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Our Staff

Learn about our Team and Culture

RLI Staff is dedicated to serving RLI members and the land industry. As a small team, we work closely with each other and leadership to achieve our common goals. We continually strive to take RLI to the next level as the industry's premier land real estate membership organization and an information source for the industry as "The Voice of Land". 

Aubrie Kobernus, MBA, RCE
Chief Executive Officer

As the CEO, Aubrie is responsible for the overall management of the Institute. This includes working with the Board of Directors to develop the vision, goals, objectives, and related policies for RLI. Within that framework, Aubrie organizes and directs staff, programs and financial performance, and activities. She is designated by the National Association of REALTORS® as a REALTOR® Certified Executive (RCE). Members may contact her if they have any questions or concerns. Aubrie has been with RLI since 2016.

Phone: 312-329-8837
akobernus@nar.realtor

Gerry Berish, CAE
Chapter & Membership Relations Manager

Gerry manages the relationships between RLI National and its chapter organizations as well as serves as the main point of contact for RLI members. Members may contact him with general inquiries about RLI and our member benefits or about starting or joining an RLI chapter. RLI chapter leaders and administrators are encouraged to use Gerry as their main point of contact at RLI National with any inquiries related to managing or developing their chapter and its programs. Gerry is also currently the main contact for members working toward earning the elite ALC Designation. Gerry has been with RLI since September 2019.

Phone: 312-329-8519
gberish@nar.realtor

Karen Calarco
Operations Manager

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. Karen has been with RLI since September 2007.

Phone: 312-329-8287
kcalarco@nar.realtor

Melissa Lutz, C2EX

Programming and Events Manager

Melissa Lutz (rhymes with roots) is responsible for the overall programming and coordination of RLI’s meetings and events, including our largest annual event, the National Land Conference. Her role also works in conjunction with our Communications and Education Managers, overseeing topics and programming for RLI communications, managing the member affinity program and webinar program, and serving as staff liaison to the Future Leaders Committee. Melissa has been with RLI since October 2021.

Phone: 312-329-8574
mlutz@nar.realtor

Amanda Morrone, MSHC

Education Manager

As the Education Manager, Amanda manages all matters pertaining to RLI’s LANDU Education Program. She is responsible for scheduling courses and managing instructor relationships. She also serves as the staff liaison for the Education Committee. Members may contact her with any questions about the LANDU Education Program. Amanda has been with RLI since February 2019.

Phone: 312-329-8441
amorrone@nar.realtor

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

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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 National makes it the number one priority to stay connected and in touch with its members.