The Miami Association of Realtors appointed Patricia Delinois the 2012 residential president.

In her new role, Delinois, who owns Century 21 Premier Elite Realty, will represent the organization's 26,000 members working in residential, commercial and international real estate.

Delinois has been in the real estate industry since the age of 18 and has extensive experience lobbying for the industry on Capitol Hill. She currently is involved in the Realtors Political Action Committee.

Delinois is fluent in French, Spanish and Creole and holds top positions within several international organizations. She previously traveled with Governor Jeb Bush to South America as a real estate delegate for Enterprise Florida. She also represented the Miami association at the 2011 Salon de l'Immobilier in Paris.