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ARELLO appoints new CEO

It is with great enthusiasm that we announce the selection of Susan Gilpin, JD, as the new Chief Executive Officer of the Association of Real Estate License Law Officials. After an extensive search, Susan was chosen for her proven leadership success with nonprofits and her vast experience in business.  We believe she is a perfect fit for ARELLO and its programs and services.

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Susan has worked in the nonprofit sector for the past 15 years.  After graduating from law school and passing the Illinois Bar exam she began work in the private sector as a Senior Tax Analyst in the Tax Department of The Northern Trust Company.  At the time that she left The Northern Trust Company, 13 years later, she was a Vice President managing client servicing staff for more than 100 public pension plans.

Susan is the former Executive Director of Cornerstone Foundation for the Lutheran Social Services of Illinois, where she had management responsibility for its endowment. Prior to this role, Susan was the President of C200 and Executive Director of C200 Foundation, a membership organization for pre-eminent international women business leaders. Her career demonstrates a results oriented executive with a solid record of achievement.

In addition to her work experience, she has served on volunteer boards affiliated with her community and church.  Her most notable board experience was on the governing board of Eastern Illinois University (EIU), a state university of 11,000 full-time students.  She had the distinction of being selected by her peers to be the first woman to serve as chairperson of the EIU Board. 

We feel very fortunate to have Susan as ARELLO’s new leader. I would like to give sincere thanks to the Search Committee members for all their efforts and time spent seeking out Susan. Thank you to Gene Bentley, Grace Berger, Karen Crowson, Teresa Hoffman, Gary Isom, Jeanne Jackson-Heim, Richard Strader, and Fran Whitley.

Thank you for your membership in ARELLO and we look forward to having you meet Susan in person at our Mid Year Meeting in Scottsdale, Arizona. Susan’s first day with ARELLO will be February 4, 2013.

Warmest Regards,

Leon Lewis
2013 ARELLO President

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