LANSING – Gov. Snyder announced on July 5 the appointment of Hassan Ahmad of Dearborn Heights to the Michigan Board of Real Estate Brokers and Salespersons.
The nine-member board, housed within the Michigan Department of Licensing and Regulatory Affairs, oversees the licensure and practice of real estate brokers and salespersons in Michigan.
The governor also announced the reappointment of Karen Greenwood of Troy to the board.
“Hassan and Karen are hard working professionals, and I thank them for donating their time to this board and using their knowledge of real estate to represent their colleges,” Snyder said.
Ahmad is an associate broker for Re/Max Leading Edge. He serves on the board of directors for the Dearborn Area Board of Realtors, as a Re/Max ambassador to the Children’s Miracle Network and as a member of the city of Dearborn Heights Tax Appeal Board.
He holds a bachelor’s degree in computer engineering from Oakland University and a master’s degree in business administration and global management from the University of Phoenix. He will represent professionals and replace Samuel Sterk.
“I am honored and grateful to governor Snyder for the appointment,” Ahmad told The AANews. “I look forward to serving the citizens of the great state of Michigan as well as my colleagues in the real estate industry.”
He added that he’s the first Muslim and Arab American ever appointed to the board and acknowledged the great responsibilities that comes with the position.
“I promise to do my very best to ensure our community members are being treated fairly and equally according to the Fair Housing Act, which prohibits discrimination based on race, color, religion, sex or national origin,” he said.