Illinois REALTORS® is overseen by a leadership team of a 28-member Board of Directors, which includes four officers: the president, president-elect, treasurer and immediate past president.
Meet our leadership team
REALTOR® Ed Neaves, of Bloomington, is the 2020 President of Illinois REALTORS®. He is the managing broker of Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices Snyder Real Estate in Bloomington.
Licensed in real estate since 1976, Neaves served as the 2017 president of the Bloomington-Normal Association of REALTORS® and was honored as his local association’s REALTOR® of the Year in 2011. He was awarded his local association’s Hall of Fame Lifetime Achievement Award in 2016.
At the state level, Neaves serves on the Illinois REALTORS®’ Board of Directors and has chaired numerous working groups and committees, including the Federal Political Coordinators and Major Investor working groups and the REALTORS® Political Involvement, Strategic Planning and Finance committees.
He is the Federal Political Coordinator for U.S. Rep. Adam Kinzinger and is among an elite group of REALTORS® nationwide who have been inducted into the REALTORS® Political Action Committee (RPAC) Hall of Fame for lifetime contributions of at least $25,000. He was honored for his political leadership with the 2015 Illinois REALTORS® Political Involvement Award.
On the national level, Neaves has served repeated terms on the REALTOR® Party Member Involvement Committee for the National Association of REALTORS® (NAR) and is a member of NAR’s Board of Directors.
Neaves is also an entrepreneur who has owned and operated restaurants and radio stations in central Illinois. He a past president of the Bloomington-Normal Area Home Builders Association, McLean County Humane Society and the Bloomington-Normal Jaycees. He has served on the boards of the McLean County Chamber of Commerce, United Way of McLean County and currently serves on the Miller Park Zoological Society Board of Directors.
Neaves graduated from the U.S. Air Force Academy and served in the Air Force until 1978. He has an MBA degree from Illinois State University. He and his wife, Amanda Wycoff Neaves, who also is a REALTOR®, live in Normal with their son Edwin James.
REALTOR® Sue Miller, of McHenry, is the 2020 President-elect of Illinois REALTORS®. She is the managing broker of Coldwell Banker The Real Estate Group in McHenry.
Licensed in real estate since 1987, Miller is a member of the Heartland REALTOR® Organization in McHenry County. Miller, ABR, BPOR, C2EX, CRB, CRS, GRI, ePro, LTG, PMN, SFR, SRS, served two terms as president of her local association and was twice named its local REALTOR® of the year. She is the past president of the Lakes Area REALTORS® Association serving southeastern Wisconsin.
At the state level, she has been involved in a number of working groups and committees and has chaired the Grievance Committee and the Ethics Citation Panel. An industry trainer as well as REALTOR®, Miller is committed to promoting education, ethics and professional development. She has served multiple terms as chair of the Education Working Group and is a long-time member of the Real Estate Educational Foundation’s board of directors. In 2017, Miller was honored as the statewide Illinois REALTOR® of the Year.
Miller understands the power a strong REALTOR® political advocacy program can have on the industry and 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 has served on a variety of committees including: Equal Opportunity-Cultural Diversity, Real Property Valuation, Land Use Property Rights and Environment and Federal Financing and Housing Policy.
She is a member of the Women’s Council of REALTORS®, the Council of Real Estate Brokerage Managers and the Real Estate Buyer’s Agent Council. She is a past president of the Illinois Chapter of the Council of Residential Specialists.
A resident of McHenry, Miller is committed to giving back to her community. She is a longtime board member of the McHenry Elementary Education Foundation and the McHenry Area Chamber of Commerce, which honored her as its “Woman of Accomplishment” in 2016. McHenry County Magazine named Miller one of its “Women of Distinction” in 2018. She has held leadership positions with the McHenry Nunda Public Library District, Riverside Area Business Association and the nonprofit community growth planning group, Imagine McHenry County. In April 2019, she was elected to the McHenry City Council.
REALTOR® Ezekiel “Zeke” Morris, of Willowbrook, is the 2020 Treasurer of Illinois REALTORS®. He is the owner and managing broker of EMA Realty and Management in Chicago.
Morris began his real estate career in 1989. He is a member and past president of the Chicago Association of REALTORS® and was named its local REALTOR® of the year in 2013. The Chicago association awards a Zeke Morris Scholarship supporting the education efforts of those who have shown a commitment to the stabilization and economic development of southside Chicago communities.
At the state level, Morris has been involved in a number of working groups and committees and has chaired the Housing Opportunity Working Group, the Bylaws Committee, the Public Policy and Government Affairs Member Involvement Group and the State Legislative Contacts Working Group. He has served multiple terms on the Illinois REALTORS® Board of Directors and will be the state association’s first African-American president.
Morris understands the power a strong REALTOR® political advocacy program can have on the industry. He is among an elite group of REALTORS® nationwide who have been inducted into the REALTORS® Political Action Committee (RPAC) Hall of Fame for lifetime contributions of at least $25,000.
At the national level, Morris has served on the National Association of REALTORS® (NAR) Board of Directors and has lent his expertise to a variety of committees including: Housing Opportunity, Diversity, Federal Housing Policy and the Multicultural Real Estate Leadership Advisory Group.
Morris chaired NAR’s Fair Housing Act Anniversary Working Group and the Fair Housing Act Anniversary Implementation Group and helped spearhead the national association’s efforts to commemorate the 50th anniversary of the Fair Housing Act in 2018.
Morris earned a bachelor’s degree from Upper Iowa University and is a member of the Kappa Alpha Psi fraternity. He is a member of Trinity United Church of Christ in Chicago and is involved in the church’s housing and economic development ministry.
He also serves as president of the board of directors for the Ada S. McKinley Community Services, Inc., a Chicago human services organization that offers educational program, child development, senior services, vocational training, mental health and residential services.