Six Illinois REALTORS® inducted into RPAC Hall of Fame

Karen Barbagallo is honored on behalf of her husband, Illinois REALTOR® Jim Barbagallo, who died in July 2014. Barbagallo was inducted into the RPAC Hall of Fame on Tuesday, May 12, 2015.

Six Illinois REALTORS® were honored on Tuesday, May 12, by being inducted into the RPAC Hall of Fame.

Those selected for the honor have donated $25,000 to the REALTORS® Political Action Committee.

Illinois honorees were:

  • Jim Barbagallo
  • Michael D. Oldenettel
  • Doug Hartmann Sr.
  • Hugh Rider
  • Loretta Alonzo
  • Joe Hanauer

Special recognition was given to Jim Barbagallo, who died last year. His wife, Karen, accepted the honor. Jim Barbagallo’s friends and colleagues raised money to meet the criteria for entrance into the RPAC Hall of Fame.

Hall of Fame members were inducted at an event held at the Marriott Wardman Hotel in Washington, D.C., as part of the REALTOR® Midyear Meetings & Expo.

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About Jon Broadbooks

Jon Broadbooks is Vice President/Communications for Illinois REALTORS®. He serves as editor of online and print content for the association's communications including the Illinois REALTOR® magazine and e-newsletters. He conducts spokesperson training seminars and oversees website development for the Association.

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