Executives Legend
The color legend to the right illustrates the various backgrounds for the top executives in the residential real estate industry.
Shannon McGahn

Shannon McGahn

Chief Advocacy Officer, 
National Association of Realtors
2024 Rank: 75
As chief advocacy officer at the National Association of Realtors since 2020, McGahn focuses on improving access to homeownership, ensuring fair housing for all, and promoting NAR research to inform policymaking. Before joining NAR in 2018 as its first woman executive of government affairs, she had a nearly two-decade Capitol Hill career serving as counselor to the U.S. Treasury Secretary and staff director for the House Financial Services Committee.