Deb Junkin has served as the CEO for the Georgia REALTORS® since January 2010. Prior to being named CEO, Deb served as the GAR Director of Administration (2008-2009) and has a combined 21+ years of REALTOR® association management experience. She holds the Strategies in Nonprofit Management Certificate from the University of Chicago, is a graduate of Duke University’s Nonprofit Management Program, and holds the REALTOR® Certified Executive (RCE) designation from the National Association of REALTORS®. Deb is a 2017 inductee to the National Association of REALTORS® (NAR) Dr. Almon ‘Bud'' Smith Leadership Society. Deb serves as the primary staff liaison to the Administrations and Operations Committee, Advisory Council, Executive Committee, NAR Directors, Strategic Planning Committee, and the Board of Directors. She is a NAR Core Standards certified strategic planning facilitator and provides local board/association Leadership Training focusing on fiduciary and fiscal duties, volunteer and staff roles, Board of Director responsibilities, and strategic goal implementation. Deb is married to Chip Junkin and together they have seven children ranging in age from 29-40, two sons-in-law and two daughters-in-law, and five fabulously wonderful grandchildren.