Ed Neaves, 2020 Illinois REALTORS® president.

Ed Neaves, 2020 Illinois REALTORS® president, was sworn in Sept. 19, 2019.

Ed Neaves has worked in many businesses over the years ranging from radio to restaurants to real estate brokerages.

The 2020 Illinois REALTORS® president was sworn in Sept. 19, 2019, at an inaugural banquet held at the Fall Business Meetings in Naperville.

Neaves sat for an interview with the Illinois REALTORS® Podcast  and his interview shows the deep commitment he has in the year ahead to make sure members understand the value the association brings to the real estate industry.

Neaves, a Rantoul native, attended the Air Force Academy, co-owned radio stations and ultimately ended up in his current role, managing broker of Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices Snyder Real Estate in Bloomington.

The podcast explores Neaves’ career and his aspirations for the 50,000-member trade association he leads. He also speaks about his brief career as a cadet falconer while attending the Air Force Academy.