Sandie Tropper to Head TAFAC

The American Society of Appraisers recently announced that fellow personal property appraiser Sandra Tropper, ASA has just been elected to chair The Appraisal Foundation Advisory Council (TFAC).

Congratulations to Sandie and thanks for her dedication and promotion of the personal property profession.  Her election to Chair of TFAC certainly shows the progress and growing influence personal property appraisers have gained in the past few years with Appraisal Foundation.

ASA released
HERNDON, VA— The American Society of Appraisers is pleased to announce that Sandra Tropper, ASA, has been elected to the chair of The Appraisal Foundation Advisory Council (TAFAC). TAFAC is comprised of members from associations who accredit appraisers (about 120 of them), and government bodies such as IRS, Justice Department, Fannie Mae & Freddie Mac. The TAFAC council makes recommendations to the Foundation, Appraisal Qualifications Board (AQB) and Appraisal Standards Board (ASB) on issues that address changes and current circumstances in the appraisal universe. Sandra has served on TAFAC for 4 years, and is an accredited appraiser with a specialty in Fine Art.

ASA Executive Vice President Jane Grimm notes, ”Sandie has been a well-respected member of ASA for many years and has taken leadership positions within its Personal Property (PP) Committee, most notably as its chair and education chair. Sandie is not only an instructor of USPAP for PP, but worked with the Appraisal Standards Board (ASB) in the creation of the USPAP for Personal Property course. Her passion for the profession is obvious and it’s no surprise that her knowledge and talent has put her in others’ leadership. We wish her great success in her new position!”

Sandie Tropper, ASA states, “I am both proud and excited to be the new chair of The Appraisal Foundation Advisory Council (TAFAC). It is important to both the personal property discipline and the ASA organization, as a sponsor of The Appraisal Foundation. The upcoming year will be an important one for the entire profession and a great year to have an ASA representative elected as leader of the council. Personal property appraisers have made great strides towards credibility in the world of professional appraisers; this is another step in the right direction.”

ASA’s Director or Government Relations John Russell, JD, comments, “Every time I’ve had the opportunity to work with Sandie on behalf of ASA, I am impressed with her ability to see how policy implications will impact day-to-day professional appraisal practice and make recommendations that benefit every stakeholder. She will be a champion for the profession in her new role as chair of TAFAC.”

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