Association Staff

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

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

Susan Hall, Customer Care Representative
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, SPHR
Chief Executive Officer

Sale joined the organization in 1994 after serving for four years on the staff of the Illinois REALTORS. Sale is the staff executive responsible for the overall management of the organization. Handles all inquiries concerning ethics & arbitration.

Cathy Wagner, Director of Multiple Listing Service
Cathy has been with the organization since 1993. Cathy coordinates the operation of the multiple listing service (MLS) which utilizes the InnoVia software platform.  Cathy also oversees data quality control, transaction management, lockbox system and appointment scheduling service. Cathy serves as a resource on various technology issues.