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Leadership Development and Advisory Council (LDAC)

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Save the Date! LDAC 2024 will be held May 15-17 in Washington, DC. Stay tuned to the "Learn More and Apply" page in late 2023 for details regarding registration. 


The Leadership Development & Advisory Council (LDAC) is a group of dedicated appraisers who come together once a year in Washington, D.C., to formulate solutions to problems and challenges faced by the appraisal profession. 
LDAC strives to foster creative thought from talented individuals involved in the real estate appraisal profession while developing future leaders of the Appraisal Institute. LDAC also establishes an “appraiser-presence” in Congress and demonstrates that the Appraisal Institute is made up of professionals who recognize the importance of being actively involved in the political process.
LDAC has served as a source of leadership and as an inspiration for new programming ideas for the Appraisal Institute since 1969. Through a series of roundtable discussions, LDAC provides a forum where ideas and opinions on targeted topics of concern to the appraisal profession are exchanged. 

Why Attend?

Ask any LDAC alumni, and they will undeniably tell you that LDAC has been one of their most positive experiences with the Appraisal Institute! Here’s why:
  • LDAC is your spring board for future leadership within the Appraisal Institute.
  • You get to make a difference in the Appraisal Institute by helping to formulate solutions to obstacles and challenges faced by the appraisal industry.
  • You have an opportunity to make your voice heard by the Nation’s lawmakers.
  • Up to 45 Points of Appraisal Institute continuing education (CE) credit may be earned for participating in LDAC. Please refer to Regulation No. 10: Continuing Education for more details. (CE will be granted at the end of the conference, after full participation is documented.)
If you know of someone who has demonstrated outstanding ability in appraising or a related profession, who is a potential leader in your chapter, who is articulate and who could make a strong contribution to discussions on appraisal topics, please encourage that individual to consider LDAC participation.

2023 LDAC Leadership

Eric Schneider, MAI, SRA, AI-GRS, Chair
Kelly Yeatts, MAI, Vice Chair
Jorge Barreiro, SRA, AI-RRS, Discussion Leader
Hugh “Bo” Bass, Jr., MAI, Discussion Leader
Smedmore Montgomery Bernard, Jr., MAI, Discussion Leader
Molly Skipper Steele, Discussion Leader
Kelly Hyde, MAI, Alternate Discussion Leader
Lucas Rotter, Alternate Discussion Leader

For additional information about the Leadership Development & Advisory Council, contact Scott Brody.

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