Appraisal Institute names Jim Amorin CEO
CHICAGO, IL — The Appraisal Institute, one of the nation’s largest professional associations of real estate appraisers, announced it has hired Jim Amorin, MAI, SRA, AI-GRS, of Austin, TX, as its chief executive officer after a nearly year-long search. “Jim did an outstanding job as acting CEO, and we’re fortunate to have his leadership going forward,” Appraisal Institute president James Murrett, MAI, SRA said. “His experience in many Appraisal Institute leadership roles makes him highly qualified for this position, and I look forward to continuing to work with him.” Amorin was the 2009 and 2017 Appraisal Institute president, and has served twice each as the organization’s president-elect, vice president and immediate past president. He also has chaired or served on the Appraisal Institute’s Executive Committee, National Nominating Committee, Finance Committee, Audit Committee, Strategic Planning Committee, General Appraiser Council Admissions Committee, Qualifying Education Committee and the AI Relief Foundation Board of Directors, in addition to region and chapter roles.