The Association Forum announced its 2018 40 Under 40 award winners for association and non-profit professionals, including Illinois REALTORS® Local Government Affairs Director Beth Wanless.

Wanless serves as the government affairs director to the Chicago Association of REALTORS® and is the Illinois REALTORS® regional manager for member outreach. She joined the state association in June 2017.

The Association Forum will honor Wanless and 39 other professionals for their accomplishments, commitment to the industry and leadership skills at a private ceremony on Dec. 12. Founded in 1916, the not-for-profit organization is based in Chicago and has 4,000 members. Also known as the first “association of associations,” its mission is to advance the professional practice of association management.