CHICAGO (June 24, 2008) – The Appraisal Institute, the nation’s largest association of real estate appraisers, announced that Joseph C. Magdziarz, MAI, SRA, has been nominated to serve as Vice President of the organization in 2009. Magdziarz’s nomination by the Appraisal Institute’s Leadership and Development Nominating Committee was submitted to the Appraisal Institute’s Board of Directors at its June meeting in Austin, Texas.
In addition to serving as President of Appraisal Research, Inc., located in Rockford, Ill., Magdziarz has been an active member of the Appraisal Institute for 38 years. He has served on numerous Appraisal Institute committees, including the National Audit Committee for three years, of which he spent a year as Chair. Magdziarz also has been Chair of the Instructor and Faculty Committees, Chair of the Publications Committee, and presently is completing his fifth year as Chair of the Education Committee. Furthermore, Magdziarz also has served and held office in the Appraisal Institute at the local and regional levels.
With regard to the Appraisal Institute’s future, Magdziarz said, “We must continue to be the leader in providing education for the real estate valuation profession. We must continue to discover and redefine ourselves, and adapt to rapid changes in client services, the world economy and technology.” He added, “We must move quickly to foster and promote our presence as the world leader in valuation services.”
Magdziarz holds degrees in real estate and finance from Rock Valley College and Rockford College. He resides in Rockford, Ill., with his wife of 41 years, Sandra, his children, Joseph, Steven, Nicole (deceased) and Michelle, his six grandchildren and his bulldog, Bella.