The American Society of Appraisers is governed by the ASA Constitution, Bylaws and Administrative Rules, the Society’s Articles of Incorporation and the laws of the State of Delaware as directed by the ASA Board of Governors.
The business affairs of the Society are managed by ASA’s International Headquarters located in Reston, Virginia subject to the authority of the Board of Governors, and in accordance with ASA’s Constitution, Bylaws and Administrative Rules.
The Board of Governors manages all properties and monies of the Society and has full responsibility and authority to act within the Constitution, Bylaws and Administrative Rules, the Society’s Articles of Incorporation and the laws of the State of Delaware. As necessary, the Board of Governors may amend the Bylaws and Administrative Rules, Society policies and Delegations of Authority as may be beneficial to the Society.
The Board of Governors consists of the elected International Officers (International President, International Vice President and Secretary/Treasurer), the Immediate Past President, five (5) elected Region Governors (representing the five (5) geographic regions of the Society), ten (10) elected Discipline Governors two (2) Discipline Governors for each of the following disciplines: Business Valuation, Gems & Jewelry, Machinery & Technical Specialties, Personal Property and Real Property) and the Executive Vice President/Chief Executive Officer who serves as ex-officio.
Accredited Members, Accredited Senior Appraisers, Fellows and Life Members have full voting privileges on all matters coming before the Society. Candidates may vote only in all international, discipline and chapter officer elections and on matters of regional, national and international concern. Candidates may not vote for any changes to valuation standards, advancement requirements or changes to the Constitution, the Bylaws or the Administrative Rules.