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ASA Leadership Changes Announced

Nov 02, 2017
The American Society of Appraisers Board of Governors would like to take this opportunity to announce that Jim Hirt, ASA Chief Executive Officer for the past five years, is leaving us to pursue other career opportunities as of November 15, 2017. The Board would like to thank Jim for the many great things he has done for ASA and our membership.

The Board has approved creation of a search committee to identify potential candidates to lead ASA in the future. During this transitional period, the Board has named Lee P. Hackett, FASA, FRICS, CRE, as transition team leader.

Mr. Hackett has 50 years of experience in all aspects of appraisal and valuation, and has served as an expert witness in litigation and advisor to both private and public entities. He has been an ASA designated member and active volunteer leader for more than two decades, presently serving on the Constitution and Bylaws, Educational Foundation, College of Fellows and Board of Governors committees, as well as representing the Society as an organizing committee member for the International Conference on the Valuation of Plant, Machinery and Equipment (ICVPME) and as a board of trustee member for the International Valuation Standards Council (IVSC). Lee earned his MBA from the University of Chicago and holds a Bachelor of Science – Electrical Engineering from Worcester Polytechnic Institute.

ASA’s Board of Governors is dedicated to making this a smooth transition for the headquarters staff and membership as the Society enters its next phase of strategic growth.