Ken Bethge from Pine Bluff has become a closing coordinator at Wilson Real Estate Auctioneers Inc. of Hot Springs. He began May 8.

Bethge recently retired as senior vice president of Jefferson Title Co. LLC at Pine Bluff. At Wilson, Bethge will coordinate real estate closings between sellers, buyers and title companies, according a spokesman said in a news release.

“With a career of 45 years in the real estate business, in addition to being a licensed title insurance agent, he is also a licensed real estate broker and a certified general appraiser,” the spokesman said.

He and his wife, Teri, recently relocated to Hot Springs. Bethge has been secretary of the Arkansas Building Authority Council, chairman of the Jefferson County Equalization Board, and chairman of the Pine Bluff Planning Commission.

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