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: Greg Stephens
Metro-West Appraisal Co., LLC

Greg Stephens is a recognized subject matter expert in appraisal regulations and standards, whose 35 plus year career in the industry includes owning and managing a five office regional appraisal firm for over 20 years, managing pre and post-closing QC ops for national lenders for 10 years prior to joining Metro-West Appraisal Company in 2011where he currently serves as Chief Appraiser and SVP Compliance. In 2013, he was voted the Collateral Risk Network’s Valuation Visionary by his peers and in 2014 developed an on-line review course that is available through Allterra Online.

Mr. Stephens professional credentials include Certified General Appraiser, SRA designation, AQB Certified USPAP Instructor, and CDEI certified distance education instructor.

Vice-Chair: Kristine Hughes
Title Source, Inc.

Kristine Hughes is the Chief Valuation Officer for Title Source, Inc. She has over 25 years of experience in the appraisal industry. Kristine began her career at Lender Service Inc. as a Risk Manager. In 1998, she took a position at Metro West as the Vice President of Operations. Kristine moved to Title Source in 2002 and currently serves in a key leadership role. She earned her bachelor’s degree in Business Management from Robert Morris University. Kristine is a licensed appraiser in Michigan and Virginia.