Deb Junkin, AHWD, C2EX, e-Pro, RCE headshot

Deb Junkin, AHWD, C2EX, e-Pro, RCE

Chief Executive Officer


Deb Junkin serves as the CEO for the Georgia REALTORS®, a position she has held since January 2010. Prior to being named CEO, Deb served as the GAR Director of Administration (2008-2009) and has a combined 24+ years of REALTOR® association management experience. She holds the Strategies in Non-Profit Management Certificate from the University of Chicago, is a graduate of Duke University’s Non-Profit Management Program, and holds the REALTOR® Certified Executive (RCE) designation, and the At Home with Diversity (AHWD), and C2EX certification from the National Association of REALTORS®. Deb is a 2017 inductee to the National Association of REALTORS® (NAR) Dr. Almon ‘Bud” Smith Leadership Society.

Deb serves as the primary staff liaison to the Administrations and Operations Committee, Advisory Council, Executive Committee, NAR Directors, Strategic Planning Committee, and the Board of Directors. She is a NAR Core Standards certified strategic planning facilitator and provides local board/association Leadership Training focusing on fiduciary and fiscal duties, volunteer and staff roles, Board of Director responsibilities, and strategic goal implementation.

In addition to her duties at GAR, Deb has served on numerous NAR committees and chaired the 2016 NAR State EO Forum. She currently serves on the NAR 2023 NAR Leadership Academy Advisory Board and the AEC State EO Forum.

Deb actively supports the advocacy objectives of both the state and national associations as a Platinum ‘R’ RPAC Hall of Fame $75k+ investor and a 11-year member of the NAR President’s Circle.

Deb is married to Chip Junkin and together they have seven children ranging in age from 32-43, three sons-in-law and two daughters-in-law, and six fabulously wonderful grandchildren ranging in age from one to 19 – granddaughters Bailey and Elizabeth Grace, and grandsons Elliott, Connor, Patrick, and David.

In addition to spending time with their ever-expanding family, Deb and Chip enjoy entertaining, sailing, and traveling.