IREM®announces departure of Denise LeDuc Froemming, CEO/EVP

2021 IREM President Chip Watts, CPM® to lead search for Froemming’s replacement

CHICAGO (August 25, 2021) – Leading real estate management association IREM® today announced its chief executive officer and executive vice president Denise LeDuc Froemming will step down from her role in October to pursue another opportunity. IREM’s leadership team, led by 2021 IREM President Chip Watts, CPM®, has engaged a search firm to find their next CEO/EVP. They will hire an interim CEO in the near term to maintain continuity of operations until the role is permanently filled.

Froemming will be assuming the role of President & CEO of CalCPA (California Society of Certified Public Accountants), a 45,000-member based organization headquartered in Burlingame, California.

“Denise’s vision and drive, combined with her commitment to serving the best long-term interests of the institute have strengthened IREM considerably. She leaves a more agile and resilient organization well placed to succeed in this fast-changing, dynamic industry,” said Watts.

Froemming began her role at the international institute in September of 2017. During her four-year tenure she led the transformation of the organization’s headquarters operations by nurturing a culture of curiosity, transparency, inclusivity, and a customer-first approach, leading to novel opportunities for growth. By diversifying revenue streams she increased new product revenue by over 5X. She also led the quick and seamless pivot to an all-virtual environment in 2020 for the institute’s customers and headquarters team, ensuring the IT configuration needed for 100% virtual product delivery and remote work.

“It has been an honor and pleasure to serve as the CEO/EVP of IREM. I am grateful for the IREM Leadership Team, Executive Committee, our dynamic membership, committed industry affiliates, industry partners, and the amazing HQ team. I firmly believe the best days for IREM are ahead,” said Froemming.

IREM expects a smooth transition over the coming months as the organization continues to focus on customer needs through digital transformation, new product development, and a strong commitment to diversity, equity, and inclusion.

About IREM

For over 85 years, our members have made us the world’s strongest voice for all things real estate management. Almost 20,000 leaders in commercial and residential management call this home for education, support and networking. Our CPM®, ARM®, ACoM, and AMO® certifications are internationally recognized symbols of ethical leadership and a well-managed property. And our tools deliver decades of on-the-job know-how to help members get even better at what they do. Put simply – IREM and its members are here to elevate the profession. If you know real estate management, come get to know us

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