Illinois REALTORS® installed its new leadership team during a virtual installation ceremony on Thursday. Sue Miller, of McHenry, was sworn in as the 2021 president of the more than 50,000-member state association.

“I am proud to be an Illinois REALTOR® and have the opportunity to support and strengthen this association,” said Miller, who is the designated managing broker of Coldwell Banker Real Estate Group in McHenry.

“This moment is not about me, it is about us, ” she said. “It is about this moment in time, a succession of leadership. It is about a transition from yesterday to tomorrow and the many ways we will continue to improve ourselves and our Illinois REALTORS®.”

Other 2021 officers are: President-elect Ezekiel “Zeke” Morris, owner and designated managing broker of EXIT Strategy Realty/EMA Management on the South Side of Chicago; Treasurer Michael Gobber, designated managing broker and partner of Century 21 Affiliated in Westchester. Immediate Past President is Ed Neaves, designated managing broker of Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices Snyder Real Estate in Bloomington.

Miller, ABR, BPOR, C2EX, CRB, CRS, GRI, ePro, LTG, PMN, SFR, SRS, has been licensed in real estate since 1987. She is a member of the Heartland REALTOR® Organization. She served two terms as president of her local association and was twice named its local REALTOR® of the year. She is a past president of the Lakes Area REALTORS® Association serving southeastern Wisconsin.

She has been actively involved in committee and leadership roles at the state association level and was honored as the statewide Illinois REALTOR® of the Year. Miller is a “Sterling R” contributor to the REALTORS® Political Action Committee. In 2013, she was honored with the Illinois REALTORS® Distinguished Service Award. At the national level, Miller has served on the National Association of REALTORS® Board of Directors and a variety of committees.

Looking to the year ahead, Miller spoke of the Illinois REALTORS®’ new platform—ROI: Revitalize, Opportunity and Influence—that will help REALTORS® revitalize their businesses and communities, identify opportunities to grow and learn and use their influence to advocate for homeowners and private property rights.

“I know for certain that Illinois REALTORS® has a proven track record of leading in difficult times, of embracing and learning from all challenges,” she said. “ROI sees every challenge as an opportunity.”

Among the areas she will focus on during her tenure are: member outreach, recognizing the work REALTORS® are doing in their communities, leadership development and increased education and scholarship opportunities.