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Appraisal Institute Honors 11 National Award Winners

July 25, 2019 08:00 AM

CHICAGO (July 25, 2019) –Stephen D. Roach, MAI, SRA, AI-GRS, of San Diego, was honored Wednesday with the Appraisal Institute’s Lifetime Achievement Award during the Appraisal Institute Annual Conference in Denver.

Two individuals also were announced as winners of the annual President’s Award from the Appraisal Institute, the nation’s largest professional association of real estate appraisers with nearly 18,000 professionals in almost 50 countries. Additionally, four individuals were honored by the Appraisal Institute Education and Relief Foundation, the Appraisal Institute’s charitable organization that offers education scholarships and disaster assistance, and four individuals were recognized by The Appraisal Journal, the Appraisal Institute’s quarterly academic and technical journal.

The Lifetime Achievement Award is presented to an Appraisal Institute professional who demonstrates high ethical standards; has volunteered several years of service and has contributed to the Appraisal Institute on the international, national, region and/or chapter level; has served his or her community; and has contributed to the appraisal profession for at least 20 years.

This year’s President’s Award recipients were Stephanie C. Coleman, MAI, SRA, AI-GRS, AI-RRS, of Chicago and James L. Murrett, MAI, SRA, of Hamburg, New York. The President’s Award is presented to an Appraisal Institute professional who is committed to the organization; currently engaged in its activities; an effective spokesperson; a representative at all times; and in touch with both the needs of other AI professionals and the changes that the organization must help its professionals to meet.

The Appraisal Institute Education and Relief Foundation honored the following individuals: Stephen F. Fanning, MAI, AI-GRS, of Denton, Texas (James H. Pritchett Award); Robert L. Moorman, MAI, SRA, AI-GRS, of Brenham, Texas (Y.T. and Louise Lee Lum Award); Mark R. Ratterman, MAI, SRA, of Pittsboro, Indiana (George L. Schmutz Award); and Leslie P. Sellers, MAI, SRA, AI-GRS, of Clinton, Tennessee (Dr. William N. Kinnard Jr. Award).

The Appraisal Journal announced awards to Chris Yost-Bremm, Ph.D., of San Francisco, and Thomas O. Jackson, Ph.D., MAI, of College Station, Texas (Richard U. Ratcliff Award); Michael V. Sanders, MAI, SRA, of Los Alamitos, California (Swango Award); and Dennis A. Webb, MAI, of Denver (Armstrong/Kahn Award).



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The Appraisal Institute is a global professional association of real estate appraisers, with nearly 18,000 professionals in almost 50 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, SRA, AI-GRS and AI-RRS designations. Learn more at




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