A longtime Maumelle resident has been named to head the commercial division of the nation’s largest real estate company’s Arkansas office.

Johnny B. Mitchum was named manager of commercial real estate and principal auctioneer for Keller Williams Little Rock office.

Della Wallace, Team Leader and CEO, Keller Williams Little Rock Market Center said "we are fortunate to have someone with Johnny’s background, experience, and skill set to head up our commercial division."

Wallace said Keller Williams, which is just moving into the area is now the largest real estate company in North America and is projected to be the largest real estate company in the world in 2014.

Mitchum’s professional experience includes tenures as a practicing CPA, Lyon College Vice President, farmer, commercial real estate developer, auctioneer, and real estate broker. He has sold virtually every kind of real estate including office buildings, multi-family properties, bulk and individual condos, medical facilities, sub-divisions, C-Stores, farms, and various forms of commercial land.

Mitchum is a graduate of the University of Arkansas, and holds a Master of Business Administration from the University of Central Arkansas. He has real estate broker and auctioneer licenses in several states, is a Certified Landman (oil and gas) and is an inactive CPA. He is a member of the National Association of Realtors, the Little Rock Realtors Association, the Arkansas Auctioneers Association and the National Association of Auctioneers.

Mitchum is a former commissioner with both the Arkansas State Police Commission and the Maumelle Civil Service Commission.

Mitchum will be interviewing candidates for the commercial brokerage division over the next few weeks, he said. Mitchum may be reached at JMitchum@KW.com or 940-3231.