MRED's Newest Board Member is Industry Heavyweight David Charron

LISLE, ILL., June 3, 2015 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Midwest Real Estate Data (MRED), Chicagoland's multiple listing service (MLS), announced that David Charron, President and CEO of Metropolitan Regional Information Systems (MRIS), has been elected to MRED's Board as its first Strategic Manager.

MRED recently created the position of Strategic Manager, to be filled by up to two individuals at the discretion of and election by MRED's Board members. Strategic Managers are invited onto the Board because of their expertise and participate on an advisory basis. Their input is being invited to enhance the ability of MRED's leadership to make the best decisions and serve their real estate professionals in the most effective manner.

Mr. Charron's reputation and accomplishment within the MLS industry is unparalleled. He is the leader of one of the largest MLSs in the country, and has been recognized by Inman News as one of the most influential people in real estate for nine years in a row. For the last two years, David has been in the Swanepoel 200, and he was recently inducted into the prestigious National Association of Realtors® Almon (Bud) Smith Leadership Society.

"MRED is a powerhouse in the real estate information industry," said Mr. Charron. "Their leadership at both the regional and national level is very impressive. As a result, I am hugely honored to accept this invitation."

"David Charron is an incredibly successful colleague and great friend," said Rebecca Jensen, MRED President/Chief Executive Officer. "I know his advice and counsel will be extremely valuable. He will be a great asset to MRED and our Board of Managers."

About MRED

Midwest Real Estate Data (MRED) is the real estate data aggregator and distributor providing the Chicagoland multiple listing service (MLS) to nearly 40,000 brokers and appraisers and 8,000 offices. MRED serves Chicago and the surrounding "collar" counties and provides property information encompassing northern Illinois, southern Wisconsin and northwest Indiana. MRED delivers over twenty products and services to its customers, complementing connectMLS™, the top-rated MLS system in the country for two years running according to the WAV Group MLS Technology Survey. MRED is the 2013 Inman News Most Innovative MLS/Real Estate Trade Association, and for four consecutive years the MRED Help Desk has been identified as one of the best small business centers in the United States and Canada by BenchmarkPortal. For more information please visit

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CONTACT: Jeff Lasky MRED Director of Communications and Training 630-799-1470

Source: Midwest Real Estate Data