Anderson, Mo | 2018
- Birth and Death Year | 1937 - Present
- Induction Year | 2018
- Profession | Business Entrepreneur
- Oklahoma Connection | Anderson was born and raised in Oklahoma and sees the state as the heart of her passion for giving back to her community.
- Hometown | Waukomis
Mrs. Anderson taught music in Oklahoma public schools for nearly 14 years before beginning her business career in real estate.
"I have been incredibly blessed with professional recognition and honors over the years. However, none have touched my heart as deeply as induction to the Oklahoma Hall of Fame. God’s plan for my life has been far more exciting and wonderful than my plan. He has found a way to use the life of an Oklahoma farm girl to benefit others, not only in my home state but around the world." - Mo Anderson
The youngest of five, born to tenant farmers in rural Oklahoma, Mo Anderson was the first in her family to earn a college degree. She taught music in the public schools before entering the world of real estate. Her first Century 21 franchise quickly rose to the third-highest producing out of 7,500 locations in North America. She served on the Oklahoma Real Estate Commission, including 2 terms as chairman.
She convinced Keller Williams Realty Co-founder, Gary Keller, to expand his franchise company outside of Texas. Anderson became the regional owner for Keller Williams Realty Oklahoma. In 1995, Mo became the first CEO and co-owner of Keller Williams Realty International. The Company is now the number one Real Estate Franchise company in the world in size, units, and volume. She currently serves as Vice Chairman of the Board. Deemed one of America’s top 25 Influential Thought Leaders by REALTOR magazine and One of Real Estates Most Influential People, Anderson continues to cultivate the firm’s culture, inspiring 189,000 agents in 32 countries to maintain high standards of character.
She is the author of A Joy-filled Life: “Lessons from a Tenant Farmer’s Daughter Who Became a CEO”, and launched MoAnderson.com, an online mentoring community.
Anderson’s greatest legacy will be her philanthropic giving. Her local community, charitable organizations, and ministries around the world have been richly blessed by her belief that the higher purpose of business is to give, care, and share.