Business 100 - 2013

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Margaret Kelly/RE/MAX LLC

Margaret Kelly became RE/MAX CEO in 2005, capping a series of leadership positions she has held since joining the organization as a financial analyst in 1987. She was named vice president in 1992 and president in 2002.

In January 2010, Kelly was appointed to the board of directors of the Denver Branch of the Federal Reserve Bank. She has been honored by Inman News as one of the Top 100 Most Influential Real Estate Leaders of 2009. In 2013, the Colorado Women’s Chamber of Commerce named her one of the top 25 Most Powerful Women. She speaks before industry groups around the U.S., has served as CEO guest anchor on CNBC’s The Call, and has been quoted by The Associated Press, Bloomberg, Reuters and other media outlets.

Margaret grew up in the Detroit area and earned a BBA in finance and accounting from Walsh College. A breast cancer survivor, she is an advocate of the RE/MAX national sponsorship of the Susan G. Komen Race for the Cure series.

A third-generation Irish American, Margaret finds time to enjoy a very active life with her husband, John, and their two sons.