2019 ARELLO President - Anne Petit

2019 President, Anne Petit


With an extensive 30+ year career in the public, private and non-profit sectors, Anne has served as Superintendent under three Ohio Governors, currently for Ohio Governor Mike DeWine.  In this role, she leads one of the Ohio Department of Commerce’s seven divisions; Anne is the chief operating and administrative officer, as well as ex-officio member, of the Ohio Real Estate Commission, Ohio Real Estate Appraiser Board, the Ohio Cemetery Dispute Resolution Commission and, most recently, the Ohio Home Inspector Board. Additionally, she is the administrator of regulatory programs for video services providers (cable), manufactured homes dealers and salespersons, Appraisal Management Companies, and Land Professionals.  

Earlier in her career, her experience in finance and mortgage lending included leadership roles at both the former Diamond Savings & Loan and Mid-American National Bank. Anne also served the Ohio Secretary of State as campaign finance administrator and elections assistant administrator.  Anne went on to serve Governor Bob Taft in several other roles, including Grants Chief at the Ohio Criminal Justice Services and Director of Constituent Inquiries, being first appointed Superintendent of the Division of Real Estate & Professional Licensing in 2002. Prior to her appointment to a second “tour of duty” in the Division, Anne combined her public service experience into real estate-related education and consulting services for real estate professionals, candidates, political action committees, and non-profits. 

Anne was appointed to serve on the Ohio Cemetery Law Review Task Force, where she was elected co-chair, is a past-president of the Association of Appraiser Regulatory Officials (AARO), and has served in numerous ARELLO leadership positions prior to her election as President of the association.