Stellar MLS CEO, Merri Jo Cowen, Named an RISMedia 2024 Real Estate Newsmaker

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Merri Jo Cowen joins exclusive group of industry leaders who have made newsworthy contributions to the real estate industry.

Stellar MLS is pleased to announce that Stellar MLS CEO, Merri Jo Cowen has been selected as a RISMedia 2024 Real Estate Newsmaker—a dynamic group of key influencers making headlines as a result of their newsworthy contributions to the real estate industry and their efforts to positively affect the consumers and communities they serve.

RISMedia, the leader in U.S. real estate news and information services, announced its 2024 Real Estate Newsmakers on Feb. 1, in both an online directory on and in the February issue of its flagship publication, Real Estate magazine.

RISMedia’s 2024 Real Estate Newsmakers were selected in 2023 by its executive and editorial teams and are showcased in the following categories: Influencers, Trailblazers, Futurists, Achievers, Crusaders, Luminaries and the annual Hall of Fame inductees.

John Featherston, Founder, CEO and Publisher of RISMedia said, "We are so proud every year to recognize the hard work, dedication and determination of these finest industry professionals—the 2024 Real Estate Newsmakers—who went above and beyond in 2023 amid the challenges and opportunities of this evolving market. Help us in celebrating their hard-earned recognition," Featherston added.

RISMedia will honor this year's Real Estate Newsmakers, including the 2024 Hall of Fame, at RISMedia's Newsmakers Reception & Dinner, being held Sept. 5 at the Mayflower Hotel in Washington, D.C., in conjunction with our 2024 CEO & Leadership Exchange.

Stellar MLS CEO, Merri Jo Cowen shared, “I am deeply honored to be recognized as a 2024 RISMedia Newsmaker. This award is a testament to the dedication and innovation of the entire Stellar MLS team, as we work to make a meaningful impact in the continuously evolving real estate landscape. Looking to the future, we are filled with excitement about the opportunities that lie ahead for growth and transformation.”

About Stellar MLS:

Headquartered in Altamonte Springs, FL, Stellar MLS (Stellar) is Florida's largest Multiple Listing Service (MLS), with over 85,000 customers in Florida and Puerto Rico. Stellar MLS is committed to helping brokers and agents thrive in tomorrow's competitive real estate market by offering a comprehensive suite of the industry's best products and world-class customer service. Learn more at

About RISMedia

For more than 40 years, RISMedia has provided the residential real estate industry with news, trends and business development strategies through its flagship publication, Real Estate magazine; its leading website,; its premium content channel, Premier; its award-winning Housecall blog; and its iconic networking and educational events, including RISMedia’s virtual Real Estate’s Rocking in the New Year; RISMedia's CEO Exchange; RISMedia's Power Broker Forum, Reception & Dinner; and RISMedia’s Newsmakers Reception & Dinner. Through RISMedia's content programs—including ACE, a turn-key social media content system—real estate professionals share thousands of articles, infographics and videos each day created by RISMedia editors and contributors, helping them influence hundreds of thousands of consumers as they consider buying and/or selling a home.  Visit , RISMedia’s Premier, and ACESocial for more information.

About RISMedia's Real Estate Newsmakers

RISMedia's Real Estate Newsmakers is designed to recognize those individuals making headlines as a result of their newsworthy contributions to the residential real estate industry, and their efforts to positively affect real estate professionals and the consumers and communities they serve. RISMedia’s Real Estate Newsmakers were chosen based on nominations received through an online nomination process on, and by nominations from RISMedia’s in-house editorial team and other industry sources. Nominations for RISMedia’s Real Estate Newsmakers are collected on an ongoing basis throughout the course of the year. There is no fee to nominate a Newsmaker or be recognized/featured as a Newsmaker. Due to deadline and production criteria, RISMedia’s 2024 Real Estate Newsmakers Online Directory may not currently be in its final format. Please check back for ongoing updates.