Joan Trice, the founder of the CRN in late 2003, established the CRN Council in 2014 to leverage the considerable brain trust of the CRN. The valuation industry leaders have organized efforts to identify issues and develop viable solutions that improve the climate for the appraisal profession and the housing finance system. The CRN Council consists of the CRN Executive Committee and the CRN Committees.

The Executive Council includes the Executive Chair, designees, the Chairs and Vice Chairs of the CRN Committees. The Executive Council, working with the CRN Committees and CRN Membership, is charged to evaluate and align industry priorities and to develop and implement strategies to effect positive industry, legislative and regulatory change.


Executive Council Chair: Joan Trice
Collateral Risk Network


Executive Council Vice-Chair: Alan Hummel
First American Mortgage Solutions


The Committees’ mission is to examine aspects of the appraisal system, within their respective areas of responsibility, and to identify solutions that provide guiding principles that sustain the appraisal industry and its benefactors through alignment and transparency.


Chair: Joshua Walitt
Property Interlink


Vice-Chair: Leland Trice

Agency Relations

This committee will be a formal liaison between the CRN and Fannie Mae, Freddie Mac, the VA, USDA and FHA. Many of the challenges within the valuation community can be resolved with open dialogue with these agencies to identify policies that may negatively impact the appraisal community.


Chair: Tim Evanko


Vice-Chair: Bill Rudolph 

Appraisal Management

The Appraisal Management Committee (AMC) was established to provide an open forum to explore and serve the needs of appraisal professionals, appraisal management companies and their mutual customers. With the knowledge that communication produces the best results, this committee is open to all the different industry stakeholders and participants in the CRN. Through this dialogue the committee will develop industry solutions in support of the valuation industry.


Chair: Kim Perotti
AXIS Appraisal Management Solutions


Vice-Chair: Todd Rasmussen
SouthEastern Evaluation

Best Practices

Identify and establish best practices for appraisal stakeholders and consumers of appraisals. The Best Practices Committee will also develop methods to disseminate the information throughout the housing industry.


Chair: George Paquette
Springhouse AMC


Vice-Chair: Bill Waltenbaugh
Clarocity Valuation Services

Emerging Issues

The need to identify and address emerging issues is critical in today’s rapidly changing environment.  The Emerging Issues Committee will consider all issues identified by CRN members as well as determine critical areas in need of solutions. Emerging issues includes responding with comment letters to ASC, TAF, AQB, ASB and others as needed.


Chair: Ernie Durbin


Vice-Chair: Cindi Harris
People Move Mountains Consulting

Government Affairs

Monitor a broad range of Federal and State issues that affect the valuation community to ensure legislative and regulatory changes do not threaten the role and responsibility of the valuation industry while ensuring its economic success. The Government Affairs Committee will develop a plan of engagement of how the collective influence of the diverse membership of the CRN can influence positive outcomes for the valuation community.


 Chair: Tony Reese
Flagstar Bank


Vice-Chair: Michael Moran
Iberia Bank

Lender Committee

The Lender committee has been established to provide a forum for lenders only to explore and serve the needs of lenders within the valuation community.