Here’s hoping everyone had a Merry Christmas and Happy New Year. Our Louisiana Chapter of the Appraisal Institute had a great year in 2015 under the leadership led by our past president Mr. Joe Mier, SRA. We all appreciate the hard work of his team and would like to thank them for their service. In 2016 we look forward to another great year under the leadership of our new Chapter Executive Board and officers:
Roland M.Hall, SRA – President
Art Schwertz, MAI – Vice President
Danny Blanchard, SRA – Treasurer
Kevin Lemoine, MAI – Secretary
In addition to our Chapters Executive Board, we are very fortunate to have Leslie Ortego as our Executive Director again for 2016.
Serving alongside our executive board members are our 2016 Committee Chairmen – including
Nominating Committee Chair – Joe A. Mier, SRA, AI-RRS
Membership Committee Chair – Danny Blanchard, SRA
Candidate Guidance Committee Chair – Sean McDonald, MAI
Government Relations Chair – Janis Bonura, SRA, AI-RRS
Education Committee Chair – Wayne Pugh , MAI
USPAP Support – Ross Shuffield, MAI
Regional Representatives – Janis Bonura, SRA, John Foti, MAI, and Todd Tidwell, MAI
I’m urging you to volunteer for a committee this year. The lifeblood of our Chapter depends on members who serve. Please contact the committee chair to volunteer for the committee you are interested in serving. During 2016 our Louisiana chapter is looking forward to having local chapter meetings and events all across our state to include Shreveport, Baton Rouge, & New Orleans.
Education opportunities already planned for 2016 include:
2016 7hr National USPAP Update – January 29th - Baton Rouge, LA
Valuation by Comparison – February 19th – Baton Rouge, LA
Contract or Effective Rent: Finding the Real Rent – March 23rd – Baton Rouge, LA
The key to a successful 2016 will be our continued cooperation with the Louisiana Real Estate Appraisers Board, Louisiana Real Estate Appraisers Coalition, Louisiana Realtors Association and our states 13 local Realtor Boards, the MLS, the Louisiana Bankers Association and Louisiana Home Builders Association, as each of these group’s members share our goals.
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.
Roland S. Hall, SRA
1941 East 70th St.
Shreveport, LA 71105