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    Paula K. Konikoff, JD, MAI, AI-GRS of Los Angeles, is the 2024 president-elect of the Appraisal Institute. Her one-year term as president-elect will be followed by one year as president in 2025, and immediate past president in 2026. She will also serve on the Appraisal Institute’s Executive Committee and on its policy-setting Board of Directors through 2026.

    Konikoff started her career in advertising and quickly moved to law. She joined the corporate department of a large firm in 1978 where her practice focused on corporate governance and mergers and acquisitions. This corporate practice had her review financial statements and appraisals of both businesses and real estate. Konikoff became active in the AIREA (a predecessor organization to the Appraisal Institute) as a member of her chapter’s Admission Committee and as an instructor. She went on to the Appraisal Institute’s Standards Committee and Ethics Committee. She was also on her chapter’s board of directors. When her term on the Appraisal Standards Board ended, she was appointed to AI’s Professional Standards and Guidance Committee (then ASC), and has been a member or, more often, chair of that national committee since 2010.

    Most recently, she was instrumental in the creation of the Women’s Initiative Committee and was the first chair of that committee starting in 2019. Konikoff has made presentations to AI chapters, regions and at the annual conference. She is the author of the book, “Appraisers in Arbitration,” the developer of online seminars, was on the development team for the AI-GRS qualifying education and is a reviewer of textbooks and articles submitted to The Appraisal Journal. She was also a member of the Body of Knowledge Committee. Konikoff has been honored twice with the AI President’s Award and once with the Y.T. and Louise Lee Lum Award.