Michael Gobber Installed as President-elect of Illinois REALTORS®
REALTOR® Michael Gobber, of Elmhurst, has been installed as the 2022 President-elect of Illinois REALTORS®. He is the designated managing broker and partner of Century 21 Affiliated in Westchester.
Gobber, ABR, CIPS, CNC, CSC, GRI, SFR, began his real estate career in 1999. He is a member of the Mainstreet Organization of REALTORS® and served on its Board of Directors for nearly a decade. He led the local association as its 2019 president.
At the state level, Gobber is a member of the Illinois REALTORS® Board of Directors and has chaired the Professional Standards and Finance committees. He has also served on the REALTORS® Political Involvement Working Group, Finance Committee and the Real Estate Educational Foundation (REEF) Board of Directors.
His state association involvement also includes belonging to the Young Professionals Network and serving as a State Legislative Contact. He was a member of the Illinois REALTORS® Leadership Development Class in 2017. Gobber is a supporter of REALTOR® political advocacy and is a "Golden R-President's Circle" investor in the REALTORS® Political Action Committee (RPAC).
He is on the National Association of REALTORS® (NAR) Board of Directors and is a member of the 2021 Broker Engagement Council. His previous committee appointments include NAR's Consumer Communications Committee and the Federal Financing & Housing Policy Committee. Gobber also was one of 25 REALTORS® from around the country chosen for NAR's 2021 Leadership Academy.
In his community, he served on the Westchester Chamber of Commerce for 15 years, including one as president. He has served on the Westchester Fest Committee, Veterans Day Run committee and Westchester Fest Economic Development Committee. He volunteers with the BEDS Plus emergency housing program and the men's club at the Divine Infant Jesus Catholic Church.
Gobber earned a bachelor's degree in operations management from Northern Illinois University. He and his wife, Michele, live in Elmhurst with their two children, Katie and Eddie.
Gobber was installed as president-elect at the Illinois REALTORS® Installation Ceremony on Oct. 12. Other 2022 officers are: President Ezekiel "Zeke" Morris, designated managing broker of EXIT Strategy Realty/EMA Management on the South Side of Chicago; Treasurer Matt Silver, a partner and senior broker with Corcoran Urban Real Estate in Chicago; and Immediate Past President Sue Miller, designated managing broker of Coldwell Banker Real Estate Group in McHenry. Find more information about the 2022 Leadership Team.
The Illinois REALTORS® is a voluntary trade association whose more than 50,000 members are engaged in all facets of the real estate industry. In addition to serving the professional needs of its members, Illinois REALTORS® works to protect the rights of private property owners in the state by recommending and promoting legislation which safeguards and advances the interest of real property ownership.