The Appraisal Foundation Board of Trustees today welcomed two new members and named Jeremy Gray as the new chair of the Board of Trustees. Leigh Lester of Long Beach, Calif., and Bob Morrison of Orlando, Fla., joined the board for three-year terms beginning Jan. 1, 2021, and current board member Robert Taylor was reappointed to a second three-year term. Current Board of Trustees Chair Leila Dunbar will become immediate past chair on Jan. 1, and Immediate Past Chair Ronny Johnson and board member Lisa Hobart will leave the board marking the end of their respective terms.
“We are so appreciative of the appraisers across the country who devote their time to serving on our boards,” said President Dave Bunton. “Over the years, these board members have helped us build public trust in the appraisal profession and set up our industry for success long into the future.”
The Appraisal Foundation Board of Trustees also named new members to the Appraisal Standards Board (ASB) and the Appraiser Qualifications Board (AQB). Scott Robinson of Salisbury, N.C., Craig Morley of St. George, Utah and Riley Busenlener of New Orleans, La., were appointed to the ASB, and Byron Miller of Minneapolis, Minn., was appointed to the AQB. Shawn Telford of Oxford, Miss., and Greg Harding of Gold River, Calif., were reappointed to the AQB. Wayne Miller and Mark Lewis will remain chairs of the ASB and AQB respectively, and John Ryan and Michelle Bradley will be vice chairs of each board.
The Appraisal Foundation is congressionally authorized to set standards and qualifications for real estate appraisers. It is governed by a Board of Trustees which oversees two additional boards, the Appraisal Standards Board and the Appraiser Qualifications Board, responsible for writing the standards and qualifications respectively.