At the Appraisal Institute Annual Conference
in Nashville, Craig M. Harrington, SRA, AI-RRS of Prior Lake, Minn. and Leslie P. Sellers, MAI, SRA, AI-GRS of Clinton, Tenn. were honored with the Appraisal Institute’s Lifetime Achievement Award. The Lifetime Achievement Award is presented to an Appraisal Institute professional who demonstrates high ethical standards, has volunteered several years of service and has contributed to the Appraisal Institute on the international, national, region and/or chapter level; has served his or her community; and has contributed to the appraisal profession for at least 20 years.
Also among the honorees was Timothy P. Runde, MAI of San Francisco, named the recipient of the Outstanding Service Award. The Outstanding Service Award is presented to an Appraisal Institute professional who contributed ideas, service hours and dedication to ensure a program or effort is implemented at either the chapter, region, national or international level; is instrumental in the success of the program or effort, which must be far enough along to measure and provide proof of success; and the program or effort must be beneficial to chapters, regions or national or international professionals.
Two individuals also were announced as winners of the annual President’s Award: Mark R. Ratterman, MAI, SRA of Pittsboro, Ind. and Scott Robinson, MAI, SRA, AI-GRS, AI-RRS of Salisbury, N.C. The President’s Award is presented to an Appraisal Institute professional who is committed to the organization; currently engaged in its activities; an effective spokesperson; a representative at all times; and in touch with both the needs of other AI professionals and the changes that the organization must help its professionals to meet.
Eight individuals were also honored by the Appraisal Institute Education and Relief Foundation, the Appraisal Institute’s charitable organization that offers education scholarships and disaster assistance to appraisers, including: Nelson Bowes, MAI, AI-GRS of Denver (Dr. William N. Kinnard Jr. Award) (posthumous); Don M. Emerson Jr., MAI, SRA of Gainesville, Fla. (George L. Schmutz Award); and Paula K. Konikoff, JD, MAI, AI-GRS of Los Angeles (Y.T. and Louise Lee Lum Award).
The Appraisal Institute Education and Relief Foundation also presented The Appraisal Journal Awards to Richard L. Parli, MAI of Amissville, Va. and Norman G. Miller, Ph.D. (Armstrong/Kahn Award); Chris Mothorpe, Ph.D. and David Wyman, Ph.D. (Richard U. Ratcliff Award); and Patricia E. Staebler, SRA of Bradenton, Fla. (Swango Award).
From left: Leslie P. Sellers, MAI, SRA, AI-GRS, of Clinton, Tennessee (Lifetime Achievement Award); Mark R. Ratterman, MAI, SRA, of Pittsboro, Indiana (President’s Award); James L. Murrett, MAI, SRA, (2018 Appraisal Institute president); Scott Robinson, MAI, SRA, AI-GRS, AI-RRS, of Salisbury, North Carolina (President’s Award); Timothy P. Runde, MAI, of San Francisco (Outstanding Service Award)