After more than two decades of service to Texas REALTORS®, Mark Lehman will retire as the association’s vice president of governmental affairs.

“During his 21-plus years with Texas REALTORS®, Mark has grown our association’s governmental affairs division to become the gold standard among advocacy organizations,” says Texas REALTORS® CEO/President Travis Kessler.

Lehman will officially step down from the role on December 31, 2019, following a distinguished career advocating for real estate consumers and professionals.

“I am confident in the long-term vision of the association, and I leave knowing the association’s future is in outstanding hands,” Lehman says. “My respect and admiration for the work Texas REALTORS® accomplishes has no limits.”

Under Lehman’s leadership, the association modernized our political and public policy initiatives, increased resources available for local boards, and raised record-breaking funds annually for TREPAC.

Lehman himself was inducted into the RPAC Hall of Fame in 2018 for his lifetime of investments in TREPAC and RPAC.

He joined the association in 1998 as director of governmental affairs, ascending to vice president of governmental affairs in 2004.

His previous roles include campaign director for U.S. Sen. John Cornyn’s successful campaign for attorney general of Texas, chief of staff for former Texas Sen. Florence Shapiro, and numerous campaigns at the national, state, and local levels.

“On behalf of the Texas REALTORS® leadership and our entire membership, I extend our heartfelt gratitude for Mark’s years of service to the organization. His efforts will benefit every real estate consumer in Texas for years to come,” Kessler says.