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. The committee evaluates the merit of each issue and makes recommendations and a plan of action to the Executive Council and the CRN. Issues that are identified are transferable to another committee if appropriate.

The Education focus will work to further the education of the appraisal community and to ensure that the educational solutions assist to further an appraiser’s career. The Education Committee will work to provide solutions to the current barriers of entry to the appraisal profession.

Chair: George Paquette
Springhouse AMC

George Paquette, Strategy Manager of Valuations for Springhouse AMC, is a state-certified appraiser in multiple states, and has his SRA designation with the Appraisal Institute.

George has over 15 years of valuation experience and has worked as a Chief Appraiser, Compliance Officer, and as a Valuation Manager for nationwide AMCs and large lenders, and has owned and operated one of the largest independent appraisal offices in Orange County, California.

Prior to joining Springhouse AMC, George served as the Chief Appraiser of a nationwide AMC and asset management company for the last nine years, and is currently studying data science at the University of California Irvine.

Vice-Chair: Bill Waltenbaugh
Clarocity Valuation Services

Mr. Waltenbaugh is a certified appraiser with over 25 years experience in the real estate industry and holds the SRA designation with the Appraisal Institute. During these years, he witnessed and experienced first hand the many regulatory changes that occurred in the appraisal industry, from the advent of licensing to the passage of the Dodd-Frank Act. With several years experience as a Chief Appraiser and Director of Compliance; Bill has developed a proven track record of implementing necessary policy and procedures to ensure quality and compliance.