Daniel Wagner is senior vice president of government relations for The Inland Real Estate Group of Companies, Inc. In this capacity, Mr. Wagner serves on numerous real estate industry, and governmental boards and committees. He is the Chair-Elect of the Illinois Chamber of Commerce, and he serves as Vice-Chair of the Greater Oak Brook Chamber of Commerce Board, for which he also served as Chair for over 6 years. He is a board member for the Civic Federation of Chicago and is active in the United States Chamber of Commerce, Illinois Manufacturers Association, and Illinois Retail Merchants Association. He serves on the Chicago Farmer Association Board and is a member of the Illinois and DuPage Farm Bureau. He is a member of the International Council of Shopping Centers and was a significant advocate for the Marketplace Fairness Act of 2013 which the Supreme Court ruled into law in 2018.
Mr. Wagner’s prior board work includes having served as President of the Chicago Association of REALTORS and as Commercial Liaison for the National Association of REALTORS in 2016. In 2017, he was named REALTOR of the Year by the Chicago Association of REALTORS and received the 2017 Commercial Award from the National Association of REALTORS. In 2019, he was inducted into the Hall of Fame for the Illinois REALTORS as well as the National Association of REALTORS. He served as a board member for the Institute for Portfolio Alternatives (IPA) and in 2018 received the IPA Outstanding Service Award for his role as Co-Chair of the Policy and Government Affairs Committee. He was part of the Real Estate Roundtable’s 1031 Like-Kind Exchange Coalition, whose ultimate outcome was the preservation of the 1031 Like-Kind Exchange in Federal Tax Law. He also served as Treasurer and President Elect of the Illinois REALTORS and is a member of the REALTORS Land Institute. From 2014 to 2023, he served as a commissioner on the DuPage Airport Authority.
Mr. Wagner is also involved on numerous civic and philanthropic boards. Currently, he serves as the Co-Chair of the newly established DuPage County Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Advisory Committee, a trustee for The Conservation Foundation, Vice President of Development for the Three Fires Council Boy Scouts of America and is a board member for the DuPage County Historical Museum Foundation. In 2014, he received the Advocacy Award from the Illinois Park and Recreation Association for his work on behalf of special needs children in his community. He is a longtime volunteer for the Hinsdale Wellness House which helps people with cancer. In 2015, the Illinois State University Political Science Department honored him with their alumni award. In 2018, he received the Illinois State University’s College of Arts and Sciences Hall of Fame Award and the Illinois State University Division of Student Affairs Steve and Sandi Adams Legacy Hall of Fame Award. In February of 2020, Illinois State University honored him with the Alumni Achievement Award. He was nominated and selected to be in the 2019 Class for the Governor Jim Edgar Fellowship Program. In 2024, The Three Fires Council Boy Scouts of America presented him with their highest honor The Silver Beaver Award for his distinguished service to youth and the community.
Mr. Wagner obtained his bachelor’s and master’s degree from Illinois State University. He is a licensed real estate broker since 2004 and holds Series 7 and 63 security licenses. He is married and has four children, three of whom are triplets.