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M. Lance Coyle, MAI, SRA
PRESIDENT

M. Lance Coyle, MAI, SRA, of Dallas, is the 2015 president of the Appraisal Institute. He will serve as immediate past president in 2016. He serves this year as chair of the organization’s Executive Committee and chairs its policy-setting Board of Directors.

Coyle served as president of the North Texas Chapter of the Appraisal Institute (2000) and was a member of the Region VIII Committee for multiple years. He was a member of the national Board of Directors (2003-05) and served as chair of Region VIII (2005). Coyle served as chair of the Appraisal Institute’s Education Committee (2009-10) and until his election as vice president was chair of AI’s Strategic Planning Committee. He also chaired the organization’s Finance Committee in 2013.

He was a reviewer of two Appraisal Institute books – “Market Analysis for Real Estate” and “Real Estate Damages” — and was part of the development team for the Advanced Concepts course. He received the Appraisal Institute’s regional “Volunteer of Distinction” monthly honor in 2010.

Coyle has been involved in the real estate appraisal profession for 30 years. He is principal of Coyle Realty Advisors, a Dallas-based real estate services firm engaged in fee-based investment property valuation, analysis, research, expert witness testimony and counseling. He currently concentrates on providing support in real estate litigation cases, and has been a guest lecturer and author for several eminent domain conferences.

Coyle graduated from Texas Christian University in Fort Worth.

 

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J. Scott Robinson, MAI, SRA, AI-GRS
PRESIDENT-ELECT

J. Scott Robinson, MAI, SRA, AI-GRS, of Salisbury, N.C., is the 2015 president-elect of the Appraisal Institute. He will serve as president in 2016 and immediate past president in 2017. He also will serve on the organization’s Executive Committee and on its policy-setting Board of Directors.

He has served in all offices for the North Carolina Chapter and has been active at the regional and national levels since 1991, including serving as national vice president in 2014 and chair of the national Finance Committee. In 2007 he completed a four-year term on the national Board of Directors and was chair of Region V. Robinson has been chair of Residential Experience, chair of Residential Admissions and chair of the Admissions and Designations Qualifications Committee.  He is a senior national screener for residential and general experience domestically and abroad, and has been trained and approved as a facilitator for the Capstone program. Robinson has been actively involved with the Appraisal Institute since joining as a candidate for the SRA designation in 1987.

Robinson has been active in real property appraisal and consulting since 1987, when he joined Robinson Associates, a Salisbury, N.C., firm his father started in the mid-1960s. Scott and his wife, Kim, of 26 years reside in Salisbury.  He has two children; a daughter, Molly, who is a graduate student at East Carolina University and son, Miles, who is a high school junior.

 

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Jim Amorin, MAI, SRA, AI-GRS
VICE PRESIDENT

Jim Amorin, MAI, SRA, AI-GRS, of Austin, Texas, is the 2015 vice president of the Appraisal Institute. He will serve as president-elect in 2016, president in 2017 and immediate past president in 2018. He also will serve on the organization’s Executive Committee and on its policy-setting Board of Directors.

He served on the AI Executive Committee, National Nominating Committee, Finance Committee, Audit Committee, AI Relief Foundation Board of Directors, General Appraiser Council Admissions Committee and Qualifying Education Committee and as chair of the Strategic Planning Committee in addition to region and chapter roles. He was the 2009 Appraisal Institute president and also has served as national president-elect, vice president and immediate past president.

He received the Appraisal Institute’s Bert Thorton 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’s Y.T and Louise Lee Lum Award.

A 1988 graduate of the University of Texas at Austin with degrees in finance and real estate & urban land development, he received an MAI designation in 1992, an SRA designation in 2003 and an AI-GRS designation in 2014. He also has received a SR/WA designation from the International Right of Way Association.

 

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Ken P. Wilson, MAI, SRA
IMMEDIATE PAST PRESIDENT

Ken P. Wilson, MAI, SRA, of Plano, Texas, is the 2015 immediate past president of the Appraisal Institute. He was the organization’s president in 2014. He serves this year on the organization’s Executive Committee and its policy-setting Board of Directors.

Wilson has been involved in the real estate appraisal profession for more than 35 years. Following a 12-year career with two national appraisal firms, he started his own valuation and consultation firm, Wilson Realty Advisors, based in Dallas.

Wilson joined a predecessor organization of the Appraisal Institute in the early 1980s. He served as president of the North Texas Chapter of the Appraisal Institute in 2001 and began a three-year term as chair of the North Texas Chapter’s Education Committee in 1995, and at the same time was elected to the chapter Board of Directors; he also served multiple years as a regional representative.

His chapter positions included: treasurer (1998), finance chair (1998), secretary (1999), vice president (2000) and president (2001). His national positions included roles as a member of the Client Services Committee (1998-2000), General Appraiser Council Admissions Committee (2001-03), national Board of Directors (2007-2010), Strategic Planning Committee (2008-09) and National Association of Realtors Project Team (2009). He also has served as Audit Committee chair (2009-10), Candidate Member Proposal Project Team chair (2010-11), as trustee of the Appraisal Institute Education Trust (2011-13) and as a director of the Appraisal Institute Relief Foundation (2012-13).

Wilson graduated from DePaul University with a Bachelor of Science degree, College of Commerce, with a concentration in real estate and finance. He has lived in the Dallas area for 30 years; he and his wife of nearly 29 years have one daughter, who resides in San Diego.

 

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CHIEF EXECUTIVE OFFICER (non-voting)

Frederick H. Grubbe, MBA, CAE, has served as chief executive officer of the Appraisal Institute since June 1, 2007. He has nearly 30 years of experience in nonprofit and government-related organizations.

From 2001-2006, he served as president and chief executive officer of the National Fraternal Congress of America (now the American Fraternal Alliance), an association for fraternal benefit societies, where he was responsible for overseeing business and membership operations. Previously, Grubbe served as chief operating officer for the Education Resource Group, an international management training company that trains agency managers in the life insurance and financial services industries. He also was CEO of the THINK FIRST Foundation, an international organization dedicated to preventing and creating awareness about brain and spinal cord injuries.

From 1993-1996, Grubbe served as director of strategic planning and special programs for the Million Dollar Round Table. And from 1989-1993, he served in the administration of President George H. W. Bush, with presidential appointments as deputy director of the U.S. Office of Consumer Affairs and deputy administrator of the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, both of which followed two years as the U. S. Department of Transportation’s White House Liaison and special assistant to the Secretary of Transportation in Washington, DC.

Grubbe received an MBA from the Loyola University Chicago Quinlan School of Business and holds an undergraduate degree in journalism from Northern Illinois University.

He is immediate past chair of the Board of Directors of the Association Forum of Chicagoland and he is a member of the American Society of Association Executives.

In his spare time, he is a professional jazz musician and has performed with jazz greats Louis Bellson and Dizzy Gillespie, among others.

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