Press Release: Chris Galler to Retire After 15 Years as Minnesota Realtors® CEO

By MNR News posted 02-02-2023 10:11 AM


Chris Galler, Minnesota Realtors CEO for the past 15 years, is retiring.

“I’ve had one goal from day one: to leave the organization in better condition than I found it,” Galler says.  

During his tenure, Galler led many initiatives including: 

  • Creating a Risk Management department and Legal Hotline to provide brokers with expert legal insights
  • Expanding MNR’s lobbying team at the Capitol to support bills that protected the property rights of all Minnesotans and opposing legislation that would increase the cost of housing and weaken property rights 
  • Eliminating handwritten forms, allowing Realtors to share documents digitally, saving time and money  
  • Partnering with RMLS to bring every association onto NorthStar’s common database platform to make it easier for members to serve their clients 
  • Creating an award-winning Marketing/Communications department to communicate with membership  

Josh McFall takes over as Minnesota Realtors CEO on March 1, 2023. 


Media contact: Erin Mathe for MNR:, (952) 261-8148. 

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