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ASA Wisconsin Chapter Website Spotlight

Editors Note: The Wisconsin Chapter of the American Society of Appraisers brings together appraisers across disciplines from all across Wisconsin. The spotlight today is on ASA’s Wisconsin Chapter’s website. The website is the works of Theresa Zeidler-Shonat, ASA and President of the Wisconsin Chapter. To learn more about the Wisconsin Chapter and their website we sat down with Theresa for a little Q&A.

Theresa Zeidler-Shonat, ASA and President of ASA's Wisconsin Chapter.

Theresa Zeidler-Shonat, ASA and President of ASA’s Wisconsin Chapter.

Q: We’d like to commend the ASA’s Wisconsin Chapter on the design of your website. What was your vision for the website?
A: The vision for the website was multi-faceted, and it was designed to accomplish multiple goals. It is more and more true that people do research online before making decisions about hiring an appraiser – or, for that matter, spending money on anything. It is, therefore, crucial to not only have an online presence, but have a presence that reflects the caliber of service you provide. The Wisconsin Chapter has some excellent appraisers, and we wanted our website to communicate that excellence. To that end, it is working well, as we have received inquiries requesting help finding a local appraiser, and inquiries from people who are interested in joining the ASA.

Our other primary goal was related to facilitating chapter communication. We wanted to make it easy for our members to find information about the chapter – be it meeting dates and times, officer contact information, past meeting minutes, or slide decks from presentations at chapter meetings.

Related to that goal, we wanted to make it easy for people to RSVP for meetings, so we’ve included online registration and online payments as part of the website. This both simplifies the RSVP process for chapter members and reduces the administrative time officers spend managing and coordinating chapter meetings.

ASA's Wisconsin Chapter's website home page.

ASA’s Wisconsin Chapter’s website home page.

Q: What challenges did you face in bringing your vision to life on a website?
A: We set ourselves a few targets as part of the decision-making process: we wanted to contain costs of both the design and ongoing maintenance of the website, we wanted to have a website user interface that was easy and intuitive, so that updating the website could be done by pretty much any member of the chapter who was interested in taking on the responsibility down the road, and we wanted to make sure that maintaining the website didn’t become a full-time job in and of itself.

To that end, I looked at a number of webhosting services, and particularly ones that also offered site design services or templates. I then did an informal poll of a few people I know whose actual full-time job involves at least some webmaster duties, and considered their recommendations for a website platform. Ultimately, I ended up selecting WordPress as the right platform for our website. I was surprised to learn how many companies use WordPress for all or part of their websites – companies like The New York Times, CNN, People Magazine, LinkedIn, Groupe Vivendi… the list goes on and on. You can find it here, if you are interested.

We used a WordPress template for the site design, and we used WordPress to obtain our domain name – which, by the way, cost all of $26 for a year’s registration and domain mapping. That, plus the cost of a few stock photo licenses, was the total cost of our website. While we could have spent more by using a premium template, or registering multiple domain names, we chose to keep costs low – and we believe the website is very effective. Updating the website is simple – it uses WordPress’ dashboard, so if you can update a blog, you can update the website, and you can grant administrative access to as many, or as few, people as you would like.

The whole process was surprisingly easy and quick – it took approximately one afternoon to get from “we’re a go, let’s build a website!” to the point at which the website was up and running. I was familiar with WordPress, and have a personal interest in website design, which may have sped things up, but even if you were completely unfamiliar with WordPress, it’s so intuitive that the process would be relatively quick.

Beyond the “how do I build the foundation/where do I begin?” questions, we also looked at what the best way to manage online RSVPs. There are a number of free and low-cost services that do this. The one we chose, Eventbrite, doesn’t charge a fee for free events, but does impose a surcharge for collecting online payments. Payments are automatically deposited directly into our Chapter’s bank a few days after the meeting. It’s efficient, convenient, and easy. Researching online RSVP options took a few hours and a bit of discussion (convenience vs. lower fees was one of the discussion points), but once set up, it requires about 30 minutes of administrative time per meeting. In comparison to the amount of time it takes to manually manage RSVPs for meetings and take cash or checks to the bank, and hand-writing receipts (which is what we had been doing) it is an enormous time-saver.

Q: Can you explain the different efforts taken to market ASA’s Wisconsin Chapter appraisers to the people of Wisconsin?
A: This is a good question, and it is something that we are very much in the infancy of considering. Historically, the Wisconsin Chapter relied on its individual members to discuss the ASA in their own communications with their clients and prospective clients – and this is still a fabulous way to market. People like to do business with people the like, and they (usually) like people who talk to them. However, we know that demographic preferences are shifting – people always have the internet at their fingertips and an online presence is crucial.

Beyond that, people don’t want you to tell them how good you are, they want you to show them, to provide a demonstration of what you know. This is part the reason that the slide decks from our meetings are available on our website to anyone who goes looking for them, not hidden behind a members-only wall – it’s content marketing!

We also have a small-but-growing social media presence.

Q: Are there any other ways to interact with ASA Wisconsin Appraisers?
A: As I just noted, we have a social media presence. You can find us on Facebook and we have a LinkedIn group. We also have some content shared on SlideShare. We are considering a Twitter presence, but doing Twitter “right” requires a time commitment. Twitter is most effective as a marketing tool if it is used frequently. Once you in the habit of using Twitter frequently, you don’t want to just post marketing content on Twitter – you look like spam if you do that. Remember that Twitter is “social” media –you get the highest engagement/usefulness/return on your time and effort if 2/3 of your posts are actual interactions with people or human interest updates, and only 1/3 of your posts are marketing updates.

You can also look for our members on the “Find an Appraiser” page of the ASA’s website and reach out directly.

Editors Note: Thank you Theresa for taking the time to speak with us. We applaud ASA’s Wisconsin Chapter’s website on their clean, straightforward, easy to navigate and professional representation of their chapter and the Society. We hope this will inspire other chapters to actively engage with one another and their community!





2015 Personal Property Summer Camp Recap

For the third year running, the Personal Property discipline of the American Society of Appraisers partnered again this summer with Purchase College, SUNY, to offer an accelerated education program for appraisers that was held from June 6-21, 2015. The intensive “Summer Camp” enables students to earn their Purchase College Certificate in Appraisal Studies in just over two weeks. The program is designed to provide participants with the foundation needed to be a professional Personal Property appraiser.

Fran Zeman, ASA, the instructor of the PP202 class. Photo by Anthony Pellegrino,

Fran Zeman, FASA, the instructor of the PP202 class (front row, 4th from the left). Photo by Anthony Pellegrino.

The 2015 Summer Appraisal Camp included all four core Principle of Valuation (POV) courses that ASA-designated appraisers must complete: Introduction to Personal Property Valuation (PP/GJ201), Personal Property Valuation Methodology: Research & Analysis (PP202), Personal Property Valuation: Report Writing (PP203) and Personal Property Valuation: The Legal & Commercial Environment (PP204). The four courses in the program are the first step to becoming an ASA accredited appraiser.

The courses were taught by experienced and knowledgeable Personal Property instructors Edie Yeomans, FASA, Fran Zeman, FASA, Sandra Tropper, ASA and Charles Rosoff, ASA. The program attracted students from across the nation due to its unique offering of valuation theory education. Students this year came from a variety of backgrounds, including Fine Arts, American Indian Arts, Rare Books and Vintage Automobiles. To view photos from this year’s summer camp, click here.

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Some of the attendees of the summer camp at SUNY Purchase. Photo by Phil Neff.

Alexandra Fierro, a fine art specialist and Director of the Robert Berman Gallery and Santa Monica Auctions in Bergamot Station Arts Center in Santa Monica, CA, attended Camp 2015 and said regarding the quality of the camp, “It was a very intense and condensed process, however it was very enlightening and I learned much more than I anticipated. Each day was filled with many intriguing discussions, and I learned from not only the amazingly knowledgeable teachers, but from my classmates and peers as well.”

The Summer Camp, at SUNY Purchase, is just one example of the high quality, professional level education that ASA provides. If you missed this year’s Summer Camp opportunity, ASA is offering PP/GJ201, the first of the Personal Property POV courses, this Fall at The Huntington Library, Art Collections, and Botanical Gardens in San Marino, CA on September 9-12, 2015 and at Loyola University Museum of Art (LUMA) in Chicago, IL from January 20-23, 2016.

A Personal Property Valuation Appraisal: Report Writing Update (PP445) class will be held at the Mirage Hotel and Casino in Las Vegas, NV on October 16, 2015, and will take place prior to the 2015 International Appraisers Conference in Las Vegas, NV (October 18-21, 2015).

To read more about ASA Personal Property Education or to sign up for upcoming courses, be sure to click here.


Interview with L. Deane Wilson, ASA About IESC

Editor’s Note: The American Society of Appraisers has joined an international coalition of professional organizations with the aim of developing and implementing the first set of globally recognized ethics standards for property and related professional services. The International Ethics Standards Coalition (IESC) is made up of more than 25 leading standards bodies representing professionals working across the entire spectrum of land, property and construction related services. L. Deane Wilson, ASA, was recently nominated to the Standards Board of IESC. We sat down with Mr. Wilson to learn more about this new position.

L. Deane Wilson, ASA

L. Deane Wilson, ASA

Q: Could you please tell us a little about the International Ethics Standards Coalition (IESC)?
A: From IESC’s website; the global Coalition will write an International Ethics Standard consisting of high-level principles which will be implemented through codes of conduct owned by Coalition organisations and provide assurance, consistency and confidence to all users of professional services. Why? As the property profession changes and becomes increasingly international, so must our approach to developing and reinforcing professional ethics. Real estate is integral to whole societies and economies, it shapes and influences the world we live in and represents a significant proportion of all global wealth. For this reason, professionals have a duty to uphold the highest standards throughout the world.

Q: What are you personal priorities within IESC?
A: First I want to say that I am truly honored to have been asked to participate in this endeavor and to serve with such an outstanding group of professionals. My personal priorities are to help develop an understandable set of ethics that can be utilized by the various professional organizations as additional proof on their behalf to show the world that these organizations are committed to provide services at the highest level of professionalism possible and to promulgate the public trust.

Q: What do you hope to achieve as part of the Standards Board of IESC?
A: I have a Master’s Degree in ethics and I hope that my educational background can aid the IESC in producing a clear and precise code of conduct that will be not only adopted by all the member organizations, but will become the model for all professional organizations around the globe.

Q: Do you expect that Ethics Education will be a global requirement for VPO/Appraisal organization in the future?
A: If you look at any other profession such as accountants and attorneys, you will find that they are required to have a certain minimum number of hours of their CE in ethics every year. Interestingly, the appraisal profession as a whole has not had this requirement. And while appraisers are required to take USPAP, USPAP does not offer the depth of understanding in ethics equal to the other professional organizations. I cannot think of any reason not to require appraisers to take courses on ethics for each renewal period of their license and or designation.

Q: You are a member of ASA and now part of the Standards Board of IESC? How do the two functions work together? What does the IESC mean for Appraisal Organizations?
A: Many appraisers do not know that ASA is the only appraisal organization that has developed and presented an 8-hour course entirely devoted to professional ethics. In addition, ASA is the only professional appraisal organization whose ethics course is approved by TAF AQB. Good corporate ethics programs, such as the ASA’s, encourage individual virtue and integrity. The employee’s role in the community (ASA), helps foster virtue and integrity in individuals. Ascribing to additional ethical standards developed outside of the internal working of an organization shows the public that organization is willing to operate at the highest ethical behavior. This is particularly true as we move into the international arena and global standards.

Q: When will the Standards be completed?
A: The plan is to have a draft completed by December 2015.

Q: Can you give us some background information on the pre-conference ethics course (ALL220 – Ethics and the Appraiser) that you are teaching on October 15-18 in Las Vegas?
A: In this era of heightened fraud and unethical actions with the likes of Bernie Madoff, the meltdown of Wall Street, and the bailout of the banking system, and now FIFA, how do you prove to the world that you maintain the utmost integrity and perform your work with the highest ethical standards? One way to prove you are above reproach is to take ASA’s new specialized Ethics course. Ethics in Appraising goes far beyond USPAP and the IVS, and will arm the student with the knowledge to know when an issue might be legal, but might be unethical. The course dispels ethical myths and teaches the origins and types of ethics. Through a series of case studies, it presents an in-depth look at applied ethics for appraisers of all disciplines. The course presents ethical standards for the individual, the manager and the corporation. To register or for more information visit ASA Online or call (800) 272-8258.




Thank you to Louise T. Hall, ASA

Louise T. Hall, ASA and Brian Tierney

Louise T. Hall, ASA and Brian Tierney

Recent graduates, alumni and friends of the Appraisal Studies in Art and Antiques Program at the Rhode Island School of Design (RISD) gathered to celebrate the program’s visionary, teacher and mentor to many, Louise T. Hall, ASA, on June 2nd at the University Club in Providence. Louise Hall’s interest in both her students and appraisal education (plus a lot of hard work) assured the RISD-ASA program of success for the past ten years. Bidding farewell to RISD as host, Louise made the happy announcement that the program will be continuing in a new home. All assembled were thrilled to hear the news, and we look forward to hearing more about her and ASA’s newest venture in New England.

ML Peacor, Sharon Greene and Karen Waterman.

ML Peacor, Sharon Greene and Karen Waterman.

Brian Tierney, Appraisal Studies program graduate and instructor, read a proclamation from the American Society of Appraisers gratefully acknowledging Louise’s ongoing leadership in the fields of education, connoisseurship, and mentoring at the Rhode Island School of Design. Skinner Auctioneers and Appraisers provided beautiful flowers for the event. Louise’s students prepared a commemorative book of memories, tributes and best wishes. With hearty toasts and delicious desserts, old friends reconnected and new friends were made. Let us all wish Louise well and a bright future for Appraisal Studies in New England!


Learning & the Arts – Venue Spotlight for New Personal Property Education Initiative

Editor’s Note: ASA recently announced the launch of a new education initiative to address the anticipated demand for accredited personal property appraisers. PP/GJ201—Introduction to Personal Property Valuation, the first of four Principles of Valuation (POV) courses is scheduled for September and January. These foundation-building courses will take students through the various approaches to valuation and focus on the fundamentals and theory behind performing proper appraisals and the methodology behind the work. They are a necessary part of the requirements to become accredited. The courses will be held at two unique locations: The Huntington Library, Art Collections, and Botanical Gardens in San Marino, California and The Loyola University Museum of Art (LUMA). Both venues will provide an excellent backdrop for learning about the principles of valuing personal property. Below is a brief spotlight of these new and interesting venues. Entry to the museums during regular business hours is part of the course registration cost.

The Huntington Library

The Huntington Library located in San Marino, CA.

The Huntington Library, Art Collections, and Botanical Gardens (Sep. 9-12, 2015)
Located in San Marino, California near Pasadena and only twelve miles northeast of downtown Los Angeles, the venue is home to more than a dozen spectacular gardens spread across 120 acres of the estate. In addition to the gardens, students will be able to view The Huntington’s permanent collections of books, scientific achievements, European art dating from the 15th to the early 20th century, American art from the late 17th to the mid-20th century—including the exhibition Between Modernism and Tradition: British Works on Paper, 1941-1948, that includes two dozen drawings, watercolors and prints, drawn from The Huntington’s permanent collection. Participants can also view the Greene & Greene collection of decorative arts in the Scott Galleries. Other nearby Pasadena landmarks, include the Norton Simon Museum and The Gamble House.

Loyola University Museum of Art (LUMA)

Loyola University Museum of Art (LUMA)

The Loyola University Museum of Art (LUMA) (Jan. 20-23, 2016)
Located in historic Lewis Towers on the Magnificent Mile—the heart of Chicago’s cultural and shopping district. LUMA offers free admission and extended hours on Tuesdays, with guided tours daily at noon and 2pm. The permanent collection includes the D’Arcy Collection of European art from the Middle Ages, Renaissance and Baroque eras, and the LUMA Collection, which explores the enduring spiritual questions of all faiths and cultures through art ranging from Neolithic idols to contemporary photographs, prints and textiles. Other Chicago highlights within easy walking distance include the Museum of Contemporary Art, the old Water Tower building, now housing a photography gallery, Hildt Galleries at the Drake Hotel and Sotheby’s.

Entry to the museums during regular business hours is included in the course registration cost.

Click here to register for these classes or for more information about the ASA’s new Personal Property Education Initiative, or call (800) 272-8258.


ICVPME Set for Toyko


Richard Berkemeier, ASA, MTS Education Chair

Richard Berkemeier, ASA, MTS Education Chair

Editor’s Note: The International Conference on the Valuation of Plant, Machinery and Equipment (ICVPME) is set to take place October 26-28, 2015 in Tokyo, Japan. As a principal supporter, ASA plays a large role in the conference. Member volunteers are involved in all aspects of the conference, including planning, promoting and participating. To learn more we sat down with the Society’s Machinery & Technical Specialties education chair, Richard Berkemeier, ASA, who is also a member of the ICVPME organizing committee.

Q: What is the ICVPME?

A: The ICVPME is the leading event for plant, machinery & equipment valuers and appraisers from around the world. The conference offers educational sessions focusing on important international topics and trends presented by expert professionals, special events including evening receptions and off-site tours, and valuable networking opportunities.

Q: Who are the conference’s supporters?

A: The conference is jointly supported by the American Society of Appraisers (ASA), Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors (RICS), Australian Property Institute (API) and the China Appraisal Society (CAS). It is also be hosted locally by the Japanese Society of Independent Appraisers (JaSIA).

Q: What are the “hot topics” this year’s conference will be looking at?

This year’s conference will feature a full line up of interesting and informative educational sessions, including presentations on: international valuation standards; valuation diligence; buyer wants; obsolete old facilities/liquidation & disposal; assets retirement obligations; cost of capital; jade; Japanese high speed train system; global banking industry; new era valuations; ISO 55000; Chinese appraisal practices; plant and machinery valuation in Nigeria; utility & infrastructure valuation; intellectual property; and fair value/IFRS 13.

Q: Anything special planned for attendees or guests?

A welcome reception and gala dinner have been planned, as well as an off-site cruise tour of the Yakatabune river.

Q: Are there any registration discounts available?

Yes, an early registration discount is available. Register by August 15, 2015 and save nearly $200 USD.

Q: Where can individuals register or learn more about the ICVPME?

A: Individuals looking to register or to learn more about the event can download the conference brochure or visit the conference’s website at


ASA’s Valuable Impact


One of ASA’s new zero-waste collection boxes.

As the society expands its global presence, steps are being taken at headquarters to reduce its footprint.

A zero-waste recycling program was recently introduced at ASA’s international headquarters. The program attempts to reduce materials sent to landfills by recycling items thought to be non-recyclable.

The program was introduced in May and ASA staff have enthusiastically embraced it. Zero-waste collection boxes continue to fill up, while materials in trash bins have sufficiently decreased.

The newly adapted recycling program offers the following advantages:

  • Aids in reducing the amount of harmful carbon emissions that are released into the environment.
  • Helps to avoid the leaching of harmful toxins into the soil and groundwater.
  • The recycled materials are transformed back into “raw” materials, which helps to ensure renewable resources while lessen resource depletion.

With so many great benefits, it’s easy to see why staff is proud to be participating in this zero-waste recycling program.


New SBA SOP Revisions Update

John D. Russell Director of Government Relations

John D. Russell
Director of Government Relations

Editor’s Note: On May 4, the Small Business Administration (SBA) released an Information Notice updating its Standard Operating Procedures (SOPs). As part of the Notice, SBA has changed its requirements for going concern appraisals of businesses with special purpose property. To learn more about these revisions and the impact on ASA-designated real property appraisers and assessors, we sat down with the Society’s Director of Government Relations, John D. Russell.

Q: What do the new SBA SOP revisions cover?

A: The SBA’s just-released SOP revisions clarify that properly qualified real estate appraisers are authorized to perform going concern appraisals of businesses with special purpose properties.

Q: Can you expand on the impact to Special Purpose Properties?

A: If an applicant business operates from a Special Purpose Property (for example, car washes, hotels, gas stations with or without a convenience store, golf courses, medical facilities or bowling alleys), the going concern appraisal must be completed by a Certified General Real Property Appraiser with experience appraising the specific business/property type. Such appraisals must allocate separate values to the individual components of the transaction including land, building, equipment and intangible assets.

Q: Who are “qualified” real estate appraisers?

A: To be “qualified”, Certified General Appraisers must have completed no less than four going concern appraisals of equivalent special use property as the property being appraised, within the last 36 months, as identified in the qualifications portion of the Appraisal Report.

Q: Did ASA have a role in these revisions?

A: ASA was instrumental in SBA’s adoption of these changes to the SOP to ensure that RP appraisers who are properly qualified can provide going concern valuation services in connection with SBA’s 7(a) Loan Guaranty Program.

Q: How can ASA-designated real property appraisers and assessors benefit from the new SBA SOP revisions?

A: ASA has developed a new course: RP401 – Allocating Components in Going Concern Appraisals course for anyone wishing to learn more about this opportunity and how to add SBA work to their repertoire. The course has received CAP approval through the Appraisal Qualifications Board of the Appraisal Foundation and state-level continuing education approval in 29 states. View upcoming classes.

Q: Where can someone get additional information about the SBA Information Notice?

A: To read the SBA Information Notice, click here.


New Education Initiative Launched to Address Anticipated Demand for Accredited Personal Property Appraisers

Patrick H. Ela, ASA Chair, Personal Property Discipline Committee

Patrick H. Ela, ASA
Chair, Personal Property Discipline Committee

Editor’s Note: The American Society of Appraisers is launching a new education initiative to address anticipated demand for accredited personal property appraisers. The initiative will be tailored for those considering becoming an accredited personal property appraiser. The first of four Principles of Valuation (POV) courses are scheduled for September and January. These foundation-building courses will take students through the various approaches to valuation and focus on the fundamentals and theory behind performing proper appraisals and the methodology behind the work. They are a necessary part of the requirements to become accredited. To learn more about this initiative we sat down with the chair of the Society’s Personal Property Discipline Committee—Patrick H. Ela, ASA.


Q: What factors are driving this anticipated demand for accredited personal property appraisers?

A: As the transferring of assets from one generation to the next increases, there will be many situations when an appraisal of personal property will be needed, examples include estate tax, equitable distribution, basis establishment, probate, trust inventory and estate planning.

Q: Who is best suited for the new education initiative?

A: The initiative will be tailored for those considering becoming an accredited personal property appraiser, including museum or auction house staff members, art advisors, art/antique dealers, retired collectors or former art history students and scholars.

Q: What will the new education initiative encompass?

A: The program will include four foundation-building Principles of Valuation (POV) courses designed to take students through the various approaches to valuation and focus on the fundamentals and theory behind performing proper appraisals and the methodology behind the work. The courses are a necessary part of the requirements to become accredited.

The Huntington Library, Art Collections & Botanical Gardens

The Huntington Library, Art Collections & Botanical Gardens

Q: When and where will the courses take place?

A: The first of four Principles of Valuation (POV) courses are scheduled for September 9-12, 2015 at The Huntington Library, Art Collections & Botanical Gardens in San Marino, CA and January 20-23, 2016 at Loyola University Museum of Art (LUMA) in Chicago, IL.

Q: Why the new venues?

A: Education today is all about meeting the changing needs of learners. Not only does this include content and delivery, but also the environment. Providing a positive atmosphere conducive to learning is paramount. For those interested in becoming a personal property appraiser, these new venues with their wonderful displays and art-centric focus will bring a sense of familiarity, belongingness and inspiration.

Loyola University Museum of Art (LUMA)

Loyola University Museum of Art (LUMA)

Q: Where can prospective students register for classes or get more insight into becoming an accredited personal property appraiser?

A: Registration or more information is available online at or by calling (800) 272-8258. Additionally, a quick overview is available at:


Recap of the Houston Energy Valuation Conference

Region III Governor Carol Akers Klug, ASA and HeliValue$ President Sharon Desfor, ASA.

Incoming EVC Chair Laurie Leigh White, ASA, CPA/ABV & Outgoing EVC Chair David S. Butler, ASA, CPA.

The 5th Annual Houston 2015 Energy Valuation Conference was held on April 28, 2015 at the Federal Reserve Bank of Dallas, Houston branch. The American Society of Appraisers-Houston Chapter and the Houston TSCPA Foundation hosted this event.

Conference Chair David S. Butler, Jr. ASA, CPA provided the introduction for the event. There was a lineup of speakers presenting on topics such as energy derivatives, mining processes, Mexican energy reform, cost of capital, capital markets update, risk-adjusting reserves, offshore drillers and current SEC developments. The robust line up of presenters on leading-edge topics from experts proved to be a popular draw and attracted almost 150 attendees to the event.

Region III Governor Carol Akers Klug, ASA and HeliValue$ President Sharon Desfor, ASA.

Region III Governor Carol Akers Klug, ASA and HeliValue$ President Sharon Desfor, ASA.

Thank you to all our premier sponsor – Stout | Risius | Ross; lunch sponsor –bvagroup; breakfast sponsor – HSSK; Media partner – Oilpro; reception sponsor –McGladrey; standard sponsor – Mineral Valuation Specialists, Davis/Chamber Business Valuations and HeliValue$.