OMIS alumnus Michael Gobber has been installed as the 2022 President-elect of Illinois REALTORS®. The Illinois REALTORS® is a voluntary trade association with over 50,000 members who are engaged in all facets of the real estate industry. Currently, Gobber is the designated managing broker and partner of Century 21 Affiliated in Westchester. The announcement from the Daily Herald is reshared below.
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, he 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. 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 the Northern Illinois University College of Business.