Two seeking NAR’s top office visit Illinois REALTORS®

Illinois REALTORS® hosted candidates hoping to become president in 2021 on Tuesday, Oct. 10, in Naperville. Sherri Meadows from Florida and Charlie Oppler from New Jersey appeared before the state association’s NAR directors. At left is Oppler and Illinois REALTORS® President-elect Matt Difanis. At right is former Illinois REALTORS® president and current NAR regional vice president Pat Dalessandro and Meadows.

Illinois REALTORS®’ representatives met with two candidates vying to lead the National Association of REALTORS® at the association’s Fall Business Meetings.

Sherri Meadows and Charlie Oppler interviewed as part of their push to become president of the National Association of REALTORS®. They screened with Illinois REALTORS® NAR directors.


  • Meadows, CIPS, CRB, GRI, of Ocala, Fla., is a NAR regional vice president. She’s been a REALTOR® for more than 33 years, and is broker/owners of Keller Williams offices in three central Florida cities. She was president of Florida REALTORS®.
  • Oppler, of Franklin Lakes, N.J., is 2015 NAR Vice President and a partner in Prominent Properties with Sotheby’s International Realty. He’s former president of the New Jersey Association of REALTORS® and a REALTOR® Party director.

The candidates visited as part of their campaign to become president in 2021.

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