Norman Morris has been named chief executive officer of the statewide Louisiana Realtors association, having served as interim CEO since March.

Morris previously served for 18 years as senior vice president and chief lobbyist for the Baton Rouge-based organization, which has nearly 11,000 members and is one of the largest trade associations in Louisiana.

“The officers felt strongly that Norman is the right person to lead our organization,” said Louisiana Realtors President Matt Ritchie, of Alexandria. “He has remarkable knowledge of our profession and the issues we face, and he has a proven record of results for Realtors in Louisiana. Norman not only knows our industry, he is well respected amongst our members, his peers and the public.”

“It’s a tremendous honor to receive this vote of confidence from the officers,” Morris said. “I am looking forward to working with LR members, as well as the 13 local associations around the state to advance the profession and promote the benefits Realtors bring to the clients they serve.”

Morris previously was responsible for the overall operation and management of two Louisiana Realtors political action committees, LARPAC and Friends of Louisiana Real Estate PAC.

Morris is a native of Shreveport and has an undergraduate degree from Louisiana Tech and an MBA from Southeastern Louisiana University. He is president-elect of the Louisiana Society of Association Executives and holds the Certified Association Executive Designation from the American Society of Association Executives and the Realtor Association Certified Executive from the National Association of Realtors.