Since 2009, Jim has served as Executive Director of the Appraisal Subcommittee. He is the senior staff person responsible for the day-to-day ASC operations and staff. Under direction of the ASC, the executive director is responsible for implementing ASC policies, overseeing its programs and budget, and developing recommendations to the ASC members.  The executive director also represents the ASC before state appraisal regulatory officials; federal regulatory officials, and various appraisal industry groups.

During his career Jim has held executive management and leadership roles within the mortgage banking and appraisal industries. His most recent positions include:

·      Vice president and chief valuation officer for Interthinx, a mortgage fraud detection and analytics company;

·      Senior vice president and chief appraiser Aurora Loan Services, a Lehman Brothers Company; and

·      Director of research and technical issues at the Appraisal Foundation.

Jim holds a B.A. in organizational communications from the University of Colorado and a certified general appraisal credential in the Commonwealth of Virginia.