Stephen S. Wagner, MAI, SRA, AI-GRS
Stephen S. Wagner, MAI, SRA, AI-GRS, of West Lafayette, Indiana, is the 2019 president of the Appraisal Institute. He will serve as immediate past president in 2020. He serves this year as chair of the organization’s Executive Committee and chairs its policy-setting Board of Directors.
Wagner has served on the Appraisal Institute Board of Directors and as chair of the Finance Committee and vice chair of the Professional Standards and Guidance Committee. He is a past chair of the Demonstration Report Writing Panel, has served on the Admissions Designations and Qualifications Committee and has been involved in the development of the General Review courses and two Capstone case studies. He also teaches general qualifying education and advanced-level courses and seminars for the Appraisal Institute. Additionally, he served as president, vice president, secretary and treasurer of the Hoosier State Chapter.
A graduate of Purdue University, he has been a chief appraiser for a regional bank and currently is a senior appraiser in the appraisal firm of Terzo & Bologna, Inc. in Indianapolis.
Jefferson L. Sherman, MAI, AI-GRS
Jefferson L. Sherman, MAI, AI-GRS, of Highland Heights, Ohio, is the 2019 president-elect of the Appraisal Institute. He will serve as president in 2020 and immediate past president in 2021. He also will serve on the organization’s Executive Committee and on its policy-setting Board of Directors. Sherman served as Appraisal Institute vice president in 2018.
Sherman has been a real estate professional for 44 years, including as a broker in Colorado and then in Michigan. His practice concentrates on the eminent domain field with emphasis on litigation review. His firm,Sherman-Andrzejczyk Group, Inc., is comprised of six people, including his son. During his years as a Realtor, he twice served as president of the Battle Creek (Michigan) Board of Realtors and was named Realtor of the Year in 1982.
Sherman has served nationally on the Board of Directors (2000-02), Finance Committee (chair in 2018 and vice chair in 2002), Nominating Committee (2002), Education Committee (2010-13), International Relations Committee (2016) and Strategic Planning Committee (2017). He has served nearly continuously on the Region V committee since 1993, including many years as its parliamentarian. He also has served in chapter roles, including twice as an Appraisal Institute chapter president in Ohio, and has worked on two successful chapter merger teams. Sherman is principal of Sherman-Andrzejczyk Group, Inc., in Willoughby Hills, Ohio.
He has taught courses for the Appraisal Institute since 1992 in 10 states and in Saudi Arabia. He also has served on two course development teams and was chief reviewer for the apartment appraisal course.
Rodman Schley, MAI, SRA
Rodman Schley, MAI, SRA, of Arvada, Colorado, is the 2019 vice president of the Appraisal Institute. Schley’s one-year term as vice president will be followed by one year each as president-elect in 2020, president in 2021 and as immediate past president in 2022. He also will serve on the Appraisal Institute’s Executive Committee and on its policy-setting Board of Directors.
Schley wrote the book “Finding Your Fortune in Repossessed Real Estate,” and is the creator and host of a national PBS/Create TV television show entitled “Urban Conversion,” which educates viewers about maintaining environmentally friendly, sustainable lifestyles in urban settings.
Schley has served nationally on the Appraisal Institute Board of Directors as Region II vice chair, and as a member of the Strategic Planning Committee and the Governance Structure Project Team. He previously served on the National Nominating Committee. He attended AI’s annual Leadership Development and Advisory Council conference as a participant (2013-15), and was selected as a discussion leader (2016), vice chair (2017) and chair (2018). He also has served in chapter roles, including as president of the Colorado Chapter. In 2002, he founded Denver-based Commercial Valuation Consultants, Inc., which was acquired by national appraisal firm BBG in 2016.
He received the Appraisal Institute Education Trust’s Y.T. and Louise Lee Lum Award, which is given in recognition for the distinguished contribution to the furtherance of the high ideals of the profession of real estate appraising and practices.
James L. Murrett, MAI, SRA
IMMEDIATE PAST PRESIDENT
James L. Murrett, MAI, SRA, of Hamburg, New York, is the 2019 immediate past president of the Appraisal Institute. He served as Appraisal Institute president in 2018, president-elect in 2017 and vice president in 2016.
Murrett has served on the Appraisal Institute’s national Board of Directors and Strategic Planning Committee and as chair of the Finance Committee, in addition to chapter roles, including as president of the Upstate New York Chapter. He also has been treasurer and a member of the Board of Directors of the International Center for Valuation Certification, an affiliate of the Appraisal Institute.
He received the 2014 Appraisal Institute Edward W. Adams, SRA, Outstanding Board Service Award and the 2008 President’s Award, which is presented by the Upstate New York Chapter of the Appraisal Institute for ongoing commitment, dedication and service to the chapter and the profession.
Murrett received a bachelor’s degree in business management from Walsh University, in Canton, Ohio.
Since 2009, he has been in management roles with Colliers International Valuation & Advisory Services, based in Hamburg, New York, currently as the executive managing director, compliance & quality assurance,where he is responsible for the general oversight of appraisal quality for Colliers.
Jim Amorin, MAI, SRA, AI-GRS
Chief Executive Officer
Jim Amorin, MAI, SRA, AI-GRS, of Austin, Texas, is the Chief Executive Officer of the Appraisal Institute. He also serves on the organization’s Executive Committee and on its policy-setting Board of Directors.
Amorin has served on the Appraisal Institute’s Executive Committee, National Nominating Committee, Finance Committee, Audit Committee, Strategic Planning Committee, General Appraiser Council Admissions Committee, Qualifying Education Committee and the AI Relief Foundation Board of Directors, in addition to region and chapter roles. He was the 2017 and 2009 Appraisal Institute president, and also has served twice as national president-elect, vice president and immediate past president.
He received the Appraisal Institute 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 Education Trust’s Y.T and Louise Lee Lum Award.
Amorin is a graduate of the University of Texas at Austin with degrees in finance and real estate & urban land development.