Appraisal Institute Honors 13 National Award Winners


CHICAGO (Aug. 1, 2018) – (RealEstateRama) — Craig M. Harrington, SRA, AI-RRS, of Prior Lake, Minnesota; and Leslie P. Sellers, MAI, SRA, AI-GRS, of Clinton, Tennessee, were honored Tuesday with the Appraisal Institute’s Lifetime Achievement Award and Timothy P. Runde, MAI, of San Francisco, was named the recipient of the Outstanding Service Award during the Appraisal Institute Annual Conference in Nashville, Tennessee.

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Two individuals also were announced as winners of the annual President’s Award from the Appraisal Institute, the nation’s largest professional association of real estate appraisers with nearly 18,000 professionals in almost 50 countries. Additionally, eight individuals were honored by the Appraisal Institute Education and Relief Foundation, the Appraisal Institute’s charitable organization that offers education scholarships and disaster assistance to appraisers.

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.

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.

This year’s President’s Award recipients were Mark R. Ratterman, MAI, SRA, of Pittsboro, Indiana; and Scott Robinson, MAI, SRA, AI-GRS, AI-RRS, of Salisbury, North Carolina. 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.

The Appraisal Institute Education and Relief Foundation honored the following individuals: Nelson Bowes, MAI, AI-GRS, of Denver (Dr. William N. Kinnard Jr. Award) (posthumous); Don M. Emerson Jr., MAI, SRA, of Gainesville, Florida, (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, Virginia, 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, Florida, (Swango Award).

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The Appraisal Institute is a global professional association of real estate appraisers, with more than 18,000 professionals in nearly 50 countries throughout the world. Its mission is to advance professionalism and ethics, global standards, methodologies, and practices through the professional development of property economics worldwide. Organized in 1932, the Appraisal Institute advocates equal opportunity and nondiscrimination in the appraisal profession and conducts its activities in accordance with applicable federal, state and local laws. Individuals of the Appraisal Institute benefit from an array of professional education and advocacy programs, and may hold the prestigious MAI, SRPA, SRA, AI-GRS and AI-RRS designations. Learn more at

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