Kansas City Chapter

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A Message from 2019 Chapter President, Matt Speer, MAI


 

Dear KC Appraisal Institute Colleagues

I am excited to serve as the President of the Kansas City Chapter of the Appraisal Institute in 2019.  I am thrilled to be working alongside an outstanding group of people on the board this year:

  • Alex Hoenig, MAI – Vice President
  • Jill Adams – Treasurer
  • Daniel Frazee, MAI – Secretary
  • Steve Seat, MAI –Director
  • Brock Heyde, MAI – Director
  • Andrew Baker, MAI – Director
  • Dennis Dull, MAI – Immediate Past President

I would like to thank Dennis Dull for his outstanding leadership as the President in 2018.  His work last year left the chapter in a good position going forward.  I also want to thank Rosanne Saitta, our amazing Executive Director.  It is difficult to state how much she does for the chapter.

Education

Last year, the Education Committee began a transition from focusing on Qualifying Education to now focusing on Continuing Education.  The current chapter membership is heavily weighted towards certified and designated appraisers.  This is a change from the recent past, when the chapter had a large group of young appraisers working their way up in the industry.  Based on this change, the Board made the decision in 2018 to focus more on homegrown education.  This provides us with the best opportunity to directly benefit our members.  There is a lot of flexibility in what the chapter can offer for homegrown education.  The topics can be more personalized more than what is offered at the national level.  If you have any ideas for topics please reach out to our Education Committee. 

In 2018 we offered fourteen hours of homegrown education that were very well attended.  A special thank you to our instructors for these offerings: Peter Christianson, Doug Potts, MAI, Mark Linne, MAI, SRA, AI-GRS, and our very own Don Gossman, SRA. 

The plan for 2019 is to build on the success of last year, and offer two more full-day homegrown seminars.  The Education Committee will be chaired by Garrett Connolly this year. He will be joined on the education committee by Brian McHenry, MAI, Don Gossman, SRA, and Jacob Davis.    Please watch out for our newsletters in 2019 for more information on the education offerings. 

Communications

The Communications committee is responsible for the newsletter and website. It is chaired by Brock Heyde, MAI.  If you need to post a job opening or look for one, please contact Brock for help.

Candidate Guidance

For those working on a path to designation, this committee is chaired by Brian McHenry, with support from Jason Roos, and Brian Gehlen.

Nominating Committee

If you have a suggestion for the next round of leaders, this committee is chaired by Immediate Past President Dennis Dull.  The rest of the committee will be filled at our first chapter meeting in the first quarter of 2019. 

Finance

Last year the Chapter made the switch to CFMAP.  This is essentially a change in our accounting processes. The bookkeeping will now be handled by the Appraisal Institute National Staff.  I want to stress that this is only an accounting function, and has no bearing on how we decide to spend our money as a chapter.  Since the bookkeeping is being done by the Appraisal Institute staff this will free up Rosanne, our Executive Director, to spend more time on other chapter benefits.  If you have any questions on chapter finances, this committee is chaired by Treasurer Jill Adams and includes VP Alex Hoenig, and Secretary Daniel Frazee.

Government Relations

A lot happening on both the national and state levels. This committee by default includes the immediate Past President, current President and Vice President.  If you have any questions, feel free to contact them. 

It’s an honor to serve alongside this great team and in a chapter that has some of the best and the brightest in the industry.  We are anticipating an exciting and rewarding 2019.

 

Thanks,

Matt

 

 

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