Mel Black of Raleigh has been appointed by Governor Roy Cooper to the North Carolina Real Estate Commission for a term ending July 31, 2022, announced Miriam J. Baer, Executive Director.
As a real estate and appraisal educator, Mr. Black develops and delivers real estate curriculum through his company, BrightPath Education Services. As an attorney in private practice with Everett Gaskins Hancock LLP, he focuses on administrative law and occupational licensing. Mr. Black is a third-generation broker and second-generation appraiser in North Carolina and has been licensed as a broker since 1988 and certified as an appraiser since 1991.
Mr. Black is the former Executive Director of the North Carolina Appraisal Board and former Education and Examination Officer with the North Carolina Real Estate Commission.
He has been elected to multiple national positions, including president of the Association of Appraiser Regulatory Officials, member of The Appraisal Foundation Advisory Council and its State Regulator Advisory Group, and member of the Board of Directors of the Council on Licensure, Enforcement and Regulation. For his service to North Carolina, Mr. Black was inducted into the Order of the Long Leaf Pine.
Mr. Black was named Educator of the Year by the North Carolina Real Estate Educators Association and received the Larry A. Outlaw Excellence in Real Estate Education Award from the North Carolina Real Estate Commission.
He holds a Juris Doctorate from the North Carolina Central University School of Law, an Educational Specialist degree from Appalachian State University, a Masters of Education from Winthrop College, and a Bachelor’s degree from the University of the State of New York. Mr. Black and his children, Andrew and Mari, live in Raleigh.
Anthony Lindsey of Charlotte has been appointed by Governor Roy Cooper to the North Carolina Real Estate Commission for a term ending July 31, 2022, announced Miriam J. Baer, Executive Director.
Lindsey, active in the real estate industry for over 20 years, is a broker with Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage in Charlotte. He has worked extensively in the development of affordable housing and advocacy of home ownership for low and moderate income households.
A member of the Board of Directors of the North Carolina Association of REALTORS® since 2003, he also served as the National Association of REALTORS® Federal Political Coordinator from 2003 to 2014.
He is a past member and chair of the City of Charlotte’s Housing Trust Fund Advisory Board, past director and treasurer of the Charlotte Regional REALTOR® Association, and a past director on the Board of Governors of the Real Estate and Building Industry Coalition (REBIC).
A contributing writer on affordable housing for PRIDE Magazine, Lindsey speaks at various real estate industry conferences and has served on numerous industry boards and committees.
He is a founding board member, past president, and now treasurer of the North Carolina High School for Accelerated Learning, Inc., a charter school focused on drop out recovery and prevention. A graduate of Johnson C. Smith University, Lindsey started his career with AT&T and Bell Communications Research where he was corporate director of their Minority & Women-Owned Business Enterprise program.