In February, Gov. Bruce Rauner named six Illinois REALTORS® to the Illinois Real Estate Administration and Disciplinary (READ) board.

As part of their new responsibilities, Denise Akason, Joe Castillo, Laura Ellis, David Maloof, Carol Meinhart and Michael Prodehl reviewed disciplinary cases involving real estate licensees.  The board can recommend penalties that may include fines, suspensions and license revocations based on findings.

Akason is the associate director of the real estate program at the Kellogg School of Management at Northwestern University in Evanston and is still active with CNS Real Estate, Inc. in Lake Forest. Castillo is the owner, president and managing broker of ERA Mi Casa Real Estate in Chicago. Ellis is the president of residential sales and executive vice president of Baird & Warner in the Chicago Loop.

Maloof, CCIM, SIOR, is the president and managing broker of Maloof Commercial Real Estate Company in Peoria. Meinhart, GRI, SRS, BPOR, MRP, SFR, is a broker with RE/MAX Choice in Champaign. Prodehl is the chief executive officer and president of Coldwell Banker The Real Estate Group in Joliet.

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