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Abbott Names Three to TX Real Estate Commission

Gov. Greg Abbott has appointed Leslie Lerner, Mark Woodroof and Ben Pena to the Texas Real Estate Commission for terms set to expire on January 31, 2027. These appointments are subject to Senate confirmation.

The commission’s primary purpose is to protect the public in its dealings with real estate brokers and salespersons.

Lerner is broker-owner of Leslie Lerner Properties LLC. She is a member of the Texas Association of Realtors and the Houston Association of Realtors.

Woodroof is managing partner of Better Homes and Gardens Real Estate Gary Greene. He is a member of and has served in leadership positions with the National Association of Realtors, the Texas Association of Realtors and the Houston Association of Realtors.

Pena is assurance services partner at Burton, McCumber & Longoria LLP. He is a member of the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants and the Texas Society of Certified Public Accountants.

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About Lisa Brown

Lisa Brown has decades of experience in corporate communications and marketing management with organizations including Coldwell Banker Residential, Grubb & Ellis, Marcus & Millichap, NAIOP, SIOR and ALM. In those positions, she worked in conjunction with chief executive officers and chief marketing officers to create corporate messaging, cohesive branding standards, strategic marketing plans and thought pieces. Brown is a frequent speaker at industry events and an editing adjunct professor for an online course. She has a master’s degree in mass communications from San Jose State University.

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