2021 Election Voters’ Guide

Learn about our candidates for 2022 leadership positions!

Voting will take place online. By Friday, May 14, chapter members should have received a link via e-mail to the ballot.  Voting ends Friday, May 28. If you do not receive your link by May 14, contact the office at admin@ai-seattle.org.  The links to the ballot are tied to your e-mail address and are one-time use, so do not leave the page before you finish or you’ll have to contact the office for a new link (the ballot should take less than 5 minutes).

President

Michael L. Lamb, MAI, SRA, AI-GRS, AI-RRS

PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE

Current and previous jobs & responsibilities: I’m the Chief Appraiser at BECU. I work with a great team of professionals and my knowledge of the appraisal profession – in both residential and commercial appraisal – helps to guide my process. My duties also include navigating regulations and ensuring as much risk as possible is mitigated through the appraisal process.

Previous professional experience:

My experience spans both residential and commercial valuation. I began my appraisal career as a residential staff appraiser for Washington Mutual, then crossed over to commercial appraisal in a production role for about 8 years. I then returned to the client side of the business as a commercial review appraiser for HomeStreet Bank before joining BECU as their Chief Appraiser.

CHAPTER SERVICE

Current Office(s) Held: Vice President 

Past Office(s) Held (Including Other Chapters): Treasurer, Secretary, Regional Representative; Member Liaison; Candidate Guidance Chair, Seattle Chapter; LDAC participant

Other Service at Chapter Level: Presenter at CE Luncheon for subdivision analysis; Panelist at Fall Conference Session for Appraisal Review

REGIONAL/NATIONAL SERVICE

Current Office(s) Held: 2020/21 Region I Education Chair.

Past Office(s) Held (Appraisal Institute or Predecessor Organizations): 2020 National Nominating Committee; Site Selection for Seattle Girls’ School; Arts Board.

Other Service at Regional/National Level: Attend local & regional meetings. Attend National Appraisal Institute Conventions

Other Professional & Civic Service Accomplishments: Peer recognition award.

Brief summary  of qualifications for the elective position:

Three consecutive years serving on the AI-Seattle Chapter Board (Secretary, Treasurer, Vice-President). Past experience as a Regional Representative, Candidate Guidance Liaison, and Discussion Leader with the Leadership Development and Advisory Council (LDAC) in Washington DC.

Vice President

David Hunnicutt, MAI, AI-GRS

PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE

Current and previous jobs & responsibilities: 1) Describe your current job & responsibilities. I am Principal of my own appraisal firm that was founded in 1991, and with two fairly short ventures into the corporate appraisal world, I have operated it continuously. I manage all aspects of the firm with my employee base that varies in size.

Previous professional experience: 2) Describe previous professional experience, especially as it relates to appraising.

I have been actively engaged in real estate appraisal since 1977 and during that time I have gained experience in a wide range of appraisal disciplines and areas of expertise.

CHAPTER SERVICE

Current Office(s) Held: Treasurer

Past Office(s) Held (Including Other Chapters): Regional Representative and Director of the Seattle Chapter

Other Service at Chapter Level: I served three years with LDAC, Regional Ethics and Counseling, Education committee, Three years as Fall Conference Co-chair, ACOW Board, assisted in writing the original RCW 18.140 (appraiser licensing bill). Twice recipient of service awards to Chapter (1989 and 2013) including President’s award.

REGIONAL/NATIONAL SERVICE

Current Office(s) Held: None

Past Office(s) Held (Appraisal Institute or Predecessor Organizations): Regional Representative (2008-2009).

Other Service at Regional/National Level: I am an approved AI course and seminar instructor and have developed several “home-grown” CE seminars for the Seattle Chapter that have been used elsewhere. Also presented at Pan-Pacific Valuers Conference (2008) in Seoul, SK and National AI conference in 2018 (Nashville).

Other Professional & Civic Service Accomplishments: I have a law degree from Seattle University and am currently an active member of the Washington State Bar Association, member of Society of Golf Appraisers. Member of King County Bar Association Dispute Resolution section and Real Property, Probate and Trust section.

Brief summary of qualifications for the elective position: I would like to continue my record of service to the Seattle Chapter since I believe that my professional designations through the Appraisal Institute are the cornerstone of my business and professional success and my ability to sustain a continuing business model. I do not seek to utilize my involvement as a Chapter officer to enhance my firm’s exposure in the professional community, but rather to truly seek to serve the Seattle Chapter by offering my background and experience gained through years of active involvement and overall experience and knowledge to benefit our Chapter.

Treasurer

Diane Hayes, SRA

PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE

Current and previous jobs & responsibilities: I have been appraising residential property for 19 years and received my SRA designation in 2006. My appraisal experience includes all types of residential real estate for mortgage lending, relocation, estate planning, marketing and litigation. I have also served as an expert witness in King County Superior Court.

CHAPTER SERVICE

Current and Past Office(s) Held: Secretary, Director (2015-2017), Regional Representative (2013-2014, 2019-2020), Associate Member Guidance Co-Chair (2012), Nominating Committee (2010 & 2013), Education Chair (2009), Education Vice Chair (2008), Roster Chair (2007 & 2008), Hospitality Co-Chair (2006 & 2007)

Other Service at Chapter Level: Candidate for Designation Advisor (2013 – present), Fall Conference panelist (supporting your adjustments) 2009

REGIONAL/NATIONAL SERVICE

Brief summary  of qualifications for the elective position: I have been an active member of the Seattle Chapter for most of my appraisal career and have been designated for 14 years. I have attended most of the monthly chapter meetings and have served the Seattle Chapter in numerous ways. I will be attending LDAC for my second year this October. It was through this powerful experience I have been able to build relationships with appraisers throughout the country and has made me want to increase my leadership role in our local chapter. I look forward to continuing my service to our members and if elected will represent the chapter’s best interest. Thank you for your consideration.

Mitch Olsen, MAI

PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE

Current and previous jobs & responsibilities:

Currently a Vice President within the CBRE VAS Seattle office with a specialty in the valuation of industrial properties.  Main responsibilities are leading the industrial team, which includes appraising, bidding, review, and supervising/training.

I’ve been with CBRE since college and have grown the industrial group, while working directly with clients for growth and relationship building.  Have appraised a variety of property types including industrial, multi-family, retail, office, self-storage, land, residential subdivisions, and mixed-use. I have had experience with consulting, property inspections, and arbitration.  Periodic public speaking events including internal national calls on the industrial market and with groups such as RMA (Risk Management Association). I’ve trained and supervised two appraisers, with a third that will be starting in June 2021.

Current Office(s) Held: Fall Conference Co-Chair, Nominating Committee Member.

Past Office(s) Held (Including Other Chapters): Fall Conference Co-Chair 2019 & 2020

Other Service at Chapter Level: Hospitality

REGIONAL/NATIONAL SERVICE

Current Office(s) Held: none

Past Office(s) Held (Appraisal Institute or Predecessor Organizations): none

Other Service at Regional/National Level: none

Other Professional & Civic Service Accomplishments:

2019 Appraiser of the Year for the Seattle Chapter of the Appraisal Institute

2020 President’s Award recipient

CBRE Top Producers (Top 80)

Brief Summary of Qualifications:

This will be the first elected position that I’m seeking, as my previous involvement has been volunteer.  Chapter involvement is extremely important for collaboration with peers and colleagues within the local chapter. My experience as Co-Chair these last three years and involvement with the industrial session the last six years, has really emphasized the importance to support our industry in Seattle. The secretary position is great starting point for future involvement with the chapter and I’d honored to be an elected member.

Jacki Johnson, MAI

PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE

Current and previous jobs & responsibilities:

Experienced commercial real estate appraiser involved in appraisals of many different commercial property types, with particular focus on eminent domain/right of way appraisal for public agency acquisition.  Also assist with hiring and training of new appraisers, in job bidding, staffing, and personnel management, and other general management tasks.

Previous professional experience: Have worked as an appraiser with McKee Appraisal since college graduation in 2007

CHAPTER SERVICE

Current Office(s) Held: None

Past Office(s) Held (Including Other Chapters): None

Other Service at Chapter Level: None

REGIONAL/NATIONAL SERVICE

Current Office(s) Held: None

Past Office(s) Held (Appraisal Institute or Predecessor Organizations): None

Other Service at Regional/National Level: None

Other Professional & Civic Service Accomplishments: As a former University of Washington softball athlete, I have been involved in coaching and teaching softball on and off since 2007.  Currently coaching girls’ softball for 6–9-year-old girls. I also have volunteered both at my children’s’ elementary school and with their girl scout troops.

Brief Summary of Qualifications:

I am a detail-oriented oriented and dependable appraiser who over the past couple of years has become accustomed to juggling a variety of tasks and working with a broad range of people. I look forward to becoming more involved with the Appraisal Institute in the future both to help wherever I can, and to get to know my peers better.  Thank you!

Three candidates. Vote for two.  

Julian Rondello

Julian Rondello

PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE

Current and previous jobs & responsibilities:

I am a Senior Appraiser at McKee Appraisal and Consulting. My professional practice includes the appraisal of office, retail, industrial, medical, mixed-use, and special purpose properties throughout the Puget Sound Region.  Additionally, I hold the position of IT Director, in which I manage the company’s vital IT infrastructure.

Prior to joining the Appraisal profession, I worked in the City of Portland Mayor’s Office under the Sam Adamas Administration. In this role, I served as the Mayor’s liaison to numerous public institutions and local stakeholders and performed targeted research and policy analysis to guide and advance data-driven programming.

CHAPTER SERVICE

Current Office(s) Held: None

Past Office(s) Held (Including Other Chapters): None

Other Service at Chapter Level: Fall Conference Planning Committee Member and commercial office panel moderator at the annual AI Fall Conference.

REGIONAL/NATIONAL SERVICE

Current Office(s) Held: None

Past Office(s) Held (Appraisal Institute or Predecessor Organizations): None

Other Service at Regional/National Level: None

Other Professional & Civic Service Accomplishments:

AmeriCorps VISTA, Urban Land Institute’s Young Leaders Group

Brief Summary of Qualifications:

I am thankful for all the opportunity which the appraisal profession has provided me and am eager to volunteer for a Chapter position. I am highly capable appraiser professional with a background in board procedures and consensus-base decision-making. I hope to bring energy and new ideas to the Chapter Leadership Team.

Dan Oxford

Dan Oxford

PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE

Current and previous jobs & responsibilities:

I am a Senior Vice President and Chief Appraiser for Banner Bank. My responsibilities include managing the bank’s appraisal department, which is tasked with oversight of the valuation (both residential and commercial), environmental and real estate market reporting programs at Banner. I have been at Banner Bank since 2010.

Describe previous professional experience, especially as it relates to appraising. Prior to working at Banner Bank, I was a fee appraiser for 10 years working for Mountain State Appraisal (Now Valbridge) in Southern Idaho. At Mountain State Appraisal, I appraised a wide spectrum of commercial properties primarily located in the Southern Idaho region.

CHAPTER SERVICE

Current Office(s) Held: None

Past Office(s) Held (Including Other Chapters): Education Chair – Seattle Chapter

Other Service at Chapter Level: Speaker, panelist and seminar developer

REGIONAL/NATIONAL SERVICE

Current Office(s) Held: None

Past Office(s) Held (Appraisal Institute or Predecessor Organizations): None

Other Service at Regional/National Level: Demo report grader

Other Professional & Civic Service Accomplishments:

I hold a Master’s Degree in Business Administration from the University of Gonzaga and a Bachelors of Arts Degree in Business Administration and Management from Northwest University. I am a Certified General Appraiser in good standing in the states of Washington, Idaho, Utah, California and Oregon. I am a Banner’s Best Award winner, and I graduated with honors from the Pacific Coast Banking School.

Brief Summary of Qualifications:

I have been in the real estate industry for over 20 years. My experience as both as a fee appraiser and in the bank industry has exposed me to a wide spectrum of experience during my career. One of my objectives, if I am elected, will be to leverage both my appraisal and banking education and experience to help the Chapter and appraisers in general position themselves to service financial institutions, which continues to be the predominate user of appraisal services.

Rob Bodkin

Rob Bodkin

PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE

Current and previous jobs & responsibilities:

I own a residential firm in Mukilteo, we serve clients in Island, Snohomish, Skagit and occasionally King Counties. I’ve a team of four folks including a trainee and we do a mix of lender, estate and other private work.

Previous professional experience:

I established my firm in 2016. Prior to that time I was on staff at US Bank for nine years, in the field as an appraiser. I started appraising in my father’s firm in 1993 +/- and have been appraising here in the Seattle area ever since. I served in the US Navy from 1986-1990.

CHAPTER SERVICE

Current Office(s) Held: None

Past Office(s) Held (Including Other Chapters): Education Chair, Regional Representative

Other Service at Chapter Level: Other Service at Chapter Level: I worked the reception table for the chapter meetings for a couple of years, have served on/helped out the Fall Conference Committee for the past 4-5 years, and coordinated the candidates meeting for a couple of years. I’ve had some type of service commitment in the chapter from early on.

I was awarded the President’s Award in 2019.

REGIONAL/NATIONAL SERVICE

Current Office(s) Held: None

Past Office(s) Held (Appraisal Institute or Predecessor Organizations): None

Other Service at Regional/National Level: None

Other Professional & Civic Service Accomplishments:

Brief Summary of Qualifications:

The Role of Director is to lead, encourage and help others run committees within the chapter. I have experience on a number of committees here in the chapter and understand their missions and goals. I’ve been a member and lead on the education committee.

I have extensive experience outside of the chapter leading teams in a local mountaineering club, including chairing for a year the committee that had 65 students and 100+ volunteers, in a course that taught novices the skills needed to successfully climb glaciated peaks, including Mt. Rainier. I’ve led a number of climbs on Mt. Baker and Mt. Rainier.

I lead a small team here at my firm and am constantly studying and learning new management and leadership skills and techniques to help others become more effective in our work/

I’ve benefited greatly from my association with the Appraisal Institute, and more specifically, our chapter. It is an important part of my makeup to try to give back or pay that debt forward and I look forward to the opportunity to serve as a director if you find me worthy of that trust.

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