8B — January 22 - February 18, 2021 — Southern New Jersey — M id A tlantic Real Estate Journal


Southern New Jersey Chapter www.ai-snj.org Telephone 856-415-0281 • Fax 856-415-1952 Mary Fox Presented Olasin Award

The George Olasin award is given to a member of the Southern New Jersey Chapter who has given years of dedicated service to the chapter and exhibited a high standard of ethics and professionalism in their appraisal practice. This award is named after George Olasin, 1962 Chapter President, who passed away in February 2011. The George Olasin award for 2020 is awarded to Mary Fox, MAI. This prestigious honor was recognized at the December 8th installation Zoom event, where she was named as the award recipient by 2021 National Appraisal Institute President Rodman Schley, MAI, SRA. Mary F. Fox, MAI, has been a full time practicing real estate appraiser since 1981. Mary received the MAI designation from the Appraisal Institute (formerly AIREA) in December of 1989. She became a State Certified General Real Estate Appraiser in 1992. Mary received her Bachelor of Arts degree in English from Lasalle University (Philadelphia, PA) in May of 1978. Mary began her real estate appraisal career as a proofreader with Marshall and Stevens, Inc., in Philadelphia in 1979 and was a staff appraiser and review appraiser with Mellon Bank from 1984 to 1990. Currently, Mary is President of Cape Island Appraisals, Inc. in Cape May. She has operated her own full-service appraisal practice since July 1991. During this time, Mary has supervised up to five employees and a number of independent contractors in various appraisal assignments. She provides expert testimony for a variety of jurisdictions. In her career as an appraiser, Mary has been involved in appraisals in 27 states & Canada. Highlights of her career include meeting Franklin D. Roosevelt, Jr. while appraising a horse farm in New York State, appraising the 11,000-square foot home of a UAE royal in Houston, Texas, and working on the Atlantic City Tunnel Project in Atlantic City. Mary is past President of the Southern New Jersey Chapter of the Appraisal Institute having served in 1999 and has served in various officer and director positions of the Southern New Jersey Chapter of the Appraisal Institute as well as serving on various committees at the regional level. Mary is an approved instructor for the Appraisal Institute and the State of New Jersey Board of Real Estate Appraisers. Past honors include the Harrison-Winder Award from the Metropolitan Philadelphia Chapter, Appraisal Institute in December 2009 and the Teal Heart Award from the Cape May County Chapter of the New Jersey Association of Women Business Owners in July 1995. Mary resides in Lower Township, Cape May County, with her dog, Migo, who is often seen accompanying her on her assignments. Past Olasin Award Recipients 1997 George Olasin, MAI, SRA 1998 Allen Black, MAI, SRA 1999 Richard Sheldon, MAI, SRA 2000 Norman C. LeGore, MAI, SRA 2001 Henry Herskowitz, MAI, SRA 2002 Alvin Rosen, SRA 2004 Edward J. Bligh, MAI, SRA 2005 Michael D. Jones, MAI 2007 E. Guy Elzey, Jr. SRA 2008 Robert Sapio, MAI, SRA 2010 Howard Rosen 2015 A. Craig Black, SRA 2016 Tim Sheehan, MAI, SRA 2017 Patrick K. Conover, MAI 2018 Edward T. Molinari, SRA, AI-RRS 2019 Joseph V. Heenan, MAI, SRA Chapter Installation On December 8, twenty people logged into Zoom for the final chapter meeting of the year. The 2021 officers and directors were installed by Rodman Schley, MAI, SRA. Rodman Schley, MAI, SRA, will serve as the National Appraisal Institute President in 2021. Schley wrote the book “Finding Your Fortune in Repossessed Real Estate,” and is the creator and host of a national PBS/Create TV television show entitled “Urban Conversion,” which educates viewers about maintain- ing environmentally friendly, sustainable lifestyles in urban settings. Schley has served nationally on the Appraisal Institute Board of Directors, and he has been a member of the Strategic Planning Committee, the Governance Structure Project Team and the National Nominating Committee. He attended AI’s annual Leadership Development and Advisory Council conference as a participant and was selected as a discussion leader, vice chair and chair. In 2002, he founded Denver-based Commercial Valuation Consultants, Inc., which was acquired by national appraisal firm BBG in 2016. Those newly installed chapter leaders are: • President: Michael Descano, MAI • Vice President: Joseph V. Heenan, MAI, SRA • Treasurer: Mary F. Fox, MAI • Secretary: Sherrie Lisa Galderisi, SRA, AI-RRS Directors: • Joshua D. Garretson, MAI, AI-GRS, AI-RRS • Maria Nucci, SRA • Meghan Payne, MAI • Susan Roettger, MAI • Lee Ann Kamph, MAI • Robert Klein, MAI, AI-GRS • Past President Charles A. McCullough, MAI, AI-GRS Kathy Turley and Ryan Phillips were deinstalled, as their terms came to an end. Kathy and Ryan were thanked for their service to the chapter. After the installation, President Schley presented a State of the Appraisal Institute review via Powerpoint. We wish President Schley, as well as all of our chapter leaders, a great 2021 in their roles in guiding our industry forward!

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