John Sebree joined the CALIFORNIA ASSOCIATION OF REALTORS® as chief executive officer in early 2022, overseeing the association’s objectives, business development, strategic planning, legislative policies and creating products so that real estate professionals can remain at the center of the real estate transaction and succeed in today’s rapidly changing real estate market.
Sebree previously served as chief executive officer of Missouri REALTORS® for more than seven years. Prior to his move to Missouri, Sebree served as Senior Vice President of Public Policy for Florida REALTORS® for 11 years. Prior to that, he worked in the Government Affairs division of the NATIONAL ASSOCIATION OF REALTORS® (NAR) in Washington, DC for 13 years. Sebree was a Senior Legislative Representative working with the congressional delegations of eight states. Prior to NAR, Sebree worked for two years for the U.S. House of Representatives Committee on Banking, Finance and Urban Affairs.
As CEO of Missouri REALTORS®, Sebree has served at the national level on numerous committees, including NAR’s Executive Committee, Global Business Councils Forum, Association Executives Committee, as well as other task forces and Presidential Advisory Groups. He was a 2017 inductee to NAR’s Almon R. Bud Smith Leadership Society, which recognizes leading contributors to the real estate industry and the profession. Additionally, he is a Founding Member of LGBTQ+ Real Estate Alliance.
Active in his community, Sebree served in various capacities with the Hawthorn Foundation, Stephens College, Kentucky Society of Washington, and Children’s Home Society of the Big Bend. He was awarded Outstanding Alumni by Williamstown High School in 2018 and Best Public-Sector Lobbyist by Florida Fund Foundation in 2017.
A native of Kentucky, Sebree received a bachelor's degree in Business Management from Northern Kentucky University, where he was Student Body President. He earned an MBA from The George Washington University in Washington, DC.
Hawthorn Foundation, 2021 Chair
Stephens College, Board of Trustees
Almon R. Bud Smith Leadership Society, 2017 Inductee
Williamstown High School, 2018 Outstanding Alumni
Florida Fund Foundation “Best Public-Sector Lobbyist” 2017
Kentucky Society of Washington, Past President
Children’s Home Society of the Big Bend, Past President
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