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New CEO of RRC Announced

Sep 14, 2022
RRC Members,

A few months ago, the Board of Directors launched the search for the Council’s next CEO. The CEO search committee along with the Board has successfully conducted a thorough and comprehensive search and is happy to report that a new leader has been chosen.

It is our great pleasure to announce the appointment of Jeff Hornberger as the Residential Real Estate Council’s next CEO.

Jeff is a seasoned global business development executive with over 20 years of experience with an emphasis on general management, sales, marketing, public relations, and operations in both the private and association sector across a variety of industries.

"Jeff's history as a respected and influential leader locally and globally within our industry, and his passion for educational excellence make him synchronous with RRC's strategic vision. On behalf of the board of directors, we hope that members will share in our excitement as we welcome Jeff Hornberger as RRC's CEO," said 2022 RRC National President Holli Woodward.

With the new appointment, Jeff will be working in Chicago in the REALTOR® building, a place of familiarity and that feels much like home as Jeff is currently the CEO and Executive Vice President of the Women's Council of REALTORS® - on the same floor as RRC. WCR services over 12,000 members and 250 Networks across the country. Jeff joined Women's Council in 2015 after a 16-year tenure with the National Association of REALTORS® (NAR).

Serving as their Director of Global Alliances, he traveled to over 40 countries on behalf of NAR and organized real estate. He was also the Managing Director of the NAR Commercial Real Estate Division and worked closely with NAR's Commercial Institutes, Societies, & Councils.

“I’m excited and honored to be named RRC’s next CEO,” said Hornberger. “I’m looking forward to my new role and to working with the Residential Real Estate Council leaders and staff to serve our members and to further the RRC being the industry’s source for timely, leading-edge education and gold standard designation for achievement and professionalism in real estate domestically and globally.”

Jeff has held the REALTOR® Certified Executive (RCE) designation since 2007 and in 2016 he earned his Certified Association Executive (CAE). 

Keith Tristano, Chief Financial Officer, will continue to serve as the interim CEO through the end of October until Jeff’s arrival November 1, 2022.

As members, you are among the first to hear this news. Thank you for your vital support of the Council. 


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