The Illinois Senate unanimously confirmed Kreg Allison as the director of the Division of Real Estate (DRE) for the Illinois Department of Financial and Professional Regulation (IDFPR).
As the director of the DRE, Allison serves as the head regulator for the real estate industry in Illinois overseeing professional education, licensure, regulation, and discipline for more than 80,000 licensees working in seven professions. He also manages a large government agency with approximately 40 employees operating out of offices in Chicago, Des Plaines, and Springfield with a most recent budget of more than $8 million.
Prior to joining IDFPR, Allison was Senior Counsel and a corporate officer for Avison Young. Prior to that, Allison served as the administrator and chief legal officer for the Hamilton County Clerk of Courts in Cincinnati, Ohio. During his tenure there, he managed the largest Clerk of Courts office in the State of Ohio with more than 300 employees and a $15 million annual budget.
Allison is licensed to practice law in Illinois and Ohio. He earned his Juris Doctor from the Ohio State University Moritz College of Law, his Master’s degree from the Ohio State University Fisher College of Business, and his Bachelor’s degree in economics and political science from Vanderbilt University.
Allison was appointed Director of the DRE by Illinois Governor Bruce Rauner in January 2016.