The National Association of REALTORS® announced the 38 featured attendees for the REALTORS® Conference & Expo in Boston Tuesday, and the list includes seven Illinoisans.

Featured attendees write, take photos and record video so that others can learn from their experiences. Illinois REALTORS® who are participating include:

  • Matt Difanis,
  • Judy Gibbons,
  • Shay Hata,
  • Carrie Little,
  • Marki Lemons Ryhal,
  • Alex Ruggieri and
  • Christopher Tenggren.

To read about their Boston experiences, go to this page daily.

Difanis is the immediate past president of Illinois REALTORS®. He is a co-owner of RE/MAX Realty Associates, with offices in Champaign, Mahomet and Monticello. This is his fourth year as a featured attendee.

Gibbons is a broker associate of Jameson Sotheby’s International Realty in Chicago. She’s president of the Women’s Council Chicago. This is her first year as a featured attendee.

Hata serves clients through Berkshire Hathaway Home Services, Koenig Rubloff Realty Group in Chicago. She is a four-time featured attendee.

Little is a managing broker for CarMarc Realty Group, LLC in Glen Ellyn and a continuing education instructor and trainer. She is a five-time featured attendee.

Ryhal is a licensed managing broker for EXIT Strategy Realty in Chicago. She’s a speaker at this year’s conference, and it will mark her fourth time as a speaker at a REALTORS® Conference & Expo.

Ruggieri is a broker for the Ruggieri Team and a senior investment advisor for Sperry Van Ness in Champaign. He specializes in investment properties. This will be his sixth time as a featured attendee.

Tenggren helps clients through RE/MAX All Pro in St. Charles. This appearance will mark his fourth time as a featured attendee.