Ebby Halliday appoints new CEO as longtime leader steps aside

Chris Kelly takes the top spot as Mary Frances Burleson, who joined the company in 1958, shifts her focus to Ebby Halliday's philanthropic efforts

Mary Frances Burleson, the longtime CEO and president of Ebby Halliday, is stepping down to assume a new role as chairman emeritus as she focuses on the company’s philanthropic efforts, per an announcement this week. Chris Kelly, who formerly served in senior leadership roles at HomeServices of America will take over as CEO.