Message from the CEO

September 7, 2022

ASA’s CEO letter to members and friends

This has been an exciting month for ASA as we get closer to its 85th Annual International Conference happening on September 10-12 in Tampa, FL and virtually. The staff and I want to congratulate the 2022 ASA Annual Award Winners – we thank you for your outstanding efforts in supporting ASA this past year and look forward to recognizing you all during this year’s conference luncheon.

August is also a month to recognize the strong partnerships ASA has maintained over the years.

Last week I attended the IAAO conference in Boston, MA where ASA was a proud to participate in the IAAO conference with being a panelist for the “Town Hall Sessions” and a speaker with Barry J. Shea, ASA, IFA, ARM in the “Valuing the Unique Outliers” session, and an exhibitor. ASA and IAAO have maintained a great partnership over the years so it was a pleasure talking about the ‘ASA Difference Campaign’ with the many attendees who stopped by the exhibit booth with our ASA members Mike Pratt ASA, IFA and Barry J. Shea, ASA, IFA who volunteered to work the booth.

I also got to attend the Appraisal Institute’s Annual Conference in Las Vegas, NV earlier this month. The event was another great opportunity to see our ASA members and other professionals networking and learning together. The partnership that ASA and AI have developed over the years has already done so much to support the profession; only more good things to come.

ASA and AI also came together, along with ASFMRA, IAAO, MBREA and NSREA, to co-sponsor a webinar series highlighting bias trends in the appraisal profession. I moderated: "Emerging Topics in Appraisal Bias”, which was the second webinar of a series of programs we will continue to do throughout the year. I would like to thank both sets of our panelist: from WITH Action, Douglas Potts, Rosalind Williams and Barbara Heise, and the panelist from the Philadelphia Appraisal Bias Task Force, Councilwomen Cherelle L. Parker and Ira Goldstein for speaking with us and helping support better diversity, equity, and inclusion in the appraisal industry. Click here to view recording.

Don’t forget to check out the pre-conference courses starting September 7th and pre-conference events starting September 9th.

I hope to see everyone in Tampa, FL or virtually for the 85th Annual International Conference!