Austin Board of Realtors
4800 Spicewood Springs Rd.
Austin, TX 78759
As the Chief Executive Officer of ABoR and ACTRIS MLS, Emily serves as the sole employee to the Board of Directors. She ensures ABoR is fueling the success and improving the professionalism of the organization’s 14,000+ members. She has a proven record and passion for advocating on behalf of REALTORS® and homeowners across Central Texas.
After graduating the University of Texas at Austin with a B.A. in Government, Emily began working at ABoR in 2007 as a Government Affairs Coordinator. After briefly working for Texas REALTORS®, she worked her way up the ranks from Director of Public and Government Affairs to Chief Operating Officer. In 2018, she was hired as the youngest and first female CEO by the ABoR and ACTRIS Board of Directors.
Emily is a hands-on leader who is heavily invested in fostering personal relationships to build progress. She believes that the Association and the ACTRIS MLS are most effective when they leverage the power of the community, built through the membership and across the marketplace. Under her tenure of leadership at ABoR, she’s led the implementation of two five-year ABoR’s strategic plans while elevating the organization’s profile and impact, regionalized ABoR’s footprint and member services, and championed MLS listings data integrity standards.
Serving as the current Chair of HousingWorks Austin and sitting on the board for Leadership Austin, Emily remains engaged in her community at large. She is a past winner of Austin Under 40 and serves on a variety of industry advisory positions, including the National Association of Realtors MLS Executives Advisory Board. In addition to her passion for housing and community engagement, Emily cares deeply about the National Kidney Foundation and Dell Children’s Medical Center. Her youngest son received a kidney transplant just before he turned two and both organizations mean the world to her family.
Emily is a proud mama to two young boys, Hudson and Barrett, and wife to Hunter, who she says, “makes their world go ’round.” She spends her limited free time working off stress with “pop” rides on her Peloton, watching UT football with her boys, and snuggling her Cajun Frenchie, Roux.