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American Society of Appraisers Appoints Johnnie White as New Chief Executive Officer

by ASA Staff | Mar 18, 2019

RESTON, VIRGINIA (March 18, 2019) -- The American Society of Appraisers (ASA) announces the appointment of Johnnie White, MBA, CAE, CMP as Chief Executive Officer, starting April 15, 2019. White is an association professional with more than 27 years serving in a variety of management and leadership roles. Most recently he served as Senior Director of the American Academy of Otolaryngology – Head and Neck Surgery, where he managed global affairs for the organization and strategic planning, including overseeing a staff of 17 and an annual event with more than 9,000 attendees. In addition, White is an adjunct faculty member of Georgetown University where he instructs graduate students in operations and event management. 

As CEO, White will lead ASA’s continued international visibility and world-wide capacity for innovation in professional development, credentialing and professional standards/ethics for the global valuation profession. He will play a key role in implementing the Society’s strategic direction, solidifying opportunities for partnerships and collaboration among a wide range of national/international entities and applying his leadership to multiple diverse stakeholders in support of ASA’s mission.

According to Robert B. Morrison, 2018-19 International President of ASA, “During the search process, Johnnie set himself apart by demonstrating his intellect and his outstanding leadership qualities, especially in the area of inspiring others to achieve their best with his team-building management style. He is an accomplished international speaker, university adjunct instructor, collaborator, manager and leader and we look forward to his ideas and energy that will continuing moving ASA forward as the preeminent appraisal designation.” 

White holds his M.B.A. from University of Maryland University College and his B.S. in Information Systems Management from the University of Maryland. He is a member of the American Society of Association Executives and the Professional Convention Management Association and has received numerous awards and recognitions for his association work, including being named one of the top 40 Trending Association Innovators by DCA Live in 2017. 

Immediately preceding White, was career appraiser Lee P. Hackett, FASA, FRICS, CRE, who has served as interim CEO since October 2017. Hackett, was instrumental in working with executive placement professional Pamela Kaul, President and founder of Association Strategies, and with the ASA Board of Governors and the CEO Search Committee in an intensive search process that resulted in finding and hiring White. Hackett will assist with the transition of leadership.