The Appraisal Foundation Boards

Board of Trustees

The Appraisal Foundation is directed by a Board of Trustees (BOT) that is responsible for the governance of the organization. The BOT appoints members and provides financial support and oversight to two independent Boards: the Appraiser Qualifications Board and the Appraisal Standards Board.

2019 Board of Trustees

Ronny Johnson, Chair
Leila Dunbar, Vice Chair
Jeremy Gray, Treasurer
Susan Martins-Phipps, Secretary
Adam Johnston, Immediate Past Chair
David Bunton, President

Michael Christensen     Tracy Johnston  
    Robert W. Taylor
 
Jeff Dickstein      Mark Levine
    Raymond Wagester  
Richard Edmunds        Phyllis Lilly     Jennifer Wagner  
Shaun Fitzgerald        Dayton D. Nordin
    Edith Yeomans  
Peter J. Fontana
    John Russell
   
 
Lisa Hobart     Emerson Sutton, Jr.    
 

Past BOT Members
Bylaws of The Appraisal Foundation
Ethics Policies for The Appraisal Foundation
Chair's Public Service Award
2017 Annual Report

2017 Senior Officers of the Board of Trustees

2017 Senior Officers of the Board of Trustees: Vice Chair Adam Johnston; Past Chair David Layne; and Chair Tom Boyer (L to R).

 
 

Appraiser Qualifications Board

 Under the provisions of Title XI of the Financial Institutions Reform, Recovery and Enforcement Act of 1989 (FIRREA), the Appraiser Qualifications Board (AQB) establishes the Real Property Appraiser Qualification Criteria (Criteria), or the minimum education, experience, and examination requirements for real property appraisers to obtain a state certification. Twice a year, the AQB issues Q&As on the Criteria to be used as guidance for state regulatory agencies and the public.  The AQB issues Exposure Drafts on proposed changes to the Criteria and obtains feedback at public meetings throughout the year in various regions of the country.

The AQB also establishes Personal Property Appraiser Qualification Criteria, or the minimum education, experience, and examination requirements for sponsoring membership organizations of The Appraisal Foundation who confer personal property designations. In addition, the AQB performs a number of ancillary duties related to real property and personal property appraiser qualifications.

The AQB is composed of five to nine members who are appointed by the BOT and may serve up to eight years.  Activities of the Board are directed by the Chair, who is appointed by the BOT for a one-year term.

Appraiser Qualifications Board

Mark A. Lewis, Chair
Greg Harding, Vice Chair

Larry Disney                     Shawn L. Telford
John F. Ryan                     Joseph C. Traynor
Brad Swinney                    
 
Past AQB Members
 
 

Appraisal Standards Board 

Under the provisions of Title XI of the Financial Institutions Reform, Recovery and Enforcement Act of 1989 (FIRREA), the Appraisal Standards Board (ASB) is responsible for writing, amending, and interpreting the Uniform Standards of Professional Appraisal Practice ​(USPAP). The ASB issues Exposure Drafts on proposed changes to USPAP and obtains feedback at public meetings throughout the year in various regions of the country. Additionally, the ASB occasionally issues USPAP Q&As and participates in speaking engagements on request.

The ASB is composed of five to nine members who are appointed by the BOT and may serve up to eight years. Activities of the Board are directed by the Chair, who is appointed by the BOT for a one-year term.

Appraisal Standards Board

Wayne R. Miller, Chair
Patricia H. Atwood, Vice Chair

Michelle Czekalski Bradley       Roberta Ouellette 
Lisa Desmarais       Robert Reardon

Past ASB Members

Appraisal Practices Board 

From 2010 until 2017, The Appraisal Foundation utilized an independent Board for the development of voluntary guidance on recognized valuation methods and techniques. The Appraisal Practices Board (APB) was instrumental in the development of a number of Valuation Advisories that covered topics in Business Valuation and Real Estate (specifically on “Green” Valuation). 

The Appraisal Foundation would like to recognize the members of the APB for their leadership in this pioneering effort and their dedication to the valuation profession. We also recognize the many Subject Matter Experts (SMEs), whose time and talent to the development of these valuation advisories should not go unnoticed.