14A — September 14 - 27, 2018 — Financial Digest — M id A tlantic

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Rodman Schley elected 2019 Appraisal Institute vice president Appraisal Institute names Jim Amorin CEO


tunate to have his leadership going forward,” Appraisal In- stitute president James Mur-

as the organization’s president- elect, vice president and im- mediate past president. He also has chaired or served on the Appraisal Institute’s Executive Committee, National Nomi- nating Committee, Finance Committee, Audit Committee, Strategic Planning Commit- tee, General Appraiser Council Admissions Committee, Quali- fying Education Committee and the AI Relief Foundation Board of Directors, in addition to region and chapter roles. “It’s my honor and privilege to help lead this incredible or- ganization,” said Amorin, who

had served as acting CEO since August 2017. “I look forward to working with the Board of Directors, other volunteer lead- ers and staff as the Appraisal Institute addresses head-on the challenges and opportunities facing the real estate valuation profession.” The Appraisal Institute worked with Kansas City- based Tryon &Heideman, LLC, a third-party executive search firm, to consider more than 140 applications. The consultants were assisted by an internal CEO Search project team. The meticulous and thorough vet-

ting process included extensive research and a variety of com- prehensive interviews. Amorin received the Apprais- al Institute President’s Award in 2012 for work related to the Capstone program as well as work on several project teams. In 2013, he was awarded the Appraisal Institute Education Trust’s Y.T and Louise Lee Lum Award. He is a graduate of the Uni- versity of Texas at Austin with degrees in finance and real estate & urban land develop- ment. Before becoming the Ap- praisal Institute’s acting CEO, he was vice president of Atrium Real Estate Services in Austin. Rodman Schley, MAI, SRA , of Denver, was elected 2019 vice president by its Board of Directors in Nash- ville, TN. Schley’s one-year term at the Appraisal Institute will begin Jan. 1, followed by one year each as president-elect, president and immediate past president. He will serve on AI’s executive committee and the policy-making Board of Direc- tors all four years. He also will chair the Finance Committee in 2019 and the National Nomi- nating Committee in 2022. “I am truly honored to have been elected vice president of the Appraisal Institute and look forward to serving my fellow valuation professionals across the country and around the world,” Schley said. “I’m excited to help guide the orga- nization on its path to future success.” In 2002, he founded Com- mercial Valuation Consul- tants, Inc., which was acquired by national appraisal firm BBG in 2016. As senior man- aging director at BBG, he leads teams of managing directors and appraisers throughout the western United States. Schley wrote the book “ Find- ing Your Fortune in Repos- sessed Real Estate ,” and is the creator and host of a national PBS/Create TV television show entitled “Urban Conversion,” which educates viewers about maintaining environmentally friendly, sustainable lifestyles in urban settings. Schley serves nationally on the Appraisal Institute Board of Directors as Region II vice chair, and is a member of the Strategic Planning Com- mittee and the Governance Structure. 

HICAGO, IL — The Appraisal Institute , one of the nation’s

largest pro- fessional as- sociations of rea l es tate apprai sers , a nn o un c e d it has hired JimAmorin, MAI, SRA, AI-GRS , of

ret t , MAI , SRA s a i d . “His experi- ence in many Appraisal In- stitute lead- ership roles makes him highly quali- fied for this

Jim Amorin Rodman Schley

position, and I look forward to continuing to work with him.” Amorin was the 2009 and 2017 Appraisal Institute presi- dent, and has served twice each

Austin, TX, as its chief execu- tive officer after a nearly year- long search. “Jim did an outstanding job as acting CEO, and we’re for-

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