Midwest Real Estate Data Unveils 2018 Leadership Team

John Matthews elected Chairman of the Board

LISLE, Ill., March 01, 2018 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Midwest Real Estate Data (MRED) is excited to announce its newly elected leadership team. The MRED Board of Managers annually nominates and elects officers who guide the company, with this year’s group boasting more than 120 years of combined experience in the real estate business.

“The quality of insight MRED’s four new officers bring to the table is unparalleled,” said MRED President and Chief Executive Officer Rebecca Jensen. “I have no doubt we are in the best of hands with these individuals and that as a company we will continue relentlessly moving forward.”

The new leadership team includes:

Chairman of the Board John Matthews

Matthews has been nationally recognized for his sales training, sales coaching, and sales management endeavors. He specializes in building highly productive offices through the recruiting, training, and coaching of new and experienced real estate agents. Matthews is entering his 24th year of real estate leadership and is currently a managing broker at Baird & Warner's office in Oak Park, Illinois.

Vice Chair Paul Wells

Wells is the broker/owner of RE/MAX of Barrington and RE/MAX Now in Lake Barrington and has more than 30 years of experience in the real estate business. He was named the RE/MAX Northern Illinois’ Multi-Office Broker/Owner of the Year in 2017. He has served as Treasurer for MRED as well as served on many committees. Wells is also the Treasurer and on the Board of Managers for the Broker Public Portal Project.

Secretary Lynn Madison

Madison owns her own training and development company that promotes the advancement of professionalism in real estate. She has spoken at the National Association of REALTORS® Convention and has served on dozens of committees on the national, state, and local levels.

Treasurer Sue Wiskowski-Fair

Wiskowski-Fair owns more than 40 years of real estate experience including listing, selling, brokerage management, franchise sales, and industry leadership. She is currently a broker at Realty Executives Premiere in Aurora, Illinois.

As this exciting new team begins its responsibilities, the leadership terms ended for Chairman Jeff Gregory and Secretary Molly Ryan. Matthews was the previous vice chair and Wells the previous treasurer. This group served as the executive committee since 2015. This past year included the addition of new products and services for MRED customers, further development of the connectMLS mobile-friendly platform, and the creation of a broker outreach department.

“MRED did incredible things this past year and we’re set up well to keep going strong.” Jensen said. “I’m extremely grateful to the outgoing team for their efforts in making that happen and extremely confident in this new group’s ability to keep it going and reach new heights.” 

About MRED

Midwest Real Estate Data (MRED) is the real estate data aggregator and distributor providing the Chicagoland multiple listing service (MLS) to more than 40,000 brokers and appraisers and over 7,300 offices. MRED serves Chicago and the surrounding "collar" counties and provides property information encompassing northern Illinois, southern Wisconsin, and northwest Indiana. MRED delivers more than 20 products and services to its customers. MRED is the 2013 Inman News Most Innovative MLS/Real Estate Trade Association, and for eight consecutive years the MRED Help Desk has been identified as one of the best small business centers in the United States and Canada by BenchmarkPortal. For more information please visit MREDLLC.com.


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