Fred Underwood is Director, Engagement, Diversity and Inclusion at the National Association of REALTORS® and manages the Association’s diversity and fair housing program. Since 1990, Fred has led the Association as it moves to embrace diversity and fair housing. He staffs NAR’s Equal Opportunity – Cultural Diversity Committee and leads the development of NAR’s policy on fair housing. Fred initiated a comprehensive program on diversity in the housing market and developed precedent setting partnerships with the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development to jointly address issues diversity, fair housing and outreach to the community. He maintains liaison with private fair housing and civil rights organizations and promotes cooperation between the housing industry and fair housing organizations.