The Plano, Texas, appraiser was the trade association’s president-elect in 2013 and its vice president the year before. Once his term finishes on Dec. 31, 2014, Wilson will become immediate past president for the Chicago-based organization the following year.
Besides being president of the largest professional association of real estate appraisers, which has approximately 23,000 members in almost 60 countries, Wilson will also serve as chair of the Appraisal Institute’s executive committee and chair the policy-making board of directors.
“I’m honored and humbled to serve as president of the Appraisal Institute as the organization offers its first new designations in more than 20 years,” Wilson said in a press release. “I’m excited to work with professionals around the world as AI implements its strategic initiatives that have the potential to fundamentally reshape the global valuation profession.”
Wilson is a veteran of the real estate valuation profession with 35 years of experience. He joined a predecessor organization of the Appraisal Institute in the early 1980s and was the president of the North Texas Chapter of the Appraisal Institute in 2001.
At this local chapter, Wilson began a three-year term as chair of its Education Committee in 1995. Meanwhile, at the same time, he was elected to the chapter’s board of directors, where he served multiple years as regional representative.
The Appraisal Institute’s other elected officers for 2014 are president-elect M. Lance Coyle, vice president J. Scott Robinson and immediate past president Richard L. Borges II. Also serving on the Appraisal Institute’s executive committee, as a non-voting member, is chief executive officer Frederick Grubbe.