Ken P. Wilson, MAI, SRA, to Become President of Appraisal Institute on Jan. 1
December 30, 2013 08:00 AM
CHICAGO (Dec. 30, 2013) – Ken P. Wilson, MAI, SRA, of Plano, Texas, will begin his one-year term as president of the Appraisal Institute on Jan. 1. The Appraisal Institute is the nation’s largest professional association of real estate appraisers with nearly 23,000 professionals in almost 60 countries.
The Appraisal Institute’s other elected officers for 2014 are President-Elect M. Lance Coyle, MAI, SRA, of Dallas; Vice President J. Scott Robinson, MAI, SRA, of Salisbury, N.C.; and Immediate Past President Richard L. (Rick) Borges II, MAI, SRA, of Greenwood, Ind. Also serving on the Appraisal Institute’s Executive Committee, as a non-voting member, is Chief Executive Officer Frederick H. Grubbe, CAE.
In the coming year, the Appraisal Institute’s officers and Board of Directors will continue its focus on the review designation program and the implementation of three major strategic initiatives.
“I’m honored and humbled to serve as president of the Appraisal Institute as the organization offers its first new designations in more than 20 years,” Wilson said. “I’m also very excited to work with our leaders and professionals around the world as AI implements its strategic initiatives that have the potential to fundamentally reshape the global valuation profession.”
Wilson was the organization’s president-elect in 2013 and its vice president in 2012; he will become immediate past president in 2015. He will serve in 2014 as chair of the Appraisal Institute’s Executive Committee and will chair its policy-making Board of Directors.
Wilson has been involved in the real estate valuation profession for 35 years. He 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 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.
Coyle has been involved in the real estate valuation profession for more than 25 years. He served as president of the North Texas Chapter of the Appraisal Institute in 2000 and was a member of the Region VIII Committee for multiple years. 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.
Robinson has been involved in the real estate valuation profession for more than 25 years. He 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.
Borges has been involved in the real estate valuation profession for more than 35 years. He has been a Designated 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 and the Crossroads Board of Realtors since 1997. He has been a member of the Appraisal Institute faculty since 1989, and is an AI-approved instructor for more than 30 education courses and seminars.
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The Appraisal Institute is a global professional association of real estate appraisers, with nearly 23,000 professionals in almost 60 countries throughout the world. Its mission is to advance professionalism and ethics, global standards, methodologies, and practices through the professional development of property economics worldwide. Organized in 1932, the Appraisal Institute advocates equal opportunity and nondiscrimination in the appraisal profession and conducts its activities in accordance with applicable federal, state and local laws. Individuals of the Appraisal Institute benefit from an array of professional education and advocacy programs, and may hold the prestigious MAI, SRPA and SRA designations. Learn more at www.appraisalinstitute.org.