The Collateral Risk Network was formed in late 2003 at the first annual Valuation Expo in Orlando, Florida. Attendance was approximately a half dozen or so lenders. Today, membership stands at over 500 participants comprised of Lenders, Government Agencies, Wall Street, Vendor Management Companies, and Appraisers.

The CRN was instrumental in bringing together stakeholders to discuss and debate the Home Valuation Code of Conduct and submitted, as a group, modifications to HVCC. Ultimately, many of the CRN proposals were adopted. See the CRN HVCC Comment.

The CRN also assembled in early 2009 to collaborate on a white paper, Reengineering the Appraisal Process. Joan N. Trice is the founder and Managing Director of the Collateral Risk Network. The CRN is owned by Allterra Group, LLC.

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Meet Our Team

Joan Trice
Founder and CEO

Joan began her career as an appraiser in 1981 at Loyola Federal Savings & Loan in Baltimore MD. Allterra Group is the parent company of products and services that are widely recognized in the appraisal community today such as Appraisal Buzz, Valuation Expo, and Collateral Risk Network. Joan recently established Clearbox LLC, an appraisers’ credentials hub.

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Karen Connolly
VP of Operations

Karen’s has direct accountability for all Allterra Group, LLC brands including Valuation Expo, Collateral Risk Network (CRN), and Appraisal Buzz. Karen is a seasoned event planner and will oversee brand performance and management. In her previous 12 years with Allterra Group, Karen managed and coordinated all meetings, events, and continuing education offerings as well as providing management and execution of special projects for the Collateral Risk Network Committees.

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Jim Morrison
VP of Marketing & Sales

Jim is responsible for marketing and sales of Collateral Risk Network, Appraisal Buzz, and Valuation Expo. Jim began his career in the appraisal industry right out of college and has been with the Allterra Group for eight years. Jim graduated from the Perdue Business School at Salisbury University with a Marketing Degree.

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