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Tuesday, April 23, 2013

Awards from Assets 2013

One of the highlights of the ISA Annual Conference is getting to recognize some amazing ISA members and other individuals for their contributions to the appraisal world. Last Monday we held our Annual Awards Luncheon during Assets 2013 at the JW Marriott in Chicago. We’re pleased to acknowledge and congratulate the following award recipients:

President’s Award
Sally Ambrose, ISA CAPP
Matt McNeil, ISA CAPP
Lamp of Knowledge
Kathryn Minard, ISA CAPP
Steve Roach, ISA AM
Outstanding Member
Francine Proulx, ISA AM
Cindy Charleston-Rosenberg, ISA CAPP
Distinguished Service
Marcene Molinaro, ISA AM
Lifetime Achievement
Leon Castner, PhD, ISA CAPP
North Texas Chapter
Chapter of the Year
Special Merit
Tom Helms, ISA CAPP
Meredith Meuwly, ISA AM

Also recognized were our 2012-2013 Committee Chairs, each of whom received Service Awards:

Annual Conference
Chair – Judy Martin, ISA CAPP
Chair – Beverly Morris, ISA CAPP
Chair – Kate Martin, ISA AM
Finance and Audit
Chair – Sally Ambrose, ISA CAPP
Bylaws & Governance
Chair – Logan Adams, ISA CAPP
Life Member
Chair – Marian Aubry, ISA CAPP

Chapter Relations
Chair - Nan Ruth Chardoul, ISA AM 
Resource Development
Chair – Maureen Winer, ISA AM
Designation and Review
Chair – Kathy Yellen, ISA CAPP
Marketing & Promotions
Chair – Garrett McCormack, ISA
Divisional Committees
Chair – Leon Castner, PhD, ISA CAPP
ARC Chair - Martha Peck, ISA AM
SS Chair – Scott Hale, ISA AM
FA Chair - Christine Guernsey, ISA CAPP
Chair - Marcene Molinaro, ISA AM

Thank you for your hard work, dedication, service and all that you do for ISA! To view some of the pictures from the meeting click here.

New this year, we also had a prize drawing for those attendees that stayed onsite as part of the ISA room block at the JW Marriott. A total of ten prizes were available:

Diamond Prize (1 available): Three night free stay at the JW (over a $700 value)
Bob Boykin, ISA CAPP
Platinum Prize (2 available): One night free stay at the JW (over a $200 value)
Linda Marin, ISA AM and Bob Banks, ISA AM
Gold Prize (2 available): $100 off a 2013 ISA course offering
Eric Claus, ISA AM and Daphne Rosenzweig, PhD, ISA CAPP
Silver Prize (3 available): $100 off 2014 membership dues
Richard Adams, ISA CAPP, Shell Payton, ISA AM, Susan Tarman, ISA AM
Bronze Prize (2 available): Complete sets of ISA course manuals (a $200 value)
Diana Williams, ISA CAPP

Please take a moment to fill out the overall conference survey here. If you did not have a chance to fill out the session evaluations via Message Blocks while at the meeting, you can provide session and speaker feedback online. We ask that all surveys be completed by May 20, 2013.

Professional Development Credits
Professional Development Credit claim forms were provided in the conference bags. If you did not turn in your completed form at the meeting – you can fax or email it by May 20, 2013. PDC forms are also available here.

Tuesday, April 16, 2013

Congratulations to Our Course Attendees!

Here is the impressive list of individuals who attended the 7-Hour USPAP Course at the JW Marriott in Chicago this last week. Please join us in congratulating them on on a job well done!

Richard Adams, ISA CAPP - Panama City, FL
Logan Adams, ISA CAPP Life - Panama City, FL
Deborah Alexander, ISA AM - Houston, TX
Paul Bailey, ISA CAPP - Seattle, WA
Kathleen Bailey, ISA CAPP - Seattle, WA
Jason Baldwin, ISA - Chicago, IL
Charles Bartman, ISA AM - Louisville, KY
Shirley Baumann, ISA AM - Madison, WI
Nancy Beebe, ISA AM - Holland, MI
Marcet Bliss, ISA AM - Leesburg, FL
Robert Boykin, ISA CAPP - Wilson, NC
E. Ross Bradley, ISA AM - Edmonton, AB
Kenneth Bryant, ISA AM - Birmingham, AL
Paul Cassarino, ISA CAPP - Rochester, NY
Pamela Cole-Witt, ISA AM - Fort Worth, TX
Robert Cowley, ISA - Toronto, ON
Suzanne Crosland, ISA AM - Shelby, NC
Sylvia Fitzgerald, ISA AM - Sacramento, CA
Sylvia Fraley, ISA AM - St. Louis, MO
Wendy Gerdau, ISA AM - Los Angeles, CA
Kelly Goldsmith, ISA AM - Roanoke, VA
Heidi Harders, ISA CAPP - Chicago, IL
Rick Hiebert, ISA AM - Toronto, ON
Joette Humphrey, ISA CAPP - Mills River, NC
Mary Leigh, ISA AM - Gainesville, GA
Peggy Maraschiello, ISA AM - Deep River, CT
Linda Marin, ISA AM - Brownsville, TX
Sidney Taylor McKenzie, ISA CAPP - Houston, TX
Barry McManus, ISA - Riverside, IL
Richard Meliska, ISA AM - Evanston, IL
Kim Morrison, ISA AM - Hinsdale, IL
Pamela Newby, ISA AM - Heyworth, IL
Bo Patrick, ISA AM - Peoria, AZ
Richard Pence, ISA AM - Liberty, MO
James Poag, ISA CAPP - Strathroy, ON
Stacey Porter, ISA AM - Williams Bay, WI
Linda Roberts, ISA AM - Media, PA
Mandy Sabbadini, ISA AM - Carmichael, CA
Jacqueline Snyder, ISA AM - Hesperia, CA
Lottie Stevens, ISA AM - Tulsa, OK
Patricia Thompson, ISA CAPP - Tupelo, MS
Polina Vasilevskaya, ISA - San Francisco, CA
Darlene Wong, ISA AM - Vancouver, BC

Also, keep these upcoming courses in mind as you plan your summer education!
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

Tuesday, April 2, 2013

What To Know Before You Go

You may have some questions about the upcoming ISA Annual Conference- Assets 2013: Chicago Your Kind of Town. Read further for information about local weather, registration hours, ground transportation, and more!

Weather Forecast
The weather in Chicago averages around 50s degrees in April. The 10-day forecast shows temperatures to be in the 40s-50s. View the upcoming forecast here.

Registration Hours
The ISA registration and information desk will be located in the Burnham Foyer on the 4th floor. Upon arrival, follow the hotel reader boards to find your way. There will also be a membership information desk:
Thursday, April 11 | 4:00pm – 7:00pm
Friday, April 12 | 8:00am – 5:00pm
Saturday, April 13 | 8:00am – 4:30pm
Sunday, April 14 | 8:00am – 4:30pm
Monday, April 15 | 7:30am – 2:15pm

If you have registered to take part in a pre-conference tour, you will receive an itinerary when you register on-site and pick up your conference materials. All tour participants will meet in the hotel lobby and be escorted to the tour bus at 9:00am.

All sessions will be business casual, with an emphasis on comfort. Please keep in mind that meeting rooms tend to be cool, so dress accordingly. For those attending the Fine Art tour, please note that gym shoes and jeans are not acceptable attire for the Union League Club.

The address of the JW Marriott Chicago is 151 West Adams Street, Chicago, IL 60603.

Taxis are easily available from either Chicago’s O’Hare or Midway airports. Public transportation via the Blue Line (from O’Hare) or Orange Line (from Midway) is also a great option to get into the city. For more information on these options, visit

GO Airport Express offers airport shuttle services between Chicago area locations and O'Hare and Midway Airports. Efficient, safe, and economical airport shuttles depart from O'Hare and Midway Airports every 15 minutes for Chicago downtown and many suburban locations. Ground transportation is arranged by making a reservation. Please Click Here to make your airport shuttle reservation/s, or call 1-800-284-3826 and use your 10% discount code: “ISA” (all one word).

Other questions before you go?
Contact us at ISA Headquarters! Email or call 312.981.6778

We look forward to seeing you in Chicago!