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Volunteers of Distinction 2020


Appraisal Institute Recognition Program

The Appraisal Institute’s recognition program honors volunteers for their service to the Appraisal Institute, to the real estate valuation profession and to their local communities. Each quarter, the Appraisal Institute recognizes AI professionals who have been nominated by their fellow AI professionals. Individuals may be recognized once per calendar year.


Any Designated Member, Candidate for Designation, Practicing Affiliate or Affiliate in good standing who makes contributions to the Appraisal Institute, the valuation profession and their local community is eligible to be recognized. AI professionals  in good standing submit nominations, on a form provided on the Appraisal Institute’s website, to AI national staff. Appraisal Institute staff receive and review nominations to confirm that they conform to the program’s selection criteria. Individuals may not nominate themselves.

Nominations should be sent to  

Download the nomination form
Download a one-page program description


4Q 2020


Cameron Rex, MAI
Chicago Chapter


James Erik Smith, SRA,
Candidate for Designation
Chicago Chapter


3Q 2020


Edward S. Falkowski III, MAI, SRA
Philadelphia Metropolitan Chapter


Norman C. Hulberg, MAI
Northern California


Rachel Massey, SRA, AI-RRS
Great Lakes Chapter


2Q 2020


Charles L. Cather, SRA
Ohio Chapter


Betsy K. Hughes, SRA, AI-RRS
Hampton Roads Chapter

1Q 2020


Joshua D. Garretson, MAI, AI-GRS, AI-RRS
Southern New Jersey Chapter



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