RE/MAX Northern Illinois, based in Elgin, recently named Jack Kreider as executive vice president and regional director.
Kreider will manage day-to-day operations, succeeding Jim Merrion, who is retiring after 13 years in the role.
"We are excited about the skill set Jack Kreider brings to our organization," RE/MAX Northern Illinois President Brian Reagan said. "I have a special appreciation for his leadership and business development skills because our working relationship goes back more than 20 years. Finding a successor to Jim Merrion was not an easy task; he has done an outstanding job of guiding our network through some exceptionally challenging market cycles, but I have every confidence that Jack can lead RE/MAX Northern Illinois to new levels of success."
Kreider has worked with RE/MAX since 1992, most recently as vice president of RE/MAX LLC, the global real estate franchiser based in Denver.
During the course of his career at RE/MAX, Kreider has had management responsibilities in nearly every region of the United States and western Canada. Kreider is among 21 people to have received the RE/MAX Legacy of Leadership award.
Kreider, a longtime Denver-area resident, is relocating to the Chicago area.
"RE/MAX Northern Illinois increased its market share last year, and I'm excited at the prospect of continuing that growth," Kreider said. "The RE/MAX brand name enables both our franchisees and our affiliated agents to achieve their business objectives. Watching that process play out is one of the real pleasures that my new position will provide, and naturally our regional organization will do all we can to facilitate that process."