The Collateral Risk Network (CRN) is a group of valuation experts, who through quarterly meetings and a private email network, act as counsel to each other, share experiences and assist in solving mutual problems. The Valuation Visionary award, established in 2011 by the CRN, nominates the person who exemplifies integrity, dedication and exemplary service to the collateral valuation profession.
This year’s Valuation Visionary award goes to Alan Hummel, Chief Appraiser, First American Mortgage Solutions.
“I’m humbled to have been on the same ballot as Ernie Durbin and Sue Potteiger, and proud to be the recipient of the same honor as those named as Valuation Visionaries before me. I must also give my thanks to Tim and John Forsythe, as well as all those who support my endeavors at Forsythe Appraisals and First American. The support, encouragement, and guidance I have received throughout my career have been invaluable.
I also want to thank Joan Trice for putting together the medium that allows for thoughtful (sometimes spirited) discussions that inspire us to challenge the status quo – while protecting the tenets of our profession.
Finally, a hearty thanks to all those in the CRN and the industry who also believe that vision is not only looking to the future, but also looking inward to identify where we can do better and taking appropriate action, not just for ourselves, but for the communities we serve.”