Chicago REALTOR® Vicky Silvano served as the NAR Global Real Estate Committee Liaison during 2018 and in March was one of five women recognized by FreddieMac for her contributions to the real estate industry during Women’s History Month.

Silvano helps customers through the Century 21 SGR Inc., office in Chicago.

Silvano served on NAR Immediate Past President Elizabeth Mendenhall’s leadership team and has been the Illinois REALTORS® Consulate General Liaison to the Philippines since 2016. She is an RPAC Major Investor and was the 2016 national chair for the Asian Real Estate Association of America (AREAA).

During her tenure as AREAA chair, she helped lobby the U.S. Census Bureau to change the way it collects data for Asian American Pacific Islanders so more effective housing and homeownership policies could be developed.

She was one of 33 Illinois REALTORS® who served on the NAR Board of Directors in 2018.

Previous stories in the Illinois REALTORS® Who Made a Difference in 2018 series include: