Jo-Anne Kaplan

Commissioner

Jo-Anne Kaplan holds a real estate broker’s license and has extensive knowledge of the real estate industry. After receiving a Master’s in Urban Planning, Kaplan worked for an appraisal consulting firm in New York City. She then worked for the City of New York’s Real Estate Division and wrote real estate directories of New York City for Real Estate Data, Inc. Shortly after, Kaplan started a not-for-profit organization and served as its Executive Director for seven years where they developed a low-income condominium in Sleepy Hollow, NY. She spent 11 years as a realtor and served as a director on the Westchester County Board of Realtors, an organization with 8,000 members. Kaplan has served her community through volunteerism. In New York, she served on the board of the local food pantry and speech clinic, worked with disabled children doing hippotherapy, commonly known as horse therapy, and was a Girl Scout troop leader. After moving to Texas, Kaplan was active with the Assistance League for several years and was an active docent at the McNay Art Museum for 10 years. She served on the City of San Antonio’s City Planning Technical Advisory Committee for two years before becoming an active panelist at the Bexar County Appraisal Review Board. Kaplan currently serves as a Director of the McNay Contemporary Collectors Forum and a Director of the University of Pennsylvania Alumni Association in San Antonio. She has two adult daughters and a husband who teaches Computer Science at St. Philip’s College.