Stephen Wagner Elected 2017 Appraisal Institute Vice President
July 29, 2016 08:00 AM
CHICAGO (July 29, 2016) – Stephen S. Wagner, MAI, SRA, AI-GRS, of West Lafayette, Indiana, was elected 2017 vice president of the nation’s largest professional association of real estate appraisers Thursday by its Board of Directors in Charlotte, North Carolina. Wagner’s one-year term at the Appraisal Institute will begin Jan. 1, followed by one year each as president-elect, president and immediate past president.
“This is an exciting and challenging time for the Appraisal Institute and the valuation profession, and I’m excited to serve in this role,” Wagner said. “I look forward to working with the best and brightest appraisers around the world.” He added: “I appreciate the support that I have received from so many in seeking the position of vice president, and I am truly honored by the opportunity to serve.”
Currently serving on the Appraisal Institute Board of Directors as Region V vice chair, Wagner is a past and current vice chair of the AI Professional Standards and Guidance Committee. He is a past chair of the Demonstration Report Writing Panel, has served on the Admissions Designations and Qualifications Committee and has been involved in the development of the General Review courses and two Capstone case studies. He also teaches general qualifying education and advanced-level courses and seminars for the Appraisal Institute.
Since starting in real property appraisal in 1987, Wagner has appraised residential, commercial, industrial, agricultural and other property types. A graduate of Purdue University, he has been a chief appraiser in a regional bank and currently is a senior appraiser in the appraisal firm of Terzo & Bologna in Indianapolis.
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The Appraisal Institute is a global professional association of real estate appraisers, with nearly 20,000 professionals in almost 60 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 www.appraisalinstitute.org.