Pam O’Connor serves as president and CEO of Chicago-based Leading Real Estate Companies of the World®, which also owns RELO Direct®, a full-service relocation management company, and Luxury Portfolio.com. Pam has managed real estate and relocation organizations for over 25 years and was the first woman to head a major real estate network. Prior to that, she held marketing positions with WSB-TV television in Atlanta; a major national real estate development firm; and Bryson-O’Connor Public Relations in Atlanta.
Pam has been named one of the top 25 thought leaders by the National Association of Realtors as well as one of the top 100 most influential people in real estate by Inman News. She is a Senior Certified Relocation Professional (SCRP), serves on the board of directors and executive committee of Worldwide ERC and has been honored with that organization’s President’s Award, Distinguished Service Award and Hall of Leaders induction. She is a member of the University of Tennessee College of Communications Board of Visitors, an honorary lifetime member of the Metropolitan Atlanta Relocation Council and a member of the Corporate Relocation Council of Chicago, and is a frequent industry speaker and author.
Pam is a 1972 honors graduate of the University of Tennessee with a Bachelor of Science degree in journalism. Born in New York City and raised in the South as the daughter of a career Navy family, Pam lives with her husband, Tom, in the western suburbs of Chicago. Their daughter, Molly, is a sophomore at Indiana University, where she is an honors student at the Kelley School of Business and a member of the Hoosier women’s golf team.