board of directors and its committees for numerous years.
Her service to the real estate industry extends beyond the local association. She served as the president of the local MLS and is a strong believer in education and has earned a a number of designations and certifications throughout her real estate career. She is a longtime advocate and volunteer for the Girl Scouts and was recognized for her dedication to this organization by winning the Community Achievement Award from the Realtor Association in 2014.
Also joining the association’s board are President-Elect, Judy Ross (Southern Illinois Realty, LLC, Smithton); Secretary/Treasurer Donna Baker (Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices Elite Properties, O’Fallon); Immediate Past-Presiden, Mike Gross (Strano & Associates Real Estate, O’Fallon); and the following directors: 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), Tanya Hawkins (RE/MAX Preferred, O’Fallon), Brad Krueger (Century 21 Advantage, Columbia), Karen Sheesley (Strano & Associates Real Estate, O’Fallon), Stan Sieron (Stan Sieron & Co., Belleville), Celeste Wheeler (Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices Elite Properties, O’Fallon), and Tim Garvey (Regions Mortgage), affiliate director.
The Association also recognized Dede Strano, owner and managing broker of Strano & Associates Real Estate, for her membership to the association. She was awarded the Realtor Emeritus status from the National Association of Realtors. Members who hold this status have been a part of the association for 40 or more years.
During the program, members of the Association collected $900 for the Weekend Wildcats. The purpose of the Weekend Wildcats program is to provide bags of food for children in the Shiloh School District who are at risk for weekend hunger. Children who don’t have enough to eat are more likely to struggle in school and more likely to miss school due to illness whereas students who regularly start the day with a healthy breakfast have improved school work and better test scores.
PHOTO TOP: Officers and directors (minus Stan Sieron) are installed by Dan Tatum. (Photos by Matt Difanis)