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

Power 200 Rank

160

Travis Kessler

Chief Executive Officer

Texas Association of Realtors

As CEO of the Texas Association of Realtors, Kessler leads the organization’s over 118,000 members in 79 local Realtor associations. Founded in 1920, the Association now stands as the largest professional membership association in Texas. Before taking the reins in 2010, Kessler served as CEO for the San Antonio Board of Realtors and the Greater Fort Worth Association of Realtors.

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