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At 78 years young, MO ANDERSON remains a beloved leader of Keller Williams Realty. Strong, principled and compassionate, Mo?s personal integrity and unending drive are touchstones that have made Keller Williams one of the most successful franchises in real estate history. Originally a music teacher, Mo taught for 14 years before entering the real estate field. Partnered with Jerry Brown and Ruth Honeycutt, she established her first real estate office, a Century 21 franchise, in Edmond, Okla., in 1975. It became the third top-producing office out of 7,500 Century 21 locations in North America. In 1986, the company was sold to Merrill Lynch Realty, where she served as a district vice president until December 1989. In 1992, Mo partnered with Gary Keller, co-founder of Keller Williams Realty, and became the regional director for Oklahoma. In January 1995, she was offered the executive roles of president, chief executive officer, and co-owner.In 2005, Mo assumed her current role as vice chairman of the board of Keller Williams Realty. After decades of success, which earned her innumerable professional accolades and awards, Mo is focused on the future. She continues to nurture the Keller Williams culture through training, coaching and consulting with Keller Williams associates and leaders. Her most recent and exciting endeavor has been writing this book: A Joy-filled Life, which she is currently touring North America and speaking about. In 2014, she also launched MoMentorship.com. Through this online mentorship platform, Mo shares life-changing principles to a rapidly growing community of members and all profits generated are contributed to charity. In every way, Mo is committed to leaving a legacy: the higher purpose of business is to give, care and share.