Ken P. Wilson, MAI, SRA
Ken P. Wilson, MAI, SRA, of Plano, Texas, is the 2014 president of the Appraisal Institute. He was the organization’s president-elect in 2013, as well as the vice president in 2012. He will serve as immediate past president in 2015. He serves this year as chair of the Appraisal Institute’s Executive Committee and chairs its policy-making 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 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 include: treasurer (1998), finance chair (1998), secretary (1999), vice president (2000) and president (2001). His national positions include 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) and as trustee of the Appraisal Institute Education Trust (2011-13).
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 nearly 30 years; he and his wife of 27 years have one daughter.
M. Lance Coyle, MAI, SRA
M. Lance Coyle, MAI, SRA, of Dallas, is the 2014 president-elect of the Appraisal Institute. He will serve as president in 2015 and immediate past president in 2016. He also will serve on the organization’s Executive Committee and on the Board of Directors during that time.
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 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. He teaches AI qualifying and advanced education courses, and is certified by the Appraiser Qualifications Board of The Appraisal Foundation to teach the Uniform Standards of Professional Appraisal Practice.
Coyle has been involved in the real estate appraisal profession for more than 25 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.
J. Scott Robinson, MAI, SRA, AI-GRS
J. Scott Robinson is the 2014 vice president of the Appraisal Institute. He will serve as the organization’s president-elect in 2015, president in 2016 and immediate past president in 2017. His four-year term on the Executive Committee and on the Board of Directors began in 2014.
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. The firm is a general and residential practice encompassing all types of real property solutions for various client types.
Robinson has been actively involved with the Appraisal Institute since joining as a candidate for SRA in 1987. He has served in all offices for the North Carolina Chapter and has been active at the regional and national levels since 1991. 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. He received the AI President’s Award in 2008 and was named an AI Volunteer of Distinction in 2010.
Robinson received a B.A. degree from Wake Forest University in 1981. He received the SRA designation in 1991 and the MAI designation in 1997. He became a licensed real estate broker in North Carolina in 1989 and has been qualified as an expert witness in numerous courts and jurisdictions.
Richard L. Borges II, MAI, SRA, AI-RRS
IMMEDIATE PAST PRESIDENT
Richard L. (Rick) Borges II, MAI, SRA, AI-RRS, is the 2014 immediate past president of the Appraisal Institute. He was the organization’s president in 2013, its president-elect in 2012 and its vice president in 2011. He also will serve on the organization’s Executive Committee and its policy-setting Board of Directors. He also serves as chair of the Appraisal Institute’s Body of Knowledge Project Team.
Borges has been a member of the Appraisal Institute since 1978, a member of the National and Indiana Associations of Realtors and the Jackson County Board of Realtors since 1974, the Crossroads Board of Realtors since 1997 and the International Association of Assessing Officers since 2014. He also serves on the Board of Directors of the International Center for Valuation Certification and on the Appraisal Subcommittee Advisory Committee for Development of Regulations.
Borges received the President’s Award from the Appraisal Institute in 2009, the Richard E. Nichols, MAI, SRA, Lifetime Achievement Award from the Hoosier State Chapter in 2008, the Edward L. White Achievement Award from the Hoosier State Chapter in 2000, the Dick Snyder Service Award from the Indiana Association of Realtors in 1984 and the Realtor of the Year Award from the Jackson County Board of Realtors in 1982.
He is an Indiana certified general appraiser, an Indiana real estate broker, an Indiana-certified Level III assessor-appraiser, an Appraiser Qualifications Board-certified Uniform Standards of Professional Appraisal Practice instructor and an Indiana certified tax representative.
Borges and his wife, B. LaVonne Borges, SRA, formed Rick Borges Real Estate Services, Inc., a full-service real estate firm serving central and southern Indiana with counseling, brokerage, development and appraisal services in 1977.
Borges served three years as a member of the Appraisal Standards Board of The Appraisal Foundation. In addition, Borges has been a contributor and developer for several appraisal-related textbooks and seminars, including “Appraising Residential Properties,” fourth edition, published by the Appraisal Institute in 2007. He also developed the online education course, “General Demonstration Appraisal Report Writing Seminar.”
Borges has been a member of the Appraisal Institute faculty since 1989. He is currently an AI-approved instructor for more than 30 education courses or seminars, and teaches across the nation on a regular basis. In addition, he was an adjunct faculty member at Ivy Tech State College from 1994 to 1997.
Borges is a graduate of Indiana University with a bachelor’s degree in general studies and a graduate of Vincennes University, where he earned a highway technology certificate while employed by the Indiana Department of Transportation before entering the real estate field. He and his wife are the parents of daughters Shane Apolskis, Rikki Houghton and Elaine Reed and twin granddaughters Haley and Hunter Reed.
Frederick H. Grubbe, MBA, CAE
CHIEF EXECUTIVE OFFICER (non-voting)
Frederick H. Grubbe, CAE, has served as chief executive officer of the Appraisal Institute since June 1, 2007. He has more than 25 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 Graduate School of Business and holds an undergraduate degree in journalism from Northern Illinois University.
He currently serves as chair on the Board of Directors of the Association Forum of Chicagoland and 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.