Thomas R. Miller, Legal Counsel, Director, and Special Deputy Attorney General, will retire effective March 1, 2012, after 30 years of service to the Commission.
Miller joined the “Real Estate Licensing Board” as Legal Information Officer on March 1, 1982, and was subsequently employed by the Attorney General’s Office as Legal Counsel for the Board on January 2, 1985.
A native of Durham, North Carolina, Miller graduated from Davidson College in 1978 and received his law degree from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill in 1981.
During his three decades with the Commission, Miller has overseen the Commission’s Legal Division in the investigation and prosecution of complaints against licensees, time share developers, and individuals and firms conducting real estate brokerage without first being properly licensed. He drafted the legislation that ultimately became the Vacation Rental Act.
Miller has been active in the Association of Real Estate License Law Officials (ARELLO), where he served multiple terms as the chair of both the Law Committee and the Commission Member Resource Committee. He was instrumental in the creation of Commissioner College, an educational program that teaches new board or commission members about their duties, responsibilities, and liabilities. He also wrote Simple Rules of Procedure for Occupational Licensing Boards, a publication offered by ARELLO that has now been officially adopted by several member jurisdictions.
The Commission congratulates Mr. Miller on the completion of his long and distinguished service to real estate consumers, practitioners, and the citizens of North Carolina and wishes him and his wife, Kim, much happiness in his well-deserved retirement.