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Real Estate Commission Names Miriam Baer Executive Director

The Real Estate Commission has named Miriam J. Baer as Executive Director; it was announced by Commission Chairman Marsha H. Jordan.

Baer assumed the position April 1 following a five-month national search.

She succeeded Phillip T. Fisher, who retired after more than 34 years’ service with the Commission.

A native of Lawrence, Kansas, Baer was graduated Summa Cum Laude from the University of Kansas. After receiving her J.D. degree from the University of  North Carolina School of Law in 1984, she entered private practice with a Raleigh law firm.

Baer joined the Commission in 1987, as its first Examination Coordinator. Most recently, she held the position of Legal Counsel and Assistant Director of the Legal Services Division.

A long-time instructor in Meredith College’s Paralegal Program, she authored the textbook, “Legal Research in North Carolina.”

Baer is a member of the Real Property Section Council of the North Carolina Bar Association and is currently chair of the Bar Association/North Carolina Association of REALTORS® Joint Forms Committee.

Baer is excited about assuming a new role for the Real Estate Commission overseeing the licensing and regulation  of more than 100,000 real estate brokers and firms in North Carolina.

This article came from the May 2010-Vol41-1 edition of the bulletin.