Appraisal Institute members provide volunteer service to their organization, their profession and their communities.
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.
The Appraisal Institute’s “Volunteer of Distinction” honorees for November are: Frank Trupia, MAI, of Region VI; Luther (Skip) Ogle, SRA, of Region VII; and Joe R. Price, MAI, SRA, of Region X.
A member of the Appraisal Institute since 1991, Trupia is chair of the Nominating Committee for the Northeast New Jersey Chapter (2011-12), served as chapter president (2009-10), chapter vice president (2003-04, 2007-08), chapter second vice president (2005-06), as a chapter board member for 10 years and has chaired all chapter committees. He received his MAI designation from the Appraisal Institute in 2002.
A member of the Appraisal Institute since 1991, Ogle serves as chair of the Nominating Committee for the Central California Chapter, as well as Government Relations Committee chair, a position he also held (2004-09). He was chapter president (2009-10) and chapter vice president and Education Committee chair (2006-08). He has facilitated a panel discussion with the Bakersfield Association of Realtors. He received his SRA designation from the Appraisal Institute in 2008.
A member of the Appraisal Institute since 1974, Price served as the first chair of Region X, as well as president of the South Florida Chapter and a member of the chapter Admissions Committee. He has instructed courses for the Appraisal Institute as a 27-year faculty member. Local speaking engagements include the Board of Realtors and Mortgage Bankers Association. He has also participated on panel discussions about topics including revisitation of use concepts, market value revisited and overview of standards. He received his MAI and SRA designations from the Appraisal Institute in 1975.
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. The nomination form and additional information about the “Volunteer of Distinction” program can be found at http://www.appraisalinstitute.org/membership/VolunteerOfDistinction.aspx.
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