Thursday, May 23, 2013

Our Newest ISA Life Members!

The Life Member designation that may be awarded to two individuals each year by the International Society of Appraisers is a symbol of a life's work dedicated to the betterment of the ISA and to the profession of Personal Property Appraisers as a whole. Amongst the various requirements that need to be met in order to be eligible for this prestigious award, applicants need to have maintained active and continuous membership in the ISA as a credentialed member, ISA AM or ISA CAPP, for a MINIMUM of 20 years and in that time, have documented significant service to ISA at a local and/or national level.

This year's recipients:
Richard Adams, ISA CAPP Life Member
Richard joined the ISA in 1990 and has since:
  • Retired from a 25 year career in the Navy Torpedo and Mine Defense Division to take appraising on full time
  • Fulfilled all requirements and became a CAPP in 1996
  • Attended 21 of the last 22 Annual Conferences that ISA has held, served as a Panel Speaker in 2011
  • Maintained membership in the National Auctioneers Association, and has a Graduate Personal Property Appraiser designation
  • Has been presented a myriad of awards for Outstanding Service and Ethical appraising practices
  • Approved as a Bankruptcy Appraiser in Florida and an Expert Witness in Bay County, Florida
  • Has helped strengthen the appraisal and estate liquidation services at the Specialists of the South, Inc
Joanna S. Stearns, ISA CAPP Life Member
Joanna joined the ISA in 1988 and has accomplished the following:
  • Served on the Fine Arts Committee, was the Vice-Chair and the Chair of the Awards Committee, concurrently served on the Scholarship Committee, then received her CAPP designation in 1996 and served on the Designation and Review Committee
  • Became the first President of the Louis and Clark Chapter
  • Completed the Graduate Gemologist program through the Gemological Institute of America
  • Served as a Distance Education instructor for ISA
  • Received her Real Estate License and has upgraded it to Broker/ Salesman
Needless to say, these are both outstanding individuals that embody the very principles that the ISA Life Member designation was designed to recognize. We thank them for their exemplary service.

Friday, May 17, 2013

Announcing Our Newest ISA CAPP Members

The International Society of Appraisers would like to recognize the following members for their successful completion of the ISA CAPP program.

This achievement marks their tireless efforts in the pursuit of education and professionalism in the field of personal property appraising. Please join ISA in congratulating these members on their extraordinary achievement:

Nan Ruth Chardoul, ISA CAPP - Grand Blanc, MI
Susan Sturdivant, ISA CAPP - Dallas, TX
Richard Wisner, ISA CAPP - Charlotte, NC
Monica Fidel, ISA CAPP - Miami, FL
G. Michael Logan, ISA CAPP - Kingsport, TN

Congratulations to our newest CAPPs!


Speaking of continued education, ISA has two webinars coming up that still have open space! Click here to register today!

May 29th 4:00PM CST - Publishing a Specialty Book
Presenter: Charles McCracken, ISA CAPP

June 20th 6:00PM CST – Mid Mod in the Middle
Presenters: Valerie Hale, ISA CAPP and Marcus Wardell, ISA AM

Tuesday, May 7, 2013

An Overdue Congrats

Does it seem like everyone was in Chicago for Assets 2013 just yesterday to anyone else? The seasons changed so quickly that we blinked and it was Spring. But while we lost track of time and the weather, the efforts of our April 16th & 17th Requal Course attendees didn't go unnoticed! So it's a bit overdue, but please join us in commending those members who studied up, traveled from all over and requalified following this year's annual conference!

Deborah Alexander, ISA AM - Houston, TX
Robert Aretz, Jr., ISA CAPP - New York, NY
Keitha Brooke, ISA AM - Redding, CA
Kenneth Bryant, ISA AM - Birmingham, AL
John Buchanan, ISA AM - Dallas, TX
Joann Cameron, ISA AM - Silver Spring, MD
Elissa Cohen, ISA CAPP - Plainfield, NJ
Sarah Campbell Drury, ISA AM - Nashville, TN
Eileen Eichhorn, ISA AM - Decatur, IN
Sylvia Fitzgerald, ISA AM - Sacramento, CA
Sharon Kerwick, ISA CAPP - Fort Lauderdale, FL
Mary Leigh, ISA AM - Gainesville, GA
Debra Leitner, ISA AM - Scottsdale, AZ
Peggy Maraschiello, ISA AM - Deep River, CT
Diane Marvin, ISA CAPP - Stuart, FL
Jeffrey Maurer, ISA AM - Fort Worth, TX
Sidney Taylor McKenzie, ISA CAPP - Houston, TX
Bo Patrick, ISA AM - Peoria, AZ
Martha Peck, ISA AM - Lake Forest, IL
Elizabeth Plunkett-Buttimer, ISA AM - Bowdon, GA
Jean Renick, ISA AM - Cincinnati, OH
David Rotenberg, ISA CAPP - Langhorne, PA
Peter Stavrianidis, ISA AM - Somerset, NJ
Lottie Stevens, ISA AM - Tulsa, Ok
Zoe TeBeau, ISA - Claremont, CA
Polina Vasilevskaya, ISA - San Francisco, CA
Fred Winer, ISA CAPP - Baltimore, MD

And with Spring quickly turning into Summer, mark these upcoming courses on your calendars:
June 3-9: Core Course in Appraisal Studies – Toronto, ON
June 24-26: Asian Art I: Japanese Prints – Naperville, IL
June 26-28: Asian Art II: Paintings and Screens – Naperville, IL