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2020 Annual Conference – Breakout Session Speaker Bios

Sandra Adomatis, SRA, Adomatis Appraisal Service, CEO
Sandra K Adomatis, SRA, LEED Green Associate, NAR GREEN, is a national speaker on valuing high performance features. Her background as an active real estate appraiser, REALTOR, instructor, and course developer brings insightful dialogue to share with builders, retrofit contractors, lenders, and real estate professionals. You might even say she wrote the book because she did author, “Residential Green Valuation Tools.” Her passion for high-performance structures is powered by her desire to see people living in healthier buildings that cost them less.
Dane Anderson, MAI, CCIM, RERC, a SitusAMC Company, Director
Dane Anderson serves Situs RERC is a director and leads the appraisal and consulting services practice. With more than 15 years of valuation and consulting experience, he is proficient across a wide range of services, including appraisal, appraisal review, independent fiduciary, portfolio analysis, and research. Dane has a bachelor’s degree in accounting, master of science in business analytics, and MBA, all from the University of Iowa.
Richard Borges, MAI, SRA, AI-GRS, AI-RRS, Cross-Continent Real Estate Mediation and Arbitration, Principal
Richard L. (Rick) Borges II, MAI, SRA, AI-GRS, AI-RRS, is the principal of Cross-Continent Real Estate Mediation & Arbitration, with a focus on alternative dispute resolution for valuation-related disagreements. Rick is also active in Rick Borges Real Estate Services, Inc., a full-service firm co-founded with his wife, LaVonne Borges, SRA, in 1977, which does business as Borges & Borges Real Estate Advisors.
A graduate of Indiana University, life-long Hoosier, and seasonal resident of Treasure Island, Florida, Rick has been involved with AI since 1978, serving on numerous committees and project teams in addition to two terms on the AI Board of Directors and as AI president in 2013. An AI instructor since 1989, he has facilitated courses, seminars, or topic presentations in 48 of the 50 states, DC, Puerto Rico, and seven foreign countries. Rick has been a distance educator for 10 years, and holds the CDEI designation of the International Distance Education Certification Center. He has also contributed to numerous textbooks, essays, and other publications including citation in Valuation magazine’s second quarter 2019 article, “Is Opportunity Knocking?”
The Appraisal Institute of Canada recognized his contributions to the valuation profession in 2014, making Rick the only non-Canadian to be awarded an honorary AACI designation. He is a REALTOR Emeritus of the National Association of Realtors, GRI of the Indiana Association of Realtors, CRE of the Counselors of Real Estate, former member of the Appraisal Standards Board of The Appraisal Foundation, and an AQB-Certified USPAP instructor.
Walter Carney, MAI, Valbridge Property Advisors, Senior Managing Director
Mr. Carney has nearly 40 years of appraisal experience in a wide range of property types and assignments. This includes 35 years in the specialized fields of eminent domain, dispute resolution, and special purpose properties, and in takings involving municipal utilities systems – water, sewer, power, among others. Mr. Carney’s practice is focused in California. His eminent domain and litigation assignments balance between government agencies and private property owners.
Mr. Carney has been a featured presenter on numerous panels and topics, including eminent domain, litigation, and special purpose properties for the Appraisal Institute, American Bar Association, CLE International, the American Law Institute, the International Right of Way Association, and Lorman Education Services. He has served the Northern California Chapter of the Appraisal Institute in chapter assignments, and he served as Chapter President and International Board Member of IRWA. Mr. Carney is a Senior Managing Director of Valbridge Property Advisors.
Alfred Chai, US Army Corps of Engineers, Chief Appraiser
Alfred Chai is the Chief Appraiser for the US Army Corps of Engineers headquartered in Washington DC responsible for directing the Agency’s Real Estate Appraisal Program. Prior to that, he was the Chief Appraiser for the South Atlantic Division of the Corps of Engineers, and Branch Chief in the Seattle District. Over the years, in addition to issuing programmatic guidance and setting policy, Mr. Chai had the opportunity to manage and oversee a wide assortment of complex real estate appraisal assignments for both the Military as well as Civil Works missions; including property appraisals in the Middle East, Japan, Europe, barrier islands in the Mississippi gulf coast, Army installations, and the high profile Walter Reed Medical Center in Washington DC, among others. 
Before joining the Corps, Mr. Chai was the Chief Appraiser for the Washington State Department of Natural Resources, where he learned the nuances of valuing rural, timber, aquatic lands, agricultural, and resource properties. Prior to that, Mr. Chai was a private sector commercial/industrial fee appraiser. 
Mr. Chai’s education consists of a J.D. from Seattle University School of Law, and a Masters in Urban Planning from Texas A&M University. He is a member of the Washington State Bar, and a WA state certified real estate appraiser. He has taught appraisal courses at two community colleges in Washington State. During his spare time, Mr. Chai enjoys golf, travel, and photography.
Mackenzie Clouse, RERC, a SitusAMC Company, Vice President
Mackenzie Clouse serves as vice president for valuation management and independent fiduciary services at RERC. Ms. Clouse is responsible for managing the daily valuation reporting process for daily valued funds, particularly those with a fund of funds structure. Ms. Clouse has a bachelor of arts in statistics & actuarial science and a bachelor of arts in finance from the University of Northern Iowa.
Dale Cooper MAI, SRA, AI-GRS, AI-RRS, The Foothills Bank, VP/Chief Appraiser
Dale is the chief Appraiser at Foothills Bank, a Glacier Bank, overseeing the appraisal department for engagement, technical review, and internal asset valuation of the Arizona market. He the 2016 and 2017 president of the Phoenix Appraisal Chapter of the Appraisal Institute and the 2018, 2019, and 2020 past president. He is also a pre-licensing instructor for appraisal and an AQB Certified USPAP Instructor at a local business school. He is also the lobbyist for the AI on statelegislation protecting appraisers. Dale was a 2018 and 2019 Member of RAPT, Residential Appraisal Project Team, and a 2019 and 2020 Review Forms Project Team Member. Dale has held local residential roundtables and is the co-author of the Roundtable Memo to chapter leadership. 
Peter F. Daniel, Lathrop GPM LLP, Partner
Mr. Daniel has represented clients in personal injury, mass tort/toxic tort cases in multiple states that include allegations of property damage.  He is admitted in Missouri and Kansas, Unite States District Courts in Missouri and Kansas, The United States Court of Appeals for the Eighth and Tenth Circuits, the United States Supreme Court and has been admitted pro hac vice in numerous states. Lathrop GMP LLP has offices in California, Colorado, Illinois, Kansas, Massachusetts, Minnesota,  Missouri, North Dakota, Texas and the District of Columbia.  
Charles Dannis, MAI, SRA, National Valuation Consultants, Inc., Senior Managing Director
Chuck has been a real estate appraiser and consultant since 1972. He co-founded the Dallas based firm Crosson Dannis, Inc. in 1976. For over 35 years, the firm provided real estate appraisal and consultation services throughout the U.S. for many of the nation’s largest real estate lenders and owners. He is the current chairman of the National Council of Real Estate Investment Fiduciaries (NCREIF).
Ben Davidson, MAI, SRA, AI-GRS, AI-RRS, Blake and Associates, LLC, Commercial and Residential Appraiser
Designated member serving as the president of the Colorado Chapter for 2019. Past teacher of AI classes. Discussion leader for LDAC. Bachelor of Science degree from Eastern Kentucky University.
Scott DiBiasio, Appraisal Institute, Manager of State and Industry Affairs 
Robert Elliott, Jr., MAI, Elliott Valuation & Consulting Services, President
My practice specializes in eminent domain acquisitions for both condemning authorities and property owners. My experience and expertise has ranged from fee simple acquisitions, easement (above and below), significant slope/grade changes, in depth studies concerning loss of parking and assessments of complex appraisals concerning damages. In addition to my work in this field, finance and litigation appraisals are also a primary focus of my firm.
Lamar H. Ellis, III, MAI, SRA, UAS Certified Remote Pilot, Drone Education Services, President
Lamar Ellis, MAI, SRA, Certified FAA Remote Pilot is the president of Drone Education Services, LLC. He currently serves as Treasurer for the Atlanta Chapter of the Association of Unmanned Aerial Systems International. Lamar has over 30 years of real estate valuation experience and is an approved instructor with the Appraisal Institute and the State of Georgia's Real Estate Commission. He began his appraisal career at DeKalb Federal Savings and Loan. One of his responsibilities was as a construction draw inspector. He was responsible for inspecting all of the banks new construction properties to issue draws to the builders. He also has worked with the FDIC as an independent contractor assessing residential properties in various stages of construction. 
In 2019, Lamar filmed and documented the demolition of an existing home to the construction of a new custom designed residential home in downtown Atlanta. He has incorporated his findings and experience into “Understanding the Construction Draw Sheet”. 
This is an opportunity to gain some valuable experience in filling out a construction draw sheet.
Jeffrey Fisher, Ph.D., CRE, National Council of Real Estate Investment Fiduciaries, Consultant, Professor Emeritus, Indiana University
Jeffrey D. Fisher, Ph.D. is a Research and Education Consultant to the National Council of Real Estate Investment Fiduciaries (NCREIF) and President of the Homer Hoyt Institute. He is a Professor Emeritus of Real Estate at the Indiana University Kelley School of Business. Dr. Fisher was a founding trustee of The Appraisal Foundation and served as President of the American Real Estate and Urban Economics Association (AREUEA) in 1990 and the 1986-87 Chairman of the Real Estate Center Directors and Chairholders’ Association. He has worked with many professional organizations to develop and teach courses and seminars including NCREIF, PREA, the Appraisal Institute, the CCIM Institute and others. Professor Fisher has a doctorate in Real Estate from Ohio State University. He is a coauthor of Real Estate Finance and Investments, 16th edition, published by McGraw-Hill, and coauthor of Income Property Valuation published by Dearborn. He has also published numerous articles in journals including the Appraisal Journal.
Bill Garber, Appraisal Institute, Director of Government and External Relations
Suzy Gardner, Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation
Suzy Gardner has been with the FDIC for over 28 years.  Since 2006, Ms. Gardner has covered a wide variety of interagency policy issues such as interagency guidance on nontraditional mortgage loans in 2006, subprime mortgage lending and loan modifications and servicing in 2007; revaluing real estate in 2008 and prudent CRE loan workouts in 2009; appraisals and evaluations, small business lending, and correspondent concentration risks in 2010; credit risk retention in 2011; Higher-Priced Mortgage Loans in 2012; Troubled Debt Restructurings and Qualified and Non-Qualified Mortgage Loans in 2013, and appraisal management companies in 2014. 
Ms. Gardner is a certified fraud examiner and served as the FDIC representative on the Appraisal Subcommittee for five years.  Ms. Gardner has received several awards, including the FDIC Chairman’s Excellence Award in 2007 and 2013.  Ms. Gardner graduated with honor from the University of Nebraska and the Graduate School of Banking.  
Adam Gilbert, Associate Member, AI and Member, CRE, Nixon Peabody LLP, Partner
Attorney at law, specializing in the arbitration and litigation of contested real estate valuation disputes. Graduate of Georgetown Law, 1978
Lesli Gooch, Ph.D., The Manufactured Housing Institute, Executive Vice President and CEO-Elect
As Executive Vice President of Advocacy and Communications for MHI, Dr. Gooch leads MHI’s advocacy and communications team and the work they do in Washington is crucial for the success of the manufactured housing industry. In the five years she has served at MHI, Dr. Gooch has assembled a strong bipartisan team that under her leadership has secured a number of key legislative and regulatory accomplishments. Dr. Gooch joined MHI after serving across a variety of vantage points in Washington – including as a congressional staff member, congressional candidate, lobbyist, and political scientist focused on Congress. Well-respected on both sides of the aisle, Dr. Gooch is known for her ability to successfully execute policy and political goals. She currently serves on the Freddie Mac Affordable Housing Advisory Council. She was named in M Report’s “Wonder Women of Housing” as one of the top females impacting the housing industry. Dr. Gooch has a Ph.D. in Political Science from the University of Oklahoma.
Clayton Haehl, MAI, SRA, AR-RRS, All Appraisal Services, Commercial Appraiser
Designated member serving as the president of the Tennessee Chapter for 2019. Bachelor of Mechanical Engineering from Kettering University. Master of Business Administration from Ball State University.
Brett Hall, MAI, SRA, Hennepin County Assessors Office, Principal Commercial Appraiser
Brett Hall is the third generation of real property appraisers in his family and has been practicing for 26 years.  In addition to the MAI and SRA designations, Brett is AQB Certified USPAP instructor, an approved instructor with the Appraisal Institute and holds a Bachelor of Science Degree in Real Estate.  After being an independent fee appraiser for 23 years, Brett joined the public sector and is currently a Principal Commercial Appraiser with the Hennepin County Assessor’s office and specializes in tax litigation assignments.
R. Scott Hartman, SRA, Wm. A. Bigham, Inc, VP - Chief Appraiser
Scott Hartman is a General Certified Appraiser specializing in the production of residential and commercial appraisals exceeding the requirements of the Uniform Standards of Professional Practice. Scott’s practice areas include residential appraisals for national and state charted banks, as well as the secondary market. Scott also has an extensive litigation practice limited to single family and multifamily properties, farms and vacant land. Scott recently served as a Subject Matter Expert for Freddie Mac for the areas of Single Family Valuation, Manufactured Housing, and Rural Residential Appraisal. Scott is the author or co-author of two AQB approved appraisal courses developed in partnership with Freddie Mac and the Appraisal Institute in 2019.
Carmen D. Holly, The Federal Reserve Board
Carmen Holly is a supervisory financial analyst at the Federal Reserve Board where she serves as a subject matter expert and policy analyst specializing in all topics related to commercial credit, real estate financing and real estate appraisals. She currently leads the Federal Reserve Policy team for Dodd Frank appraisal rulemaking. She was also the Federal Reserve lead for recent interagency guidance on leveraged lending.
Prior to joining the Federal Reserve Board, Carmen enjoyed a 22-year career in commercial banking as a commercial lender, portfolio management team leader and loan review specialist. 
She holds a bachelor’s degree in economics from The Pennsylvania State University and is a graduate of the Stonier Graduate School of Banking. She also maintains a commercial Credit Risk Certification (CRC) as designated by The Risk Management Association. 
Trevor Chance Hubbard, MSRE, MAI, SRA, AI-GRS, Naval Facilities Engineering Command Southwest, Senior Staff Appraiser
Mr. Hubbard is a Senior Staff Appraiser at the Department of Defense, and coordinates the appraisal requirements for the US Navy and Marine Corps throughout the southwestern region of the country. He works on special-use projects, such as military R&D facilities, bombing ranges, base repositioning, utility corridors, and environmental protection. Mr. Hubbard is an Adjunct Professor at the University of San Diego (USD), where he teaches both graduate and undergraduate valuation courses. He is also an approved AI instructor. Mr. Hubbard serves as Vice Chair for Region VII on the national Board of Directors for AI. Previously, he served as Chair of LDAC, and President of the San Diego Chapter. When Mr. Hubbard worked in the private sector, he performed appraisals involved in eminent domain actions, title defect cases, arbitrations, mediations, easement acquisitions / dispositions, diminution in value matters, hazardous contamination, IRS matters, estate matters, and ground leases. Mr. Hubbard earned his Master of Science in Real Estate from USD, and attended Southern Methodist University where he graduated in three years with a Bachelor of Business Administration.
Nicholas Hufford, MAI, CAE, US General Services Administration, Chief Appraiser
Nicholas Hufford, MAI, CAE has been GSA's Chief Appraiser for over 10 years. He oversees GSA's valuation programs in 11 Regions and Central Office, as well as GSA's Center for Site Acquisition and Relocation, and its National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA) functions. As the Government's landlord, GSA has an owned portfolio of approximately 1,500 assets. GSA's Public Buildings Service is a premier real estate organization, managing 350,000,000 square feet of space in its buildings. Valuation programs appraise assets for portfolio management purposes, establish the rent paid by Federal tenants in Federal buildings nationwide, and provide valuation and market expertise affecting asset utilization decisions, acquisition and disposition of assets, and address the valuation requirements of an exceptionally diverse portfolio. Mr. Hufford has a diverse appraisal background, encompassing numerous property types and varied markets, eminent domain, real estate assessments, and commercial and residential fee work.
Siska Hutapea, MAI, AI-GRS, SRA, Cornerstone Valuation Guam, Founder, Chief Appraiser
Founder and President of Cornerstone Valuation Guam, she has engaged in real estate valuation for over 20 years. She holds a BSc. in Structural Engineering and Master Degree in Real Estate from University of New South Wales in Sydney, Australia. We Value is the company motto that not only reflects the service provided, but also the way of interactions to staff, clients, vendors, and the public. The company prides itself in providing strong knowledge and experience as well as an unbiased and objective approach to real property appraisal and analysis. Global knowledge and local expert is her concept on making her company a go-to place in Micronesia.
William James, MAI, CCIM, James Real Estate Services, Inc., President
Bill James, MAI, CCIM, is President of James Real Estate Services, a commercial and residential real estate appraisal and consulting firm based in the Denver. JRES provides real estate decision support to lenders, attorneys, governments and property owners throughout the State of Colorado and occasionally in other states with emphasis in affordable housing, transportation-oriented development and a wide variety of unusual property types.
Bill is a former member of the Colorado Board of Real Estate Appraisers.  He has been accepted as an expert witness in several jurisdictions. Bill has taught appraisal courses at the University of Denver, University of Colorado, the Denver Metropolitan Commercial Association of Realtors, and the Colorado Association of Realtors. In the Appraisal Institute, Bill has been Chair of the General Appraiser Council and the Admissions Appeals Board, and a member of the Board of Directors, the Regional Ethics and Counseling Panel, and the Appraisal Standards Council.   He was publicly elected to the Board of Directors of the Denver area Regional Transportation District in 2008-2016.  Bill was elected to the Board of Directors of Housing Colorado the primary professional association of affordable housing practitioners in 2012-2017.
Jamie Johnson, Energy Sense Finance, Founder & Data Scientist
Jamie Johnson has dedicated the past 11 years to enabling a sensible approach to finance at the lowest cost of capital
for solar pv, energy storage, and energy efficiency by using data and analytics. Mr. Johnson is the founder & CEO of Energy Sense Finance, a former U.S. Dept of Energy SunShot Awardee 2014-2018, and former consultant to Sandia National Laboratory as a subject matter expert in the area of solar valuation and training. He created a free appraisal valuation and data solution for solar, the PvValue® tool, and has continued to develop innovative valuation, data set, and analytics solutions that help REALTORS® and appraisers value solar photovoltaics.
Heather Kerns Haggerty, Fannie Mae, Project Manager
Paula Konikoff, JD, MAI, AI-RRS, Paula Konikoff, JD, MAI, AI-GRS, Principal
Paula Konikoff holds a law degree and the MAI and AI-GRS designations. She provides clients with expert litigation/arbitration and other real estate consulting services nationwide. Her expert testimony includes damages claims, the bankruptcy of an international theater owner, portfolios of securitized residential loans for plaintiffs and defendants, appraiser liability cases for plaintiffs and defendants, and she has qualified as an expert in pension real estate investments. Ms. Konikoff also serves as an arbitrator and is the author of Appraisers in Arbitration..
Paula is an Adjunct Professor at New York Law School, a Certified USPAP Instructor, an instructor for the Appraisal Institute, immediate past Chair of AI’s Professional Standards and Guidance Committee and Chair of the Women’s Initiative Committee; she develops courses and seminars for AI and is a reviewer for AI publications. 
Ms. Konikoff served on the Appraisal Standards Board from 2003 - 2009. 
Kevin Lawton, Office of the Comptroller of the Currency
Gregory Kevin Lawton was an Appraiser at the Office of the Comptroller of the Currency in Washington, District of Columbia. Mr. Lawton began working at the Office of Comptroller of Currency in 2012. 
Kasie Lynn, Freddie Mac, Project Manager, Business Lead
Brett Mansfield, MAI, SRA, MRG, Owner
Brett Mansfield is a certified general real estate appraiser in the State of Tennessee. Along with holding the MAI and SRA designations, Brett was recently appointed by the governor of Tennessee as a commissioner on the Tennessee Real Estate Appraisal Commission. Brett is the owner and chief appraiser of MRG a full service real estate firm in Nashville, TN. MRG provides real estate valuation services for residential and commercial real estate. Primary areas of specialization include litigation support, complex residential valuations, and feasibility studies. Brett graduated from the University of Tennessee Knoxville and is currently entering the Masters of Real Estate program at Georgetown. Brett is the public relations chair for his local AI chapter.
Richard Marchitelli, MAI, CRE, FRICS, Cushman & Wakefield Valuation & Advisory, Managing Director
Richard Marchitelli counsels private and public sector clients on use, capital deployment, valuation, dispute resolution, litigation support, and strategic management issues. He has testified in arbitration proceedings at the International Centre for Settlement of Investment Disputes in Washington, DC, and has qualified as an expert witness in United States District Court, United States Tax Court, United States District Court of Federal Claims, United States Bankruptcy Court, and in various state and local courts, including Alaska, California, Georgia, Florida, New York, North Carolina, Pennsylvania, Texas, Virginia, and Wisconsin. He has also been a court-appointed third-party expert in matters involving the valuation of real property.
Michael McCall, MAI, McCall Valuation Concepts, President
Michael McCall is a native of Richmond, Va and a graduate of the UVA. He was in private practice until accepting the position of Chief Appraiser for the VDOT in 2001. He retired in 2017 and formed McCall Valuation Concepts to pursue appraisal consulting and instruction. He holds the MAI designation from the Appraisal Institute. He has served on the Board of Directors and is currently on the National Government Relations Committee. He served as Vice-Chair of the Appraisal/Review Technical Council for the American Association of State and Highway Transportation Officials (AASHTO), and has often presented topics at their annual conference. He has participated with FHWA in reviews of processes in other states. He is an AQB certified USPAP Instructor as well as an approved instructor for the Appraisal Institute and the National Highway Institute. He has also served in the past as an adjunct instructor at both VCU and the University of Richmond. Last but not least, he has backed up Chuck Berry.
Thomas Mealiffe, Attorney, Nixon Peabody LLP, Partner
Attorney at law. Graduate of Notre Dame undergraduate and Boston College for law. Commercial litigator with an emphasis on real estate valuation disputes.
Byron Miller, SRA, AI-RRS, RAA, BM Appraisals, Principal
Byron Miller, SRA, AI-RRS, RRA, MSSE, is a certified residential appraiser licensed in Minnesota and Wisconsin. He is the owner and principal appraiser of BM Appraisals in Minneapolis, Minnesota. His firm specializes in valuation services for consulting, divorce, estate, litigation, relocation, and right of way. Mr. Miller has gained a reputation for valuing complex properties. He has experience with agricultural, lakefront, multi-unit, and upper-bracket properties. Additionally, Byron has performed valuation assignments/ reviews for attorneys, eminent domain, estates, and lenders. He is also an instructor, course developer, author, and an eminent domain county commissioner. Byron has an intense passion for appraising and helping others. This passion manifests itself in the form of continual self improvement through education, instruction, and mentoring.
Tina Mindemann SRA, AI-RRS, Mindemann Appraisals, Owner
Tina is a certified residential appraiser and owner of Middemann Appraisals serving Oklahoma. Tina is the 2019 and 2020 president of the Great Plains Chapter of the Appraisal Institute. Tina is a VA Panel appraiser serving the Dept. of Veterans Affairs. Tina was a 2018 and 2019 Member of RAPT, Residential Appraisal Project Team. Tina has been instrumental in growing her chapter's residential membership and SRA candidates via successful round tables. She is the co-author of the Roundtable Memo to chapter leadership.
Matt Myers, MAI, MRIC, FIV, RV, Heriot-Watt University, Assistant Professor in Real Estate
Matt has over 30 years of international professional and academic valuation experience. He was previously in private appraisal practice in the USA (AK, CA, FL, & NC) and Fiji. He has taught at tertiary institutions in the USA, Fiji, Australia, UK, and is currently at Heriot-Watt University's Dubai campus.
Theresa Nygard, MAI, CRE, KTR Real Estate Advisors, Senior Vice President
Appraiser in New York City for over 30 years. Hundreds of hours of testimonial experience in land valuations, condemnations, and ground lease and space lease rent reset proceedings.
Wayne Nygard, FRICS, MAI, US Department of State, Chief Appraiser
Wayne A. Nygard is the Division Chief for the Evaluations Division (EV) within the Bureau of Overseas Buildings Operations of the U.S. Department of State. 
EV is responsible for evaluation of U.S. Embassy and Consulate facilities and other real estate worldwide.  The portfolio consists of over 25,000 properties in over 291 locations outside the U.S. with a replacement value of more than $89 billion.  In addition, EV supports the real estate needs for all U.S. non-military agencies overseas.  Nygard oversees a staff of review appraisers and real estate analysts who review and perform market value appraisals, appraisal reviews as well as conduct various analyses including, lease vs. buy and fair market rent analyses.
Mr. Nygard is member of the Appraisal Institute, holding the MAI designation and a Fellow of the Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors (FRICS).  From 2003 through 2013 he served The Appraisal Institute as a Member of the International Relations Committee and as Chief Delegate to Germany.  From 2005 to 2016, was a member of the Steering Committee of HypZert GmbH (a Berlin-based appraisal association).  In May 2012 he became a HypZert Real Estate Valuer for Mortgage Lending Valuation (CIS HypZert MLV) – the first non-German to achieve the designation. 
Robert Parsons, Valuation Management & Compliance LLC, President/CEO
Bob has been asked and indicated interest, but due to a timing mishap hasn't replied. His bio from 2019 program we did together is: Bob Parson is President and CEO of Valuation Management Compliance LLC, a consultancy for the financial services industry. He served as Senior Appraisal Policy Advisor, Credit Risk, Chief National Bank Examiner’s office, Comptroller of the Currency in Washington, DC and Chief Appraiser, Freddie Mac. Bob received his Master’s Degree in Real Estate Appraisal and Investment Analysis and has extensive appraisal and forensic appraisal experience. He is a designated MAI and has served on the Appraisal Institute’s special task force that developed the definitions for “Disposition Value” and “Liquidation Value.”
Douglas Potts, MAI, AI-GRS
Douglas Potts MAI, AI-GRS, VP, was Chief Appraiser for 26 years at Commerce Bank, with nearly $26 billion in assets and operations in 11 states. He actively managed appraisal review and environmental due diligence for roughly $3 billion in annual loans. Potts is the 2018-2021 Chair of the Appraisal Institute’s National Government Relations Committee. Former service includes the AI 2017 National Nominating Committee and 2011-2016 as the Region 2 member of the Government Relations Committee and continues as a member of the AI Client Advisory Board. Potts attended the 2006 and 2007 Leadership Development Advisory Councils and received the 2006 Anglyn Award. He also assisted a variety of AI groups, including the Body of Knowledge team for the AI-GRS designation program, and the President’s Diversity Panel. He is an active Appraisal Institute instructor for both license-qualifying and designation-qualifying courses and presented several AI Webinars and AI National Meetings from 2010 through 2019. 
Jared Preisler, SRA, DataMaster, Chief Appraiser
Jared has been in the Appraisal Industry for 23+ years as an independent fee appraiser. In 2016 He joined the DataMaster team as their Chief Appraiser and Director of Product Development. Jared maintains a pulse on the appraisal industry by teaching, continuing as an independent fee appraiser and training new appraisers. He is an AQB Certified USPAP Instructor and licensed in Utah to teach both Real Estate and Appraisal courses.
Lyle Radke, Fannie Mae, Director of Collateral Policy
Lyle Radke is Director of Fannie Mae’s Collateral Policy team, which establishes and maintains policy standards for appraisals and property eligibility. Shortly after receiving a master’s degree in Geology from Brigham Young University, Lyle began his career in real estate valuation in New Mexico. After nearly nine years of appraisal field work, he joined the Valuation Department of GMAC Mortgage, becoming manager in 2007. In that role, he hired and trained a large valuation review team from the ground up, as well as supervised the creation of one of the first XML appraisal delivery platforms. Looking for a new challenge in 2013, he joined Fannie Mae to work on Collateral Underwriter and other collateral policy initiatives.
Scott Reuter, Freddie Mac Single-Family, Chief Appraiser Single-Family
Scott Reuter is the Chief Appraiser and Director of Valuation for Freddie Mac in McLean, Virginia. He is a State Certified-General Appraiser, and has over 30 years of experience in valuation, appraisal and collateral risk management concerns. Scott holds a B.A. from The Ohio State University (June 1982), and has completed the Executive Leadership program at Cornell University, Johnson School of Business (Dec 2007). His previous management experience includes positions with Goldman Sachs, Bank of America and General Electric, prior to being recruited to Freddie Mac in 2016. His team at Freddie leads the effort for ongoing development and refinement of property valuation risk management strategies; underwriting products, and establishing and maintaining a credible quality assurance process across multiple lines of business support. Scott and his team interact with both sellers/clients as well as stakeholders across the appraisal industry to reinforce Freddie’s appraisal quality requirements.
Paula McDonald Rhodes, InVictus Development, Co-Founder
Paula McDonald Rhodes is a co-founder of InVictus Development, a Tampa-based multifamily affordable housing development company.  Prior to forming Invictus in 2015, Ms. Rhodes spent nine years as Norstar Development USA’s Director of Development in charge of all Norstar multifamily affordable housing development in the States of Florida and Alabama, all in partnership with public housing authorities.  Ms. Rhodes practiced law for over 20 years before joining Norstar, first with the Carlton Fields firm where she was an equity shareholder, then as embedded counsel for Raymond James Tax Credit Funds, Inc.  Ms. Rhodes is a graduate of Duke University, Institute of Policy Sciences and Public Affairs, and Duke University School of Law.  Since 2014, Ms. Rhodes has served on the Board of Directors of the Coalition of Affordable Housing Providers, became its Vice Chair in March 2016, and assumed the role of Chair from March 2017 – March 2019.  She is a frequent speaker and panelist in the affordable housing industry bringing her perspective as both a developer and an attorney.
Stephen Roach, MAI, SRA, AI-GRS, Jones, Roach & Caringella, Inc., Principal
Stephen D. Roach, MAI, SRA, AI-GRS is a principal of Jones, Roach & Caringella, Inc. His practice includes appraisal, review, and consulting assignments on complex matters throughout the United States. He has extensive deposition and trial testimony experience. Mr. Roach has been published in The Appraisal Journal and is a contributing editor to 10 Appraisal Institute books and over 30 courses and seminars. He has taught over 200 courses and seminars across the United States and in Europe, Latin America, and Asia. Mr. Roach is Vice-Chair of the Appraisal Institute’s Education Committee and serves on the General Comprehensive Examination Panel, the Editorial Board of the Appraisal Journal, the Body of Knowledge Committee, and the Appraisal Institute Education Trust. He was an author-contributor to the 14th & 15th editions of The Appraisal of Real Estate textbook. Mr. Roach is also a Principal Member of the Real Estate Counseling Group of America.
Richard Roddewig, MAI, CRE, FRICS, JLL Valuation & Advisory Services, LLC, Managing Director
Richard J. Roddewig, JD, MAI, CRE, RICS,is a Managing Director and National Director of Litigation Support Services at JLL Valuation & Advisory Services, LLC, a division of Jones Lang LaSalle. He works nationally and internationally on assignments involving contaminated properties, tourism and heritage/conservation resources, and special purpose properties. Much of his work involves expert testimony in litigation in a variety of federal district courts, U.S. Bankruptcy Court, U.S. Tax Court, and in state courts all across the United States. A prolific author, Mr. Roddewig has authored or co-authored 16 books and more than 65 articles in professional journals. Mr. Roddewig holds both a Juris Doctor degree and a Masterof Arts degree from the University of Chicago.
Bonnie Roerig, MAI, AI-GRS, Bonnie Roerig & Assc., LLC, President
Bonnie Roerig began appraising real estate appraisal in 1970 and was awarded the MAI designation in 1981. Ms. Roerig earned the Appraisal Institute’s appraisal review designation, the AI-GRS in 2013 and was a member of the development team for that designation. Ms. Roerig’s assignments involve appraisal and appraisal review for eminent domain, litigation support, and other types of legal matters. Ms. Roerig began teaching standards and ethics in 1986 and has been an AQB Certified USPAP Instructor since 2003. She was awarded AI’s prestigious President’s Award for lifetime service in 2009. Bonnie is a practicing life member of the Appraisal Institute. Ms. Roerig belongs to the International Right of Way Association, chairing the International Valuation Community of Practice in 2014-2015, and serving as a member since. She was co-chair of the Steering Committee working toward joint publication of “Corridor Valuation An Overview and New Alternatives” with IRWA, the Appraisal Institute, and the Appraisal Institute of Canada.
T. Seth Rohling, MAI, AI-GRS, Randy Button & Associates, Review Appraiser
Seth Rohling is a certified general appraiser in the State of Tennessee. In addition to a certified general license, Seth holds the MAI and AI‐GRS designations. Seth is a fee appraiser that specializes in review appraisals and performs appraisal review services nationwide. In addition to review work, he performs valuations for right‐of‐way acquisitions and tax appeal assignments. Seth has been involved in the appraisal profession since 2009, shortly after graduating from the University of Tennessee at Knoxville. Seth serves as the education chair, secretary, and regional representative for the Tennessee Chapter of the Appraisal Institute.
Dennis Scardilli, MAI, Esq., Law Office of Dennis A Scardilli L.L.C., Attorney
Dennis Scardilli’s law practice includes representation of real estate appraisers in constitutional litigation, before Boards in NJ & PA (admitted states) also by temporary admissions in other states, and in HUD Appraiser Roster actions. His work includes: challenges to board regulatory actions; response to board inquiries and Workfile demands; hearing representation; prosecutor negotiations. He successfully represented NJ appraisal organizations on proposed changes in the NJ Appraiser Act and in markup of the NJ AMC Act. His LexisNexis writings include: federal and state appraiser law and regulation; USPAP as a legal standard of care; how lawyers choose an appraiser; communications between the attorney and appraiser; and, creating a Scope of Work. He presented at the 2010, 2018 and 2019 AI National Conferences, the 2010 AI Webinar on Repurchase Demands and before Appraisal Institute chapters. He holds a BA from Wheaton College (IL), a Master of Urban Planning Degree from NYU and a JD from Widener University School of Law.
Arthur Schwertz, MAI, Valbridge Property Advisors, Senior Managing Director
Mr. Schwertz is the Senior Managing Director of the South Louisiana office of Valbridge Property Advisors, the largest
commercial appraisal firm in the United States. He also serves on their Board of Directors. He has over a quarter century of real estate appraisal experience and in the last two years has performed appraisals on over 100 community
water and sewer systems throughout the southern United States.
Tim Segerson, National Credit Union Administration 
Tim is the Deputy Director of the Office of Examination and Insurance (E&I) with the National Credit Union Administration. Tim is responsible for overseeing the day to day operations of E&I and assisting the Director with the implementation of Agency-wide policy relating to examination, supervision and insurance and guaranty fund risk management.     
Tim joined the Northeast Region of NCUA in 1992, and has worked as a problem case officer, field supervisor,  as well as, serving as Director of Supervision and Director of Risk Management in E&I.
Tim is a graduate of Rhode Island College with honors completing studies in Economics and Accounting.  
Leslie Sellers, MAI, SRA, AI-GRS, Sellers & Associates Valuation & Advisory Services, Principal Appraiser and Owner
Leslie P. Sellers MAI SRA is Principal Appraiser and Owner of Sellers & Associates Valuation & Advisory Services in Clinton, Tennessee and holds a B.S. degree in Real Estate and Urban Development from the University of Tennessee at Knoxville. An active real estate appraiser, broker, and developer since 1973, Mr. Sellers’ other work experience has been in the development of office complexes, multi-family residential, industrial and single-family subdivisions. Leslie is a long-standing member of the AI education faculty and has taught real estate valuation courses and seminars for AI, in 19 U.S. states, Puerto Rico, Kuwait and the People’s Republic of China. He has served as chair of AI Body of Knowledge Committee, the Professional Standards and Guidance Committee, the International Committee and serves on the International Valuation Standards Council Advisory Group. He is an author and co-author on many seminars and has acted as a reviewer on AI courses, seminars and publications. He was an author-contributor to the 14th & 15th editions of The Appraisal of Real Estate textbook. He testified before U. S. Congress and presented to the United Nations on valuation and has been a resource for CNBC, CNN, the Wall Street Journal, and other publications. He also served (2011 – 2017) on the Int’l Valuation Standards Council Advisory Working Group.
Andy Sheppard, MAI, Pritchett, Ball & Wise, Inc., Principal
I am an MAI-designated appraiser, operating a six-person appraisal firm in Atlanta which specializes in eminent domain, litigation support, atypical/special-purpose property types and ownership interests, conservation easements, plus garden variety retail, office, industrial, and development sites throughout Georgia. I have 22 years in the profession, and I obtained the MAI designation in 2007. I served as President for the Atlanta Area Chapter in 2017 and have Chaired most local committees, as well as serving as a local Advisor, regional representative, three-term LDAC attendee, and final experience reviewer for National.
Marty Skolnik, MAI, Freddie Mac Multifamily, Chief Appraiser Multifamily
Marty Skolnik has been the Chief Appraiser for Freddie Mac Multifamily since July 2009. He has earned the MAI designation (1991) from the Appraisal Institute, and had earned the SPRA appraisal designation from the Society of Real Estate Appraisers (1990). Prior to Freddie Mac, Marty’s 35+ years of valuation experience includes positions in a number of fee appraisal, corporate, and government organizations including, most recently, as Director of Real Property Tax Administration for the District of Columbia and, prior to that, he had his own appraisal firm in Baltimore, Skolnik Real Estate Consulting Services. Marty has also been a contributing author to The Appraisal Journal and to The Assessment Journal as well as mid-Atlantic business publications, and has taught real estate appraisal and valuation methodology classes for The Johns Hopkins University and for Anne Arundel Community College. He earned a MBA degree from the University of Baltimore in 1986 and a BA in Urban Geography from UMBC. However, in 2005 he began working towards a PhD in Public Policy from UMBC.
Patricia Staebler, SRA, RS, Staebler Appraisal and Consulting, Designated Reserve Specialist
Patricia Staebler, SRA, RS, started her career in her family’s engineering office being responsible for cost estimation, construction budget, and site supervision. In the US, she became a Broker, Insurance Claims Adjuster and Commercial Appraiser. She is the founder of Staebler Appraisal and Consulting, a firm that concentrates on insurance appraisals, the 50% FEMA Rule appraisal and Capital Reserve Studies. She developed/taught several seminars about Capital Reserve Studies teaching community managers and CPAs how to use a reserve study as a financial planning tool. Patricia’s clients are comprised of condominium and homeowner’s associations, large commercial properties such as golf and country clubs, marinas, shopping plazas, schools, churches and municipal buildings.
Craig Steinley, SRA, AI-RRS, Steinley Real Estate Appraisal and Consulting, President
Craig primarily provides litigation support services in his practice – typically involving review for Standards compliance, various regulatory matters, and in the appraisal of complex properties. Craig is an AQB-Certified USPAP Instructor and the Vice Chair of Region II, serving on the Appraisal Institute’s National Board of Directors through 2020. In 2019, he served on AI’s Strategic Planning Committee, the Governance Structure Project Team, and was the Chair of its Audit Committee. Over the past few years, he has developed several seminars and webinars as an approved AI developer and instructor. He was the 2018 President of the Association of Appraiser Regulatory Officials (AARO), continues to serve on AARO’s Executive Committee, and is an approved instructor for the AARO/TAF Investigator Training Course sequence. He is also an instructor/developer for AARO’s new Regulator Training Course sequence and for the new 2019 and 2020 versions of the Case Studies for Investigators Course. Locally, Craig twice served as the state-wide President of the Professional Appraisers Association of South Dakota (PAASD) and is now serving another 3-year term as its Secretary-Treasurer.
Steven Studabaker, MAI, AI-GRS, National Cooperative Bank, Chief Appraiser
Chief Appraiser at National Cooperative Bank since 2015 Pacific Western Bank - Senior Review Appraiser 2012-2015 Cushman & Wakefield - Director, Fee Appraiser - 20+ years, Retail and Office Specialist Exxon Company USA - Manager and Senior Financial Specialist, 6 years.
Daniel Ticona, Freddie Mac, Manager Affordable Lending Strategy and Policy
Dan Ticona manages affordable lending strategy and policy within Freddie Mac’s Single-Family division. He is responsible for the design and execution of Single-Family activities related to affordable housing preservation under Freddie Mac’s Duty to Serve plan, which focuses on addressing the needs of underserved markets with expanded access to manufactured housing, rural housing and affordable housing preservation. His responsibilities include management of strategic initiatives and market outreach as well as the design of affordable housing policy, programs and products. Since joining Freddie Mac in 2011, Mr. Ticona has held positions in customer-facing roles, strategic initiatives and in Single-Family servicing. Prior to Freddie Mac, he spent eight years at Fannie Mae, where he held positions in change management, enterprise risk and sales.
Dennis A. Webb, MAI, ASA, FRICS, Primus Valuations, Owner
Dennis A. Webb, MAI, ASA, FRICS, is a business and real estate appraiser, former syndicator and engineer. Webb is the principal of Primus Valuations® a specialty valuation and litigation consulting firm with offices in Los Angeles and Denver. Webb’s practice is focused on the business of holding and operating real estate, allocating value to special-use real estate, and business valuation. His passion is bringing understanding, clarity, collaboration and technology to bear on valuation of hard-to-value asset interests, a niche specialty which has long proved vexing for appraisers, advisors, the courts, and property owners alike. His mission has resulted in many more than 70 articles and presentations for valuation professionals, lawyers and property owners. A native of Los Angeles, Dennis now lives in Denver, Colorado, and enjoys writing, hiking, traveling and dancing Argentine Tango (not necessarily in that order).
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