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Meet the Presenters: 2017 ASA Personal Property Annual Connoisseurship Conference

ASA’s 2017 Personal Property Annual Connoisseurship Conference is set to take place on May 4-6, 2017 in Boston, Massachusetts. With the theme of the conference, The Eye of the Beholder, this year’s lineup of speakers and topics will ensure stimulating and thought-provoking subjects that all will want to attend.

Here’s a look at this year’s lineup:

Topic: The American Impressionists in Connecticut
Jeffrey W. Andersen, Director │ Florence Griswold Museum
AndersenJeffrey Andersen is the Director of the Florence Griswold Museum, where he has served for 40 years. A native of Northern California, Andersen holds a Master of Arts in Museum Studies from Cooperstown Graduate Program (SUNY-Oneonta) and a Bachelor of Arts in History from Lewis and Clark College. Under his direction, the Florence Griswold Museum has evolved from a seasonal attraction with visitation of fewer than 1,000 per year to a dynamic art and history museum of over 75,000 visitation annually.

Topic: Asian Art and Asian Styles in Colonial America
Dennis Carr, Curator │ Museum of Fine Arts Boston
CarrDennis Carr is the Carolyn and Peter Lynch Curator of American Decorative Arts and Sculpture at the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston. He was a co-curator of MFA’s award-winning 53-gallery Art of the Americas Wing and a contributing author to various books. He holds graduate degrees from Yale University in the History of Art and the Winterthur Program in Early American Culture. His critically acclaimed exhibition, Made in the Americas: The New World Discovers Asia, has awarded him with grants by the National Endowment for the Humanities and the Terra Foundation for American Art.

Topic: Opening Remarks
Nelson O. Clayton (Ned), ASA, Chair │ Boston’s ASA’s Personal Property Committee
ClaytonNelson Clayton is part of ASA’s Boston Personal Property Committee and founded ASA’s Investment Advisory Committee. Following a successful career in international banking, he joined ASA in 1991, received a Certificate in Art and Antiques Appraisal at Long Island University in 1995 and became an Accredited Senior Appraiser in 2004 and a Fellow in 2015. He has organized four seminars focusing on early American antiques and decorative art and has a personal interest collecting Boston Arts and Crafts Silver, particularly “Colonial Revival” pieces. At one point he purchased a Benjamin Burt silver cann matching one in the collection at Colonial Williamsburg and subsequently donated his cann to the Foundation.

Topic: Identifying Ceramics through Material and Method of Manufacturer & Ceramics: Differences among Pottery, Stoneware and Porcelains
Nicholas Dawes, Vice President of Special Collections │ Heritage Auctions
DawesBioNicholas Dawes is Vice President of Special Collections for Heritage Auctions in New York. After immigrating to the United States from Staffordshire, England, he controlled the Department of Ceramics and Glass at Phillips Fine Art Auctioneers in New York and has spent the last thirty years in the antiques or auction business. He is a former auctioneer and appraiser and is the author of four standard works on decorative arts including Lalique Glass and Majolica. He is familiar to many through frequent appearances on PBS’s Antiques Roadshow since the first season in 1996, appraising ceramics, glass, silver and decorative arts.

Topic: Discussion on Changing Demographics and Its Effect on Values
Jonathan Francis, Principal │ Bien Fait Decorative Arts Valuation Services, LLC
Francis photoJonathan Francis is the principal and founder of Bien Fait Decorative Arts Valuation Services, LLC. Mr. Francis uses his experience in investment management and economics as a foundation for his work as a skilled, independent appraiser. Mr. Francis is trained as a professional economist and holds a Ph.D. in economics from the University of Michigan. Prior to founding Bien Fait he had spent thirty years in the financial services and consulting industries. Most recently, he was Head of Global Strategy and Senior Economist at Putnam Investments in Boston.

Topic: Boston Silver & Boston Arts & Crafts Silver, Particularly “Colonial Revival” Silver
Nonie Gadsden, Senior Curator of American Decorative Arts and Sculpture │ Museum of Fine Art Boston
Nonie Gadsden Carolyn and Peter Lynch Curator of Decorative Arts and SculptureNonie Gadsden is the Katharine Lane Weems Senior Curator of American Decorative Arts and Sculpture at the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston. She earned her Bachelor of Arts from Yale University and her Master of Arts from the Winterthur Program in Early American Culture at the University of Delaware. At MFA, Gadsden helped plan and install the award-winning Art of the Americas Wing comprising 53 galleries featuring the arts of North, Central, and South America.

Topic: Massachusetts College of Art and Design’s Print Making Shop Tour and Print Making Demonstrations
Nona Hershey, Professor and Coordinator of the Print Making Department │ Massachusetts College of Art and Design
nonahersheyNona Hershey is a professor and the coordinator of the Print Making Department at Massachusetts College of Art and Design. She has participated in over 150 Print Biennials and Group Exhibitions internationally and has done several solo exhibitions. Editions of her prints have been published by the Metropolitan Museum of Art, Associated American Artists, Mary Ryan Gallery, Laboratorio Artivisive, Foggia, Lario Cadorago, Associazione Amici dell’Arte, Il Ponte Editrice, Hartford Art School, the Print Club of Rochester, and the University Print Club.

Topic: Discussion on Changing Demographics and Its Effect on Values
Karen M. Keane, Partner, Chief Executive Officer │ Skinner Inc.
Keane photoKaren Keane is the Chief Executive Officer at Skinner, Inc. She oversees the operation of one of the world’s leading auction houses and is a viable player in the international art and antiques marketplace. Along with running the company, she is also one of firm’s most versatile appraisers with broad knowledge of furniture and fine and decorative arts. Karen is also a familiar face and leading appraiser on the PBS Emmy Award-winning TV series Antiques Roadshow. Karen obtained her Master of Arts in Art History from Boston University.

Topic: Material Analysis: New Techniques for Identifying Proteins and Modern Organic Pigments
Daniel P. Kirby, Ph.D., Conservation Scientist │ Private Practice
danDr. Daniel Kirby is a leader in the application development of Mass Spectrometry. He has developed Peptide Mass Fingerprinting (PMF), a new technique for identifying proteins and the species from which they originated from in works of art.  He has also developed techniques for using Laser Desorption Ionization (LDI) to identify artists’ materials, especially modern organic pigments. He has been working for more than 20 years on bioanalytical mass spectrometry and has published papers in peer-reviewed journals on PMF analysis of proteinaceous materials in ethnographic art objects.

Topic: Discussion on Changing Demographics and Its Effect on Values
Analee McClellan, ASA, Member At-Large │ ASA’s International Personal Property Committee
McClellan photoAnalee McClellan, ASA, is an independent Accredited Senior Appraiser located in the Los Angeles, area. She specializes in antiques and decorative arts, as well as popular culture memorabilia and residential contents. She has been an instructor of ASA’s Principles of Valuation courses, as well as classes on silver and tools for the appraiser in association with ASA’s University Partners. She is an active member of ASA, having served as the past president of the Los Angeles Chapter and the Public Relations Subcommittee of the Personal Property Committee. She is currently serving as a Member-at-Large on the ASA Personal Property Committee and on the ASA International Education Committee as the Personal Property Education Chair.

Topic: Provenance: Museum Best Practices in Provenance Research and Collecting Cultural Property
Victoria S. Reed, Ph.D, Curator for Provenance│ Museum of Fine Arts Boston
Reed photoVictoria S. Reed was named the Curator for Provenance at the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston (MFA), in July 2010. In this role, she is responsible for the research and documentation of the provenance of the MFA’s encyclopedic collection, the review of potential acquisitions and loans, and the development of due diligence policies and practice throughout the curatorial division. Previously, she was the Assistant Curator for Provenance and Research Fellow for Provenance in the MFA’s Art of Europe department. Reed has lectured widely and published extensively on matters related to provenance research.

Topic: Current Trends in British Ceramics at Auction
Stuart Slavid, Senior Vice President of European Decorative Arts │ Skinner Inc.
solStuart Slavid is the Senior Vice President of European Decorative Arts at Skinner Inc. Stuart is internationally recognized as one of the foremost authorities on Wedgwood pottery, and his life-long passion for English pottery and ceramics characterizes the strength of Skinner’s fine ceramics department. In addition, Stuart is a recognized expert in Asian material, particularly silver and porcelains. As a leading auctioneer and general appraiser at Skinner, Stuart often lectures, conducts benefit auctions, and can be seen regularly on the PBS series Antiques Roadshow.

Topic: Artist’s Work in Their Frames through the Centuries
Suzanne Smeaton, Frame Historian and Consultant │ Suzanne Smeaton LLC
Smeaton photoSuzanne Smeaton is the Frame Historian and Consultant for Suzanne Smeaton LLC. A pioneer in the study and scholarship of period frames, Suzanne Smeaton has framed fine art for over 38 years. Working extensively in the field of American period frames, Suzanne advises both public and private clients and conducts comprehensive frame surveys of public, private, and corporate art collections as well as American frame research projects. She has lectured to museum groups throughout the United States, researched and written educational videos, presented at numerous symposia, and curated and co-curated frame exhibitions in several museums.

Topic: Marks, Signatures and Unique Characteristics of the Object & Connoisseurship: The Development, Current Use and Pitfalls of Connoisseurship
Peter C. Sorlien, ASA, Senior Appraisers │ Accredited Appraisers
Sorlien photo2Peter Sorlien has 30 years of experience in appraising art and antiques. He has accumulated extensive experience with Illustration Art, Marine Art and art of the Cape Ann (Massachusetts) art colony, and has appraised a wide variety of antiques, from ancient glass to contemporary studio furniture. Mr. Sorlien has been a featured speaker at several ASA conferences, regarding the valuation of a corporate art collection, his appraisal of Jacques Cousteau’s expedition ship Calypso, and the principles behind Fair Market Value.

Topic: Ceramics: Differences among Pottery, Stoneware and Porcelains & Stoneware in America–Imported and Domestic Wares
Jayne Stokes, Consulting Curator and Design Instructor │ Rhode Island School of Design
72 Stokes Jayne photoJayne Stokes is a consulting curator and appraiser at Rhode Island School of Design who has taught classes on ceramics and silver. After earning a master’s degree through the Cooperstown Graduate Program, she joined the staff of Historic New England in Boston where she worked with a wide range of collections including ceramics of all types. She has served on the curatorial staff in the decorative arts collections of the Baltimore Museum of Art, Milwaukee Art Museum and Museum of Art, Rhode Island School of Design.

Topic: Discussion on Changing Demographics and Its Effect on Values
Carey Vose, Director │ Vose Galleries
voseCarey Vose is the director of Vose Galleries on Newbury Street, which is the oldest family-owned gallery in the country. Ms. Vose studied studio art and art history at the University of Maine, with a concentration in foundry work and welding. Prior to joining her parents in the family firm, she helped manage the Signature Contemporary Craft store in Chestnut Hill, Massachusetts. Ms. Vose has been a juror at a number of fine art exhibitions across New England, and has lectured on American art. She has also served on the Museum Council at the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston, as well as on the board of the Friends of Fenway Studios in Boston.

Topic: Opening Remarks
Edith Yeomans FASA, Chair │ Personal Property Committee
Yeomans photoEdith Yeomans has over 30 years of experience in the arts in Canada, including working for a prominent art dealers’ association, arts management, and copyright licensing. She has a Bachelor of Arts in art history from McMaster University and is a fine art specialist with extensive knowledge of contemporary Canadian and international art scenes. Ms. Yeomans is on the faculty of the American Society of Appraisers Principles of Valuation education program and teaches the Introduction to Personal Property Valuation course. Her articles on valuation issues have been published in Canadian and American journals, and she has spoken to a variety of groups about professional appraisal practices.

Register today at ASA Online and we will see you in Boston!

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2017 Corporate Jet & Helicopter Investor London Conference Recap

72 landmark hotelOn January 30-February 2, 2017, the American Society of Appraisers participated at the 2017 Corporate Jet Investor Conference and the 2017 Helicopter Investor Conference at the Landmark London Hotel in London, England. Both of these conferences are preeminent events in the corporate jet and helicopter world.

Each conference held a variety of prominent speakers from all across the global, exploring various issues within the aviation market. Presenters maximized audience participation which simulated discussions on the formulation of new solutions and concepts. These jam-packed conferences featured several ASA members which included ASA candidate Bob Zuskin, Daniel Hall, ASA, and Richard Berkemeier, ASA in What is my Jet Worth; ASA candidate, Bob Wilke, in Whose Aircraft is it Anyways; David Crick, ASA and Jason Kmiecik, ASA, in Valuing Helicopters; and sponsorship from Sharon Desfor, ASA and David Crick, ASA. Attendees enjoyed networking with over 500 new and existing contacts during each of the networking breakfasts, refreshment breaks, lunches, and cocktail receptions in order to help build and expand their relationships.

For more information on upcoming conference, visit ASA Online or call (800) 272- 8258.

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ASA International Virtual Chapter Event Recap

Central University of Finance and Economics Beijing Campus

Central University of Finance and Economics Beijing Campus

On December 3, 2016, ASA’s International Virtual Chapter’s President, Blake J. Runckel, ASA, presented at the International Forum on New Development of Assets Valuation in Beijing, China. Organized by the School of Public Finance and Taxation at the Central University of Finance and Economics, this year’s forum held five sessions discussing topics on the new economic situation and government reform measures, the breakthrough of the dilemma of assets valuation industry, the role that assets valuation plays in economic development of capital market, and the expansion of new business and field of assets valuation. Mr. Runckel’s presentation on the Enhanced Multiple, developed by Bradford Cornell and Rajiv Gokhale, gave profound insight that attendees enjoyed.

For more information regarding the International Virtual Chapter visit ASA online.

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IVSC AFWG Committee Visits Washington, D.C.

Jack Beckwith, ASA

Jack Beckwith, ASA

Jack Beckwith, ASA represented ASA at the 2017 International Valuation Standards Council (IVSC) AFGW event this month in Washington D.C. Mr. Beckwith, along with other representatives from valuation professional organizations met to discuss the publication of the International Valuation Standards.

ASA has adopted the new 2017 Edition and fellow ASA Members will be able to download the 2017 Edition through the ASA link at no charge. Changes to the original IVS version adds Standards IVS 300 which is applicable to the Machinery and Technical Specialties Discipline, as well as the development of Standards contributable to the IVS 101 Scope of Work, IVS 104 Basis of Value, and IVS 105 Valuation Approaches; the development of governance and organizational structure; the establishment of an internet website that allows for 72 AFWG DC Meeting 2.14.17internal and external communication and development of the IVSs; the International notoriety among valuation profession stakeholders; and the adoption of IVSs worldwide by various VPOs. With these new standards in place, this will further help facilitate the primary objectives of ASA on an International scale.

For more information regarding the new standards, visit ASA online.

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The American Gem Trade Association GemFair Conference Recap

72 AGTA LogoTuesday, January 31-Sunday, February 5, 2017, the American Society of Appraisers participated in the 2017 American Gem Trade Association Gem Fair and Conference in Tucson, Arizona. This year’s conference focused on the rise of silicosis and the health concerns within the colored gemstone industry.

Special attractions and extraordinary seminars were presented throughout the conference from prominent leaders of the industry. Topics included Sourcing of Pink Diamonds, Appraisal Forum, Digital Design Tricks for Gemstones, Proof of Provenance, Techniques for Small Scale Productions, One Hundred Years if Cultured Pearls, Secrets of the Gem Trade, International Property Law for Jewelers, 72 Boothalong with several others. The collection of this year’s AGTA Spectrum award winners were displayed and guests were given the opportunity to vote for the last spectrum award of the year. After a full day of lectures, attendees unwound and networked during receptions and cocktail hours.

ASA-GJ sponsored a booth at the conference, manned by 14 ASA members.  ASA’s CEO, Jim Hirt payed a visit to the ASA Booth. The booth was organized by Marti Hubbard, ASA, MGA and Theresa Brossmer, ASA, MGA, ARM-GJ, whose commitment and leadership has furthered ASA recognition in the gems and jewelry industry.   Interest in ASA Membership was driven by high interest in the 9th edition of the Jewelry Appraisal Handbook offered for sale in the ASA booth.  All representatives with knowledge and understanding of the society, have played a key role in the efforts of ASA. “Volunteering for ASA takes on a realm of understanding and participation on a broad scale. It behooves every member to play a part” — Juanita Addeo, FGA, GG, ASA, MGA.

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(Left to Right): Mary B. Reich, ASA, MGA; ASA CEO, Jim Hirt, CAE; Theresa Brossmer, ASA, MGA, ARM-GJ

ASA would like to thank ASA CEO, Jim Hirt, CAE; Marti Hubbard, ASA, MGA; Theresa Brossmer, ASA, MGA, ARM-GJ; Juanita Addeo, FGA, GG, ASA, MGA; Carole C. Richbourg, ASA, MGA; Duane W. Hutchison, ASA, MGA; Kennon E. Young, ASA, MGA; Maury Woulf; Tracy L. Aros, ASA, MGA; Eleanor Smith; Eric M. Shelton, ASA, MGA; Harold Lindsay, ASA, MGA; Nancy Weiss; Monica L. Caldwell, ASA, MGA; Bradley C. Pear, ASA, MGA; Linda Salik; and Chandra Pennington for their hard work and commitment at the AGTA GemFair Conference!

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17th Annual Aircraft Education Program Preview

indexThis year, the National Aircraft Finance Association (NAFA) has teamed up with Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University (ERAU) and the American Society of Appraisers (ASA) to offer an eight hour course for aircraft appraisers at the National Aircraft Finance Association Annual Conference on Tuesday, March 21, 2017 at the Harbor Beach Marriott in Fort Lauderdale, Florida.

ERAU is the exclusive teacher of aircraft appraiser classes that are bringing their knowledge and expertise to this year’s program.  Designed to provide real world skills and best practices, this year’s program has been designed to create a more technical learning experience. This year’s topics include opening remarks from NAFA President, Chris Miller, and 72 Cessna172-CatalinaTakeOffEmbry-Riddle Aeronautical University Dean of Business, Dr. Michael Williams; The New Aircraft Accreditation Process through ERAU by Dr. Sunder Raghavan, ASA; USPAP Updates by Richard Berkemeier, ASA; Market Updates by Carl Janssens, ASA; Updates in Business Aircraft Maintenance Trends by George Kleros; NextGen Updates / ADS-B Equipage by Alexander Craig, Kenneth Byrnes, and Carey Miller; Effect of ASA Valuations on the Asset Management Process by Anthony Kioussis, Jeff Dunn, Luci Johnson, Alan Perzigian, and Kevin Sensenbrenner, ASA; Aircraft Insurance Updates by Louis Seno, ASA, Steve Johns, Edmund Underwood, and Jon Riemenschneider; and closing remarks from JSSI Chairman Emeritus, Louis Seno, ASA, and Citi Private Bank VP, Ford von Weise.

Open to the public and offered at the start of the National Aircraft Finance Association Annual Conference this spring, this eight hour course will include curriculum required by ASA to be accredited as an aircraft appraiser of commercial, business and general aviation aircraft including fixed-wing and rotorcraft, and other aerospace assets.

For more information regarding this course offering, contact Richard Berkemeier, ASA at richardberkemeier@gmail.com.

To register for this event visit NAFA Online.

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Energy Valuation Conference Preview

Houston_LogoEditor’s Note: The American Society of Appraisers Houston Chapter will host the 2017 Energy Valuation Conference on Wednesday, May 3, 2017 at the Federal Reserve Bank of Dallas in Houston, Texas.  ASA sat down with Laurie-Leigh White, ASA to take a closer look at this upcoming event.  

Can you give us a synopsis of the programs being presented?
This conference is designed to bring together prominent energy valuation professionals along with exceptional networking opportunities. The featured speakers are remarkable leaders in the energy industry from all across the United States possessing a variety of different perspectives. To give you some examples, we are having a SVP from Moody’s who will address the effect of oil prices on energy company credit, the Chief Economist from the Greater Houston Partnership, the Chairman and CEO of Netherland Sewell, among others.

What makes energy valuation so important to appraisers? 
This is a very dynamic and cyclical industry that affects different cities across the world such as Denver, Houston, and several others. Even if your client isn’t an energy company, energy can still play a vital role in its performance.

What can attendees expect to take away from this event?
Participants will have a better understanding of the current economic and geopolitical conditions of the industry. They will also find solutions to challenges they may face based on their locations. This is a very holistic and well-rounded conference that attendees will learn and enjoy from – not just appraisers.

When is the last day to register for this event and where can you register?
The last day to register for the conference is Thursday, April 26, 2017. Attendees be offered 10 hours of continuing professional education and can register through the American Society of Appraisers Houston Chapter as well as the Houston CPA Society’s websites.

72Coordinator Biography  
Laurie-Leigh White, ASA is a knowledgeable business valuation professional with more than 10 years’ experience. Ms. White received a Master of Science in Accounting, a Bachelor of Business Administration in Accounting, and a Bachelor of Arts in Political Science from Southern Methodist University, where she graduated with highest honors. Ms. White has been on the planning committee for the Energy Valuation Conference since its first launch and is serving as the current chair for the conference.

 

For more information, visit ASA online or contact us at (800) 272-8258.

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Heritage Auction’s Webinar Preview

indexEditor’s Note: The American Society of Appraisers has teamed up with Heritage Auctions to offer the Heritage Auctions: An inside Look at the Largest Collectibles Auction House webinar to be held on Wednesday, March 1, 2017 from 2:00pm-4:00pm ET. ASA got the chance to sit down with Meredith Meuwly to take a first look at this upcoming webinar.

Can you tell us a little bit on how this class was formed?
I attended ASA’s 2016 International Appraisers Conference in Boca Raton, Florida and Richard Berkemeier, ASA, who is part of the Machinery and Technical Specialties Discipline Committee, messaged me asking if I could arrange a webinar illustrating the history of Heritage Auctions to ASA members.

Can you give us a brief summary of topics that will be covered?
I will be covering the history and expansion of Heritage Auctions by giving you great inside stories on how it came to be. To give you a quick review we first started off by auctioning coins then comic books and now, all of a sudden, we became the third largest auction house in the world within a 35 year timeframe. I will also cover unique categories that are special to Heritage as well as free resources that are available for appraisers on our website, which is www.ha.com. This is a fantastic relationship building workshop where participates can ask questions to get to know Heritage and what we do best, that will hopefully encourage appraisers to use our services.

What audience is this webinar geared towards?  
This webinar is opened to all appraisers who are interested in Heritage Auctions and the services we can provide them and their practice.

What can attendees expect to take away from this class?
Participates will have a better understanding on who to contact within Heritage Auctions about their inquiries. They will also gain the ability to navigate through our free resources page on our website.

Instructor Biography
Meuwly_Meredith newMeredith Meuwly is a seasoned professional working in the international art auction and appraisal industry since 2001. Meredith earned her Bachelor’s degree in Classical Studies and Art History from Duke University and has a Master’s degree in Modern Art, Connoisseurship, and the History of the Art Market from Christie’s Education in New York. She spent five years in Christie’s New York Antiquities Department as a sale coordinator and cataloguer of ancient Greek, Roman, Egyptian, and Near Eastern works of art. During her time at Christie’s, she worked on numerous high profile auctions including the Doris Duke Estate, Ancient Egyptian Art from the Harer Family Trust, and the John W. Kluge Morven Collection of Ancient Art. Meredith joined Heritage Auctions in 2007 as Senior Consignment Director in the Fine & Decorative Arts Department, overseeing two auctions each year. In January 2010, she became the Director of Appraisal Services, preparing formal appraisals for 40 specialist categories. In addition to her duties at Heritage, Meredith participates as an appraiser for Antiques Roadshow on PBS, specializing in Glass, Silver, and Decorative Arts.

For more information, visit ASA online or contact us at (800) 272-8258.

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ASA BV201 Mexico City Course Recap

The American Society of Appraisers held an onsite training course from January 18-21, 2017 in Mexico City, Mexico. Participants of the BV201— Introduction to Business Valuation, Market Approach course were able to obtain thorough knowledge and expertise from ASA’s International Past President, Linda B. Trugman, ASA.

The Introduction to Business Valuation is the first course in the Principles of Valuation (POV) course series for the American Society of Appraisers. It introduces practitioners to the steps necessary to complete a valuation assignment and provides an overview of how to apply the Market Approach. More specifically, the course introduces the Guideline Public Company and Merger and Acquisition Methods through the use of a case study.

Students were extremely happy and impressed with the information provided and the structure presented to them. The course material had new and very important information and training that the students had not been exposed to previously

MexicoThe class was sponsored by ASA’s Mexico City Chapter and was attended by 40 local students.

The Society’s Onsite Course Program is a popular option for local chapters or organizations in need of training large groups or entire departments of staff. These special, client-centric courses provide educational experiences that can be customized to meet a local chapter or organization’s individual needs. The courses provide a convenient and cost effective means of helping members or employees with professional development opportunities and to achieve a designation with ASA.

For more information, visit ASA online or contact us at (800) 272-8258.

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ASA Attends the 51st Annual Heckerling Institute on Estate Planning

imagesThe 51st Annual Heckerling Institute on Estate Planning Conference was held on January 9-13, 2017 at the Orlando World Center in Orlando, Florida. The conference this year focused on the potential impact of the 2016 election and an update on the recently issued Section 2704 Proposed Regulations.

Jeffrey B. Reardon, ASA (Left) and Bryan M. Fleming (Right) speaking with attendees

Jeffrey B. Reardon, ASA (Left) and Bryan M. Fleming, ASA (Right) speaking with attendees

ASA was pleased to send representatives to the conference to help support ASA’s exhibitor booth. ASA volunteer members Robert H. Buchanan, ASA; Bryan M. Fleming, ASA; Mike McGovern, ASA Candidate; Jeffrey B. Reardon, ASA; Morgan W. Eldridge, ASA; Duane W. Hutchison, ASA, MGA; Thomas Seguin, ASA, MGA; and Marketing and Communications Assistant Jennifer Aguilar from ASA headquarters were on hand to answer any questions, provide information on what ASA has to offer, and informed all attendees about ASA’s free “Find an Appraiser” search tool. Volunteer members played a crucial role in representing ASA and explaining the importance of having the ASA designation.

ASA held a raffle with multiple prizes, 1 large Yeti cooler and 3 Yeti mugs. These prizes proved to be exceptional by the amount of business cards placed in the raffle bowl, over 600! Many attendees were impressed by the prize and spread the word, which sent a lot of traffic to ASA’s booth and gave ASA a greater ability to engage with conference attendees.

For more information regarding the “Find an Appraiser” tool, visit ASA Online or call us at (800) 272-8258.

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