Howard Hanna Names Gibbons as Senior VP, GM of Brokerage

CLEVELAND – Howard Hanna Real Estate Services announced Aug. 31 that Leah Gibbons has been named senior vice president and general manager of brokerage. This is a new position, created to streamline operations between the various departments and build strategic initiatives in core markets, the company said.

Gibbons holds a B.A. in marketing and communications from Baldwin Wallace University and a juris doctorate from Cleveland-Marshall College of Law. She joined Howard Hanna in 1993 and has held various positions throughout the company including corporate director of marketing and sales office manager. Most recently, Gibbons was vice president and Ohio East regional manager, where she led the region to more than $1.7 billion in closed sales volume in 2020.

“Leah’s dedication to the industry and our company will truly be demonstrated on a new level as general manager of brokerage,” says Howard W. “Hoby” Hanna IV, president of Howard Hanna Real Estate Services. “I look forward to working with her to integrate the best of our family of companies and support our associates and leadership team.”

With more than 27 years in the real estate industry and proven successes in leadership, the executive team at Howard Hanna is excited to have Gibbons take on a new challenge as she grows within the company to fulfill this new role.

“I am thrilled to have the opportunity in this role to act as an operational liaison between our departments in our organization and the different market centers across our footprint,” says Gibbons. “I look forward to working side-by-side with the state presidents in furthering our commitment to growth and innovation and equipping our agents with robust, industry-leading resources, so they may provide the finest real estate experience to all of our home buyers and sellers.”

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