Association Staff

Diane Ahern, Bookkeeper
Diane joined the association in early 2003 and oversees the coordination of the association's financial data. Coordinates accounts receivable for centrex, membership dues, lock box program, etc. Responsible for the association's general ledger as well as accounts payable.
Neil Malone
Neil Malone, Governmental Affairs Director
As an employee of the Illinois Association of REALTORS since 2004 Neil provides governmental affairs services to CAAR through a partnership between IAR and CAAR.

Kathy Nichelson, Director of Member Services
Kathy has been with the association since 1995. Kathy coordinates the association's educational programs, committee meetings, classroom rental and responds to membership issues. Kathy is a certified professional standards administrator. Kathy also coordinates the association's newsletter and other print materials.

Receptionist & MLS Secretary
Answers incoming calls, takes registrations, performs MLS data entry, data quality control support, lock box program support and REALTOR Store.

Daniel R. Sale, CAE, RCE, e-PRO
Chief Executive Officer

Sale joined the association in 1994 after serving for four years on the staff of the state association. Sale is the staff executive responsible for the overall management of the organization. Handles all inquiries concerning ethics & arbitration.
Cathy Wagner
Cathy Wagner, Director of Multiple Information Service
Cathy has been with the association since 1993. Cathy coordinates the operation of the InnoVia MIS, data quality control, transaction management, lockbox system and centrex phone service. Cathy serves as a resource on various technology issues.