Craig Steinley Elected 2021 Appraisal Institute Vice President

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CHICAGO – RealEstateRama – Craig Steinley, MAI, SRA, AI-GRS, AI-RRS, of Rapid City, South Dakota, was elected 2021 vice president of the nation’s largest professional association of real estate appraisers Thursday by its Board of Directors during the Board’s virtual meeting.

Steinley’s one-year term at the Appraisal Institute will begin Jan. 1, followed by one year each as president-elect, president and immediate past president. He will serve on AI’s Executive Committee and the policy-making Board of Directors all four years. He also will chair the Finance Committee in 2021 and the National Nominating Committee in 2024.

“I feel privileged to have been elected vice president of the Appraisal Institute, and I‘m excited to help guide the organization through these unusual times,” Steinley said. “I look forward to working hard for valuation professionals in the United States and around the world.”

Steinley is principal of Steinley Real Estate Appraisals and Consulting in Rapid City, and is a state-certified general appraiser and an Appraisal Qualifications Board-certified Uniform Standards of Professional Appraisal Practice instructor. He primarily provides litigation support services.

Steinley serves nationally on the Appraisal Institute Board of Directors as Region II vice chair. He previously served on the Audit Committee (2016-19), including as chair (2019) and vice chair (2017-18); as Region II chair (2017-18); on the Strategic Planning Committee (2017-19); Professional Liability Insurance Program Committee (2016-18); as Region II vice chair (2015-16); Region II third director (2014); on the Governance Structure Project Team (2013-16); and on the Professional Standards and Guidance Committee (2013-16). He also has served as president of the Wyoming and Western South Dakota Chapter (2012-13). He participated three years in the Leadership Development and Advisory Council conference, and is an education developer and instructor for the Appraisal Institute.

He received a 2015 Volunteer of Distinction recognition.

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The Appraisal Institute is a global professional association of real estate appraisers, with over 17,000 professionals in almost 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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