Staff Updates & Appearances

Photo of Kizzy V. Crawford Heath employed as Legal Education Officer

Kizzy V. Crawford Heath has been employed as Legal Education Officer in the Education and Licensing Division. Prior to joining the Commission, she was a Professor at Wake Technical Community College and North Carolina Wesleyan College. She earned a B.S. in Criminal Justice from Elizabeth City State University, a M.A.Ed. in Education from the University of Phoenix, and a J.D. from North Carolina Central University. She is also a licensed real estate broker in North Carolina.

Photo of Emily Bosman employed as a Licensing Specialist

Emily J Bosman has been employed as a License Specialist in the Education and Licensing Division. Prior to joining the Commission, she resided in Holland, Michigan, where she was a customer service Team Lead for a health care services company call center.

April M. Conyers has been named Assistant to the Director of the Education and Licensing Division.


M. Spier Holloman, Senior Auditor/Investigator, is the recipient of the 2018 ARELLO® Investigator of the Year award. The annual award from ARELLO® (Associationof Real Estate License Law Officials) recognizes the recipient’s investigative skills and accomplishments as reflected by the year’s most outstanding investigation.

The North Carolina Real Estate Commission is the recipient of the highly regarded ARELLO® Communication and Education Award for 2018. This annual award recognizes outstanding systems and programs that contribute to the real estate industry, promote public protection, and may be adapted to benefit licensees and consumers in other ARELLO® member jurisdictions.

Deborah B. Carpenter, Educator/Examination Officer, is the recipient of the Distinguished Real Estate Instructor (DREI) Leadership Council’s 2018 Mark Barker “Lift Me Up” Award. This annual award recognizes an active DREI who contributed significantly to helping DREI’s and other instructors elevate the level of their professional instruction. DREI is a classroom instructor designation of the national Real Estate Educators Association.

Madison L. Mackenzie, Associate Legal Counsel I, is one of 16 members of the North Carolina Bar Association Leadership Academy Class of 2019. The Academy provides leadership training to 16 young lawyers each year. Criteria for selection includes degree of interest and commitment, aptitude for leadership, and class diversity, including geography, practice environments, personal backgrounds, and experience.


Miriam J. Baer, Executive Director, spoke to Fonville Morisey Realty in Cary and to the Raleigh Regional Association of REALTORS®.

Robert A. Pachett, Associate Legal Counsel II spoke to the Wake County Property Lawyers Association.

M. Spier Holloman, Senior Auditor/Investigator, and Marcia M. Waldron, Auditor, spoke to the North Carolina Vacation Managers Association in Greensboro.

Jean A. Wolinski-Hobbs, Auditor/Investigator, spoke to the Roanoke Valley Lake Gaston Board of REALTORS®.

Nicholas T. Smith, Consumer Protection Officer, spoke to the Jacksonville Board of REALTORS®.

Peter B. Myers, Information Officer, spoke to Engel & Volkers South Charlotte and to the Orange Chatham Association of REALTORS®.

Elizabeth W. Penney, then Information Officer, spoke to the Hendersonville Board of REALTORS®.