The Louisiana Chapter

3500 N. Causeway Blvd.  Suite #160
Metairie, LA 70002
Phone (504) 251-6555


Thank you for visiting our website.  Our chapter leadership is very excited about the direction of the Louisiana Chapter of the Appraisal Institute.  We would first like to thank our 2017 Chapter President, Arthur Schwertz, MAI, for the high level of service extended to the chapter throughout 2017.  Secondly, we would like to thank our previous Executive Director, Leslie Ortego, for her service to the chapter.  We wish her well in her future endeavors.  At the same time, we welcome Nancy Linton-Hall as the chapter's new Executive Director.  She has over 20 years' experience as an Executive Director for Appraisal Institute chapters, having served both large and small chapters alike.  We are looking forward to drawing on her extensive knowledge and experience.  And finally, we welcome this year's leadership team: 

Daniel Blanchard, SRA – President
Kevin Lemoine, MAI - Vice President
Janis Bonura, SRA, AI-RRS - Treasurer
Robet Russell, MAI, SRA, AI-GRS - Secretary

Serving alongside our executive board members are our 2018 Committee Chairmen, including:

Education Committee Chairperson - R. Wayne Pugh, MAI, CRE
Nominating Committee Chairperson - Arthur Schwertz, MAI
Government Relations Chairperson – Cheryl Bella, MAI, AI-GRS
USPAP Support – Ross Shuffield, MAI
Regional Representatives – Kevin Lemoine, MAI; R. Wayne Pugh, MAI, CRE; and Bradley Bird, MAI

The lifeblood of our chapter depends on service and collaboration.  To that end, members and affiliates are encouraged to serve. Please contact a committee chair to volunteer. Additionally, we are looking forward to continued cooperation with the Louisiana Real Estate Appraisers Board, Louisiana Real Estate Appraisers Coalition, Louisiana Realtors Association, Louisiana Bankers Association and Louisiana Home Builders Association, as each of these groups' members share some common goals. Educational and networking events are planned across our state in 2018, including Shreveport, Baton Rouge, and New Orleans, so visit our website often to stay informed.  

Thank you for this opportunity to serve as your Chapter President. Please feel free to call me if I can be of any other service to you.


Daniel Blanchard, SRA



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