ASA Department Profile Series: Accreditation & Reaccreditation

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(Left to Right) ASA’s Accreditation & Reaccreditation Team: Megan Seid, Joy Brown and Jennifer Schleining

The American Society of Appraisers (ASA) confers two designations upon qualified candidates—the Accredited Member (AM) and the Accredited Senior Appraiser (ASA). Additionally, the Society also offers various specialty programs like Ad Valorem/Mass Appraisal, Aircraft, Appraisal Review & Management, Intangible Assets, Master Gemologist and others.

Keeping track of the thousands of individuals and their pursuit of these designations or specialties falls under the responsibility of ASA’s Accreditation & Reaccreditation Department. Each year the department generally receives, reviews and processes approximately 200 accreditation applications and over 500 reaccreditation applications, responds to 3,000 phone and 13,500 e-mail inquiries and updates more than 2,000 member records. The department also works closely with Society and local chapter event planners to ensure continuing education offerings are properly managed and recorded.

The department is currently comprised of three people: Joy Brown, Jennifer Schleining and Megan Seid:

Joy Brown presenting on ASA headquarters’ new zero-waste recycling program.

Joy Brown presenting on ASA headquarters’ new zero-waste recycling program.

Joy Brown, Senior Manager, is responsible for the overall management of ASA’s accreditation and reaccreditation services as well as the processing of accreditation and reaccreditation applications for the Machinery & Technical Specialties and Appraisal Review & Management disciplines. Her dedication and commitment were recognized in 2015 with the bestowing of the Society’s Sylvia Wade Olson Award. She also was instrumental in launching a new zero-waste recycling program at ASA’s headquarters in Reston, VA. She has been with the Society for a full decade. Joy’s tenure, along with her educational background and 10 years of work experience provide her with an in-depth knowledge of the various complex systems and policies/procedures necessary to successfully run an international multidiscipline organization. She has a Bachelor of Arts degree in Psychology with an emphasis in Business and a minor in Merchandising from Marymount University where she graduated cum laude, and has spent her entire career with ASA. Joy may be reached at (703) 733-2134 or jbrown@appraisers.org.

Jennifer Schleining representing ASA at the 2016 American Alliance of Museums MuseumExpo.

Jennifer Schleining representing ASA at the 2016 American Alliance of Museums MuseumExpo.

Jennifer Schleining, Services Specialist, oversees all accreditation and reaccreditation services related to the Real Property and Personal Property disciplines. She also serves as staff liaison for the Personal Property Discipline Committee and recently assisted with sponsor procurement for the 2016 ASA Personal Property Annual Connoisseurship Conference and represented the Society at the 2016 American Alliance of Museums MuseumExpo. She has been with the Society for over two years. Jennifer’s educational background and 10 years of work experience are an excellent fit for her role and help her speak to and understand the unique needs of the professionals she engages with. She has a Bachelor of Arts degree in Art History with a minor in Classical Studies from the University of North Carolina at Greensboro, a Master of Arts degree in Curatorial Studies and Art in Contemporary Culture from Bard College, Center for Curatorial Studies and a Certificate in Meeting and Event Planning from the University of North Carolina at Charlotte, Continuing Education Department. Prior to ASA Jennifer worked as a membership director for The Charlotte Museum of History and in various fundraising and development positions for organizations including The Corcoran Gallery of Art, the National Association for Music Education (NAfME), Give a Note Foundation, Tudor Place Historic Home and Garden and The Madeira School. Jennifer may be reached at (703) 733-2117 or jschleining@appraisers.org.

Megan Seid representing ASA at the 2016 Heckerling Institute of Estate Planning Conference.

Megan Seid representing ASA at the 2016 Heckerling Institute of Estate Planning Conference.

Megan Seid, Services Specialist, oversees all accreditation and reaccreditation services related to the Business Valuation & Gems & Jewelry disciplines. She has also represented the Society at various course sites, committee meetings and the 2016 Heckerling Institute of Estate Planning Conference. She has been with the Society for over two years. Megan’s educational background, technology expertise and 10 years of work experience enable her to respond quickly and accurately in her data-driven role. She has a Bachelor of Science degree in Communication with a minor degree in Marketing from Old Dominion University, along with an extensive technology training/usage in Aptify, Euclid Clear Vantage, SharePoint, Noah, Peachtree, Salesforce and others. Prior to ASA Megan worked as an assistant manager of continuing education for the Brick Industry Association and as a credentialing manager for the Board of Registered Polysomnographic Technologists. Megan may be reached at (703) 733-2122 or mseid@appraisers.org.

Together, these three individuals help grow and usher in a new generation of credentialed members and assist in the continued advancement of members and other allied professionals.

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