Outstanding Service Award
Honoring Dedication in Advancing the Profession
The Outstanding Service Award is presented to one or more Appraisal Institute Professionals who have contributed ideas, service hours and dedication to ensure a specific program or effort is implemented at the chapter, region, national and/or international level(s).
- This AI Professional must be instrumental to the success of the program or effort, which should be far enough along to effectively measure and provide proof of success.
- Additionally, the program or effort must be beneficial to chapters, regions, national, international, designated members, candidates, affiliates, practicing affiliates and/or the profession.
Outstanding Service Award 2023
Lamar Ellis, MAI, SRA, has been appraising residential and commercial real estate for over 30 years, having begun his career as a staff appraiser and construction loan inspector for a local Atlanta Savings and Loan Bank in 1989. In 1992, he began working as an independent fee appraiser for local Atlanta Banks. Ellis is a member of Region IX’s Atlanta Chapter of the Appraisal Institute and has served as the Educational Chair, Regional Representative, and Board of Directors. In 2011, he became an approved instructor with the Appraisal institute and in 2014 began to develop courses focusing on Drone Technology and its Impact on the Appraisal Profession. He has taught in 41 states and internationally on the benefits of aerial inspections for real estate. He is currently the president of Drone Education Services and serves as an FAA (Federal Aviation Administration) Safety Team Representative, FAA State of Georgia DronePro, and the AUVSI (The Association for Uncrewed Vehicle Systems International) Georgia Chapter President. Lamar resides in Atlanta with his wife, Jennifer, and their two children, Haylee and Katie.
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We will be accepting nominations for this Award in Spring 2024. Nominations are annually due July 31.
Past Award Recipients
Arthur W. McElhannon, Jr., MAI, SRA, AI-GRS
Jacinto A. Munoz, Jr., MAI, SRA, AI-GRS, AI-RRS
Ryan L. Zink, MAI
James L. Henderson, SRA
Charles R. Mills, Jr., MAI, SRA, AI-GRS
Timothy "Tim" Runde, MAI
Woody Fincham, SRA, AI-RRS
Sandra K. Adomatis, SRA
Michael V. Tankersley, MAI, SRA, AI-RRS
Lentz, Charles J.
Miller, Michael G.
Amorin, Robin C.