Catherine Dorsey of Baltimore has been named regional vice president of the National Association of Real Estate Brokers Inc., the oldest minority trade association in America.
Dorsey was nominated at this year's annual convention in Las Vegas.
She will oversee the NAREB activities of the Maryland, Virginia and Washington chapters, which have a combined membership of about 350. Members of NAREB are referred to as "Realtists."
NAREB, founded in 1947, advocates fairness in housing and is active in civic and legislative affairs.
The organization has about 7,000 members nationwide and is open to anyone involved in the real estate industry, not just licensed brokers and agents.
Members typically join at the local chapter level before they join at the national level.
Dorsey, a retired member of the Baltimore Police Department, has been in the real estate industry for 15 years.
She works as an associate at Allen Realty on Liberty Road in Northwest Baltimore