Archive for December, 2012

A New Era: E-learning is Finally Fun

TweetBy: FastRead Editor Editor’s Note: ASA recently partnered with ScholarLab, a leader in online education, to revamp its self-study 7-hour USPAP Update Course for Personal Property, Machinery & Technical Specialty and Gems & Jewelry Appraisers. The “new and improved” course debuted back in September and has received positive reviews by students for its convenient online […]

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ASA, NAIFA File Comments Regarding Appraiser Complaint Hotline

TweetBy John D. Russell, JD, Director of Government Relations On December 18, ASA, along with the National Association of Independent Fee Appraisers, filed comments with several federal agencies regarding the implementation of the National Appraiser Complaint Hotline, as required by the Dodd-Frank Act. The rulemaking, dealing with Paperwork Reduction Act (PRA) issues raised by the […]

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Wise Receives Queen Elizabeth II Diamond Jubilee Medal

TweetAmerican Society of Appraisers’ member Richard M. Wise, FASA, FCBV has been awarded the Queen Elizabeth II Diamond Jubilee Medal in recognition of his 35 years of leadership in the field of business valuation, garnering international recognition as well as his dedicated service to the community and to Canada. Wise is a partner of MNP […]

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Two Ways the ‘Fiscal Cliff’ Could Impact Appraisers

TweetBy John D. Russell, JD, Director of Government Relations As we draw closer to the dreaded “fiscal cliff”, we’re all trying to figure out what the net impact of going over the cliff would mean to us personally and professionally. Just as important, however, is the question of what a possible deal ahead of the “cliff” would […]

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Member Profile, Jeremy Sanders, AM

TweetWe had a chance to catch up with Jeremy Sanders, AM, who recently launched his own company, United Food and Beverage that provides equipment appraisals for the food and beverage industry. Sanders is a member of the South Carolina Chapter of the American Society of Appriasers and recently acquired his AM. Read More below… Q. How […]

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Loss for Past ASA International President

TweetSarah W. “Sally” Job, 70, of Raymore, MO, died Nov. 1, 2012, wife of James T. Job, FASA, a past ASA International President (99-00). She worked as a legal secretary for Judge Jack Gant, an account manager for Kaiser Aluminum, and then was office manager for Job Real Estate Appraisal, the company she and Jim […]

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Member Profile: Les Miles Jr., FASA

Tweet We took sometime last week to talk to long-time member Les Miles, FASA. Below is a snapshot of the interesting conversation that transpired. Q. We know machinery and technical assets are getting more and more complicated as technology advances. Are appraisers keeping up with the pace? My background is electronics and my observation is […]

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Remembering Jack Washbourn

TweetDear Members of ASA, It is with great sadness that I report to you the passing of Jack Washbourn, Immediate Past President of ASA. I was informed of his passing on Saturday by Jack’s daughter. His death was unexpected and a tremendous shock to his family, colleagues and me personally. Jack was a dear friend, […]

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