Dionne Clifton is the Designated Managing Broker of LIVE Real Estate Group in Champaign IL. She represents the only Black woman owned brokerage in Champaign County. She is also a faculty member in the Charles H Sandage department of Advertising, at the University of Illinois. Her interests and passions include; sales, marketing, real estate, fair housing and housing affordability. She also serves her community as a member of the Champaign County of Realtor’s board of Directors. She is a passionate advocate for diversity among real estate professionals, as she believes in diversity as a means to improve homeownership, and prosperity in underserved and underrepresented communities.