Illinois REALTORS® Executive Vice President Kristen Butcher was installed as president of the Illinois Society of Association Executives on Tuesday.

The installation took place at Illinois REALTORS® Springfield headquarters. The meeting included a discussion focused on charting ISAE’s course for the future. ISAE promotes excellence and advances leadership for associations throughout the state.

Butcher joined Illinois REALTORS® in 2013 and had previously served as vice president of professional development for the association, a role which placed her in charge of the association’s education programs and events.

Butcher, of Springfield, had worked in both the association and hospitality fields prior to joining Illinois REALTORS®.

Butcher is a graduate of Western Illinois University where she earned a bachelor’s of science degree in Recreation, Park and Tourism Administration in 1993. She holds the Certified Meeting Professional (CMP) designation.