Suzanne Westrum Appointed New CEO of GFWAR

GFWAR announces the appointment of Suzanne Westrum as its new Chief Executive Officer. Westrum brings more than 15 years of experience and a proven track record of leadership, making her an ideal fit to lead GFWAR.

Previously, Westrum was the CEO of the Prescott Area Association of REALTORS® (PAAR) in Prescott, Arizona. Under Westrum’s leadership, PAAR was recognized by Arizona REALTORS® with the 2023 Community Outreach Award and by the Prescott Chamber of Commerce with the Business Excellence Award. Westrum began her career working with REALTORS® as the Communications Director and later the Vice President of Communications & Marketing at the San Antonio Board of REALTORS® (SABOR). At SABOR, Westrum led strategic initiatives, oversaw signature events, and helped advance advocacy goals.

“Suzanne is a dynamic leader with a tenured history of association experience that will greatly benefit the future of GFWAR,” said Blake Barry, 2024 GFWAR President. “Her work at SABOR and PAAR illustrates her exceptional abilities, and we’re excited to have her bring those skills to Fort Worth.”

As CEO, Westrum will work closely with the Board of Directors to establish the organization’s strategic direction. Her goals include bolstering GFWAR’s reputation as a Fort Worth business leader, promoting the value of REALTORS®, bringing unique and relevant educational opportunities to the membership, enhancing and strengthening member engagement, and further safeguarding private property rights through advocacy efforts.  

“I am very excited to become a part of an organization as impressive as GFWAR,” said Westrum. “I look forward to working with the incredible leadership team to build on the organization’s enduring legacy as together we drive innovation and provide exceptional value to members and the community.”

A native Texan, Westrum was born and raised in San Antonio. She holds a Bachelor of Arts in English and Communication Arts from St. Mary’s University and a Master of Arts in Public Relations from Webster University. Westrum enjoys hiking, traveling, reading, and writing outside of work. She is excited to return to her home state and explore the green spaces and trails Fort Worth has to offer with her 13-year-old terrier mutt, Lily.

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