ChangeMaker Finalist: Gary Keller
Co-Founder and Chairman of the Board,
Keller Williams Realty
Gary Keller is co-founder and chairman of Keller Williams, the world’s largest real estate franchise by agent count. He is the New York Times bestselling author of several books, including The ONE Thing: The Surprisingly Simple Truth Behind Extraordinary Results. A recipient of the Ernst & Young Entrepreneur of the Year Award and finalist for Inc. Magazine’s Entrepreneur of the Year, Keller is widely recognized as a business leader. In 2016, Inman News named Keller as one of the top leaders who are driving change in the real estate industry and Swanepoel named him one of the five most powerful people in residential real estate. He teaches seminars across North America and coaches small-business owners and entrepreneurs. Keller is a graduate of Baylor University, where he established the Keller Center for Research in the Hankamer School of Business. A noted philanthropist and advocate for local musicians, Keller and his wife, Mary Pfluger, live in Austin.