For Immediate Release

Karla Murphy, (502) 894-9860

Jakeeva Lee Named New CEO of the Greater Louisville Association of Realtors®
Louisville, KY (January 17, 2024) - The Greater Louisville Association of Realtors® (GLAR) welcomes Jakeeva Lee, CAE, AHWD, CIPS, as its new Chief Executive Officer, following a nationwide search.
Lee joins GLAR with a distinguished career from the Chicago Association of Realtors®, where her leadership significantly impacted the association’s growth among its 17,000 members. Her background in association management is marked by achievements in organizational and governance management, member engagement, and inclusive strategies.

Educated at Roosevelt University with a B.S. in Finance, Ms. Lee holds notable certifications including Certified Association Executive (CAE), At Home with Diversity (AHWD), and Certified International Property Specialist (CIPS). Her leadership has been recognized with numerous awards, including a 2020 Forty Under Forty recognition, and the President’s Award from the Chicago Association of Realtors®. Jakeeva has also held various leadership roles within the American Society of Association Executives (ASAE), Association Forum and other professional organizations.

"I am both humbled and excited to lead the Greater Louisville Association of Realtors® at this pivotal time in the industry. My commitment is to leverage our collective strengths to further enhance GLAR’s vision and impact in the vibrant Louisville community," said Jakeeva Lee, CAE, AHWD, CIPS.

The Greater Louisville Association of Realtors® Board of Directors appointed a Search Committee to work with executive search consultant Stephen Kowalchuk, Managing Director and Partner at Corporate Management Advisors (CMA), to recruit candidates for the CEO position.

Lee began her new role as CEO of the Greater Louisville Association of Realtors® on January 3, 2024.

Headshot of Jakeeva Lee available here.

The Greater Louisville Association of REALTORS® (GLAR) is the “The Voice for Real Estate” in the Greater Louisville Area. As the local arm of America’s largest trade association, the National Association of REALTORS®, GLAR represents more than 5500 members involved in all aspects of the residential and commercial real estate industries. For more information, visit or call 502-894-9860.

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