ASA Helps Train New Generation of Valuation Professionals

At the International Award Luncheon held at the 2013 International Appraisers and Advanced Business Valuation Conferences in San Antonio. Pictured (standing, left to right): Caroline L. Seigel, AM, Alexander Ela, Brady Dreasher, (seated, left to right) Jennifer Carman, Daphne Srinivasan and Laurel Connel. Photo courtesy of Paul E. Drooks, ASA.

At the International Award Luncheon held at the 2013 International Appraisers and Advanced Business Valuation Conferences in San Antonio. Pictured (standing, left to right): Caroline L. Seigel, AM, Alexander Ela, Brady Dreasher, (seated, left to right) Jennifer Carman, Daphne Srinivasan and Laurel Connel. Photo courtesy of Paul E. Drooks, ASA.

One noticeable addition at ASA’s recent 2013 International Appraisers and Advanced Business Valuation Conferences in San Antonio was the increased numbers of prospects, applicants, candidates and newly designated ASA members just beginning their careers. Although detailed numbers are difficult to measure there was a noticeable change in this demographic of attendees.

“Networking, of course, is one of the best reasons to attend a conference. Sometimes we just need to get out of town so we are not distracted by our daily work and rituals, and because of that I got to spend a lot of time with many local friends from Southern California.  But I also continued to build relationships with people from around the world, and to get to know their specialties, their successes, their concerns, and their points-of-view”, commented Susan Yackley, who is a Candidate. “The conference is a great way to build a support system, in this, a most collaborative profession!”

Several of these attendees were profiled in an onsite video, including newly designated Roy P. Pacumio, ASA; Jennifer Carman, a candidate and Alexander Ela an applicant, both pursuing a designation in personal property; and Matthew Craycraft, a business valuation professional. The main benefits cited for attending included: education and networking.

ASA’s Personal Property Discipline has been actively training future appraisers through its University Partner Program, which combines ASA developed course curriculum and experienced member instructors with recognized and respected higher learning institutions. Students not only benefit from earning a professional designation, but also have the opportunity to pursue additional University sponsored program certificates. Current ASA University Partners include: New York School of Interior Design, Rhode Island School of Design, Purchase College SUNY and the University of Chicago Graham School.

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