The Appraisal Institute has announced its “Volunteer of Distinction” honorees for January: Iverson C. Grove, MAI, SRA, of Region V (Northern Indiana/Southwest Michigan Chapter); Orell C. Anderson, MAI, of Region VII (Southern California Chapter); and Roman Cherwonogrodzky, SRA, of Region VIII (Houston Chapter).
The Appraisal Institute’s member recognition program honors members for their volunteer service to the Appraisal Institute, to the real estate valuation profession and to their local communities. Each month, the Appraisal Institute recognizes one honoree in each region as a Volunteer of Distinction.
Region V consists of Indiana, Kentucky, North Carolina, Ohio, Virginia and West Virginia. Region VII consists of Arizona, Hawaii, Southern California, Southern Nevada and Guam. Region VIII consists of New Mexico and Texas.
Grove serves on the Northern Indiana/Southwest Michigan Chapter’s Membership Admissions, Development and Retention Committee (since 2003) and as associate guidance chair general and residential (since 2009), served as alternate regional representative in 2010, admissions chair in 2010, 2007 and 1998-1999, education chair in 2008, regional representative in 2006, chapter president in 2005-2006, 2001 and 1989-1990, chapter vice president in 2004 and 2000, regional representative in 2004, candidate guidance chair general and residential in 2003 and 1999, government relations chair in 2003, second vice president in 1999, chair of the Appraisal Institute’s Residential Appraiser Council Guidance Subcommittee from 1996-1997, vice chair in 1995 and subcommittee member from 1993-1995. He became a member of the Appraisal Institute in 1990, earned his SRA designation in 1988 and his MAI designation in 1996.
Anderson served as Finance Committee chair of the Southern California Chapter in 2007, secretary/treasurer of the Southern California Chapter from 2006-2007, regional representative for the Southern California Chapter from 2002-2006, on the Appraisal Institute’s Region VII Nominating Committee from 2002-2004 and 2007 and as Chapter Executive Board member from 2001-2003. Over the course of 18 years, he served as a technical adviser and instructor for several Appraisal Institute seminars. He became a member of the Appraisal Institute in 1991 and earned his MAI designation in 1998.
Cherwonogrodzky is a member of the Appraisal Institute’s International Relations Committee (since 2009) and is the Region VIII education liaison (since 2010). He served as the Houston Chapter’s public relations chair in 2010, attended the Appraisal Institute’s Leadership Development & Advisory Council conference in 2009, was the Houston Chapter’s education chair from 2008-2009 and was the Appraisal Institute’s chief delegate to the Ukraine from 2002-2011. He became a member of the Appraisal Institute in 1999 and earned his SRA designation in 2008.
Appraisal Institute members may nominate members by submitting the nomination form to their chapter’s executive director or president. Each region’s honorees then are chosen by their regional executive director in conjunction with the region’s chair and vice chair. See the nomination form and additional information about the “Volunteer of Distinction” program.