Rodman Schley, MAI, SRA
Rodman Schley, MAI, SRA, of Arvada, Colorado, is the 2021 president of the Appraisal Institute. He will serve immediate past president in 2022. He also will serve on the organization’s Executive Committee and on its policy-setting Board of Directors. Schley served as Appraisal Institute vice president in 2019. He also chaired the Finance Committee in 2019 and will chair the National Nominating Committee in 2022.
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, and he has been a member of the Strategic Planning Committee, the Governance Structure Project Team and 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. Schley is also Senior Managing Director at BBG.
He received the Appraisal Institute Education Trust’s Y.T. and Louise Lee Lum Award, which is given in recognition of distinguished contribution to the furtherance of the high ideals of the profession of real estate appraising and practices.
Pledger M. (Jody) Bishop, III, MAI, SRA, AI-GRS
Pledger M. (Jody) Bishop III, MAI, SRA, AI-GRS, of Mt. Pleasant, South Carolina, is the 2021 president-elect of the Appraisal Institute. Bishop’s one-year term as president-elect will be followed by one year each as president in 2022 and immediate past president in 2023. He also will serve on the Appraisal Institute’s Executive Committee and on its policy-setting Board of Directors. He also served as chair of the Finance Committee in 2020 and will be chair of the National Nominating Committee in 2023.
Bishop is currently senior managing director of Valbridge Property Advisors in Charleston. He previously was a partner with Atlantic Appraisals, LLC, an associate appraiser with Appraisal Consultants and a senior staff appraiser with the Charleston County Assessor’s Office.
Bishop currently serves as a non-voting member of the Appraisal Institute Board of Directors due to his position on the Audit Committee. He has chaired the General Demonstration of Knowledge Grading Panel and has served on the Admissions and Designations Qualifications Committee. He has served as president of the South Carolina Chapter. He also is an Appraisal Institute associate instructor, has been a seminar and webinar author, and has served as discussion leader at the Appraisal Institute’s annual Leadership Development and Advisory Council conference.
He was named the 2018 recipient of the Edward W. Adams, SRA, Outstanding Board Service Award, was presented a 2017 President’s Award and received a 2017 Volunteer of Distinction recognition.
Craig Steinley, MAI, SRA, AI-GRS, AI-RRS
Craig Steinley, MAI, SRA, AI-GRS, AI-RRS, of Rapid City, South Dakota, is the 2021 vice president of the Appraisal Institute. Steinley’s one-year term as vice president will be followed by one year each as president-elect, president and immediate past president. He will serve on AI’s Executive Committee and the policy-making Board of Directors all four years. He also will chair the Finance Committee in 2021 and the National Nominating Committee in 2024.
Steinley’s previous national service includes six years on the Appraisal Institute Board of Directors as a representative from Region II, both as its vice chair and chair. He served on the Audit Committee, including as chair and vice chair; on the Strategic Planning Committee; on the Professional Liability Insurance Program Committee; as Region II third director; on the Governance Structure Project Team; and on the Professional Standards and Guidance Committee. He also has served as president of the Wyoming and Western South Dakota Chapter in 2012 and 2013. He participated three years in the Leadership Development and Advisory Council conference and received a 2015 Volunteer of Distinction recognition. Craig is an education developer and instructor for the Appraisal Institute and is also an AQB-Certified USPAP Instructor.
Steinley is the principal of Steinley Real Estate Appraisals and Consulting in Rapid City, South Dakota. He has also been active in the appraiser regulatory arena since the mid-1990s, including service as the 2018 president of the Association of Appraiser Regulatory Officials. He is a graduate of the South Dakota School of Mines and Technology with bachelor’s degrees in both Mathematics and Computer Science, and a minor in Electrical Engineering. He also received a master’s degree in Mathematics and worked as an assistant professor of Mathematics and Computer Science at SDSM&T for five years, where he instructed engineers and scientists of all ages.
Jefferson L. Sherman, MAI, AI-GRS
IMMEDIATE PAST PRESIDENT
Jefferson L. Sherman, MAI, AI-GRS, of Highland Heights, Ohio, is the 2021 immediate past president of the Appraisal Institute. He also will continue to serve in 2021 on the Appraisal Institute’s Executive Committee and on its policy-setting Board of Directors, in addition to serving as National Nominating Committee chair. He served as the organization’s vice president in 2018 and as president-elect in 2019.
Sherman has served nationally on the Board of Directors, Finance Committee, Nominating Committee, Education Committee, International Relations Committee 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 Valuation & Review, LLC, 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.
Sherman has been a real estate professional for 45 years, including as a broker in Colorado and then in Michigan. His practice concentrates on the eminent domain field with emphasis on litigation review. He opened his original appraisal business, Johnson and Sherman, Inc., in Willoughby, Ohio, in 1990. The firm changed to Sherman-Andrzejczyk Group, Inc. in 2000 transitioning to Sherman Valuation & Review in 2019. 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.
Jim Amorin, CAE, MAI, SRA, AI-GRS
Chief Executive Officer
Jim Amorin, MAI, SRA, AI-GRS, of Austin, Texas, has been chief executive officer of the Appraisal Institute since August 2018, having served as acting CEO from August 2017 through August 2018. He serves on the organization’s Executive Committee and on its policy-setting Board of Directors as a non-voting member.
He was the 2009 and 2017 Appraisal Institute president, and has served twice each as the organization’s president-elect, vice president and immediate past president. He also has chaired or 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 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. Before becoming Appraisal Institute CEO, he was vice president at Atrium Real Estate Services in Austin.