Updates: 2020 Swanepoel Power 200 released January 14, 2020. Association/MLS rankings coming February 17, 2020.

Power 200 Rank

121

Merri Jo Cowen

Chief Executive Officer

Stellar MLS

With over 34 years in the industry, Cowen oversees the nation’s third largest MLS in Stellar MLS (formerly My Florida Regional MLS and rebranded in 2019), which serves 58,600 subscribers, 14 shareholder associations and three customer associations in Central and Southwest Florida. Cowen serves on The MLS Roundtable.

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