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Shirley McVay Wiseman

Shirley Wiseman

On June 16, 2017, Gov. Matt Bevin appointed Shirley McVay Wiseman as Commissioner of the Kentucky Real Estate Commission.

She is an entrepreneur and international consultant specializing in Russia, Poland and Czechoslovakia markets for manufacturing and housing developments.

Wiseman began her career in the 1960s as president of the McVay Group and then Wiseman Homes, both located in Lexington, Kentucky.

From 1981-1985, Wiseman served as Acting Assistant Secretary for Housing and in various other positions for the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development. In 1989, she was the first woman elected president of the National Association of Home Builders (NAHB).

Besides NAHB, she has held leadership positions with the Home Owners Warranty Corp. of Lexington, the Home Builders Association of Lexington, and the Kentucky Home Builders Association. Wiseman has served on the boards of the Alliance to Save Energy, National Association of Realtors, the Home Builders Institute, US Homes, and Barry University.

Wiseman attended Midway College and now lives in Lexington.