Learn about our Team and Culture

We are a team of dedicated professionals, ready to do what ever it takes to make your business grow

Aubrie Kobernus, MBA

Aubrie Kobernus, MBA

Chief Executive Officer

As the CEO, Kobernus is responsible for the overall management of the Institute. This includes working together with the Board of Directors to develop the vision, goals, objectives, and related policies for the Institute. Within that framework, Kobernus organizes and directs the staff, programs, financial performance, and activities of the Institute. Members may contact her if they have any questions or concerns.

Phone: 312-329-8837
Email: akobernus@realtors.org

Karen Calarco

Karen Calarco

Manager of Operations

Karen handles, manages, and controls expenditures within the set budget as well as member records. Members may contact her for assistance changing their information, paying dues, and answering financial inquiries about their account.

Phone: 312-329-8287
Email: kcalarco@realtors.org

Jessa Friedrich, MBA

Jessa Friedrich, MBA

Marketing Manager

As the Marketing Manager, Jessa manages all matters pertaining to marketing and communications for the organization. She is responsible for managing the website, creating digital and print marketing materials, and managing the organization’s brand as well as press and social media campaigns. She also serves as the staff liaison for the Future Leaders Committee. Members may contact her with any member or Chapter news regarding awards or accomplishments, for publishing a blog post, for contributing to or advertising in the Terra Firma magazine, or with questions about RLI logo use policy.

Phone: 312-329-8353
Email: jfriedrich@realtors.org

Amanda Jenkins

Amanda Jenkins

Education Manager

As Education Manager, Amanda manages all matters that deal with RLI’s LANDU Program. She is responsible for managing the no-travel courses, LANDU Week, and Chapter Courses. She works with the Education Committee to create a webinar series each year, selecting topics and speakers. She also manages the planning and execution of the annual National Land Conference. Members may contact her for information regarding education or National Land Conference.

Phone: 312-329-8441
Email: ajjenkins@realtors.org

Bill Stanton

Bill Stanton

Chapter & Membership Specialist

Bill Stanton is RLI’s Chapter & Membership Specialist. Bill has been in the association world for over a decade, working at the American Bar Association, the American Marketing Association, and the Association for Corporate Growth. His past experience has prepared him to work for RLI in developing a stronger relationship between national RLI and its chapters across the country as well as assist the chapters to achieve their goals. Bill also serves as the members’ staff liaison for the ALC Designation Committee. Members may contact him with any questions regarding the ALC Application Process or membership benefits.

Phone: 312-329-8519
Email: bstanton@realtors.org

Welcome! This is our dedicated Team. Did we say that we would love to work with you? Don’t be shy, get in touch!

The Office

430 N. Michigan Avenue | Chicago, IL 60611

The REALTORS® Land Institute is located in the heart of Chicago on the 6th floor of the NAR Building on Michigan Avenue. Serving a global network of land professionals, RLI headquarters makes it their number one priority to stay connected and in touch to its members.