Citing the need to spend more time with family and focus on his job, Illinois REALTORS® President-elect Dan Wagner resigned from the trade association’s leadership team on Monday.
“Being involved on many levels with the REALTORS® has placed a burden on me that makes it difficult to find enough time for my family and my job,” Wagner said in his resignation letter. “Accordingly, my wife and I have been taking a hard look at our lives, our choices, our family needs and my obligations as a father and husband.”
The association’s executive committee, which includes President Matt Difanis, Treasurer Ed Neaves and Immediate Past-president Doug Carpenter, plans to meet on Tuesday to determine how to handle the void left by Wagner’s departure.
Wagner is senior vice president for government relations for the Inland Real Estate Group of Companies and had previously served as president of the Chicago Association of REALTORS®.
Wagner noted that the time demands that come with being president drove his decision.
“While working out my calendar there were far too many soccer, golf, choir and cross country events and family time that I would be missing,” he wrote. “Clearly, I knew when I started on this leadership path that the time commitment was there, but until I actually got to this place in time, I didn’t realize how much I would be absent from my family and employer.”