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Chapter Leadership

The best way to continue to create new professional opportunities and further your career is through active involvement  in the Chapter.  Your local participation and leadership will help you to continue to build your brand as a valuation expert in ways that the designations alone cannot.

Being an active Chapter Leader unlocks access to an invaluable network of professionals and mentors, both within your local market and more broadly:

  • Enhanced client referrals and brand recognition.
  • Heightened professional recognition as a valuation expert and industry leader.
  • Increased network and career opportunities.

Being an active Chapter leader provides:

  • Leadership skill development.
  • Public speaking opportunities that sharpen composure and confidence.
  • Increased knowledge and awareness of industry changes and opportunities.
  • Enriched camaraderie with other valuation professionals and industry leaders.
  • Opportunity to give back to the profession and make your mark on the future of our industry.

For decades, the Northern California Chapter has been a national leader in providing education and chapter-developed seminars and conferences and has a long history of cultivating leaders who have gone on to prominent regional and national leadership positions within the Appraisal Institute and beyond. Some of our members currently sitting on national Appraisal Institute Boards:

  • 1999 Chapter President Dawn Molitor-Gennrich, SRA, AI-RRS, currently serves on the Appraisal Institute’s National Education & Residential Comprehensive Exam Committees. She served on The Appraisal Foundation’s Appraisal Standard Board from 2002 – 2007, and is an AQB Certified USPAP instructor and Ceritified Distance Education Instructor (IDECC). Dawn was awarded the National Y.T. and Louise Lee Lum Award for Education in 2014 and the Claudia B. Carleton Leadership Award in 2014.

  • 2010 Chapter President Jeff Enright, MAI, SRA, AI-GRS, currently serves as the chair of the Region I Nominating Committee and has chaired the Regional Committee in the past. He served as a director on the National Board from 2013-2018, participated on the organization’s Strategic Planning and Finance Committees, and was an inaugural board member for the International Center for Valuation Certification.

Your direct involvement is vital to the success of your Chapter. This is a call to service. To embrace the opportunities of the future, developing new chapter leadership is an issue of vital importance. 

Please contact us now to learn more about how you can take advantage of current leadership opportunities within the Northern California Chapter of the Appraisal Institute.

Board of Directors

President (2022)

Steve Salmon, MAI

Garland & Salmon

2333 Courage Drive, Suite H-2
Fairfield, CA 94533

Vice President (2022)

Jarrod Hodgson, MAI, AI-GRS


2020 5th Street #650
Davis, CA 95616

Treasurer (2022)

Zane Stone, MAI


414 1st Street
Davis, CA, 95616

Secretary (2022)

Paul Chandler, MAI

The Property Sciences Group, Inc.
Founder & CEO

395 Taylor Boulevard, Suite 250
Pleasant Hill, CA 94523

Immediate Past President (2022)

Jeanine Kraus, MAI, SRA, AI-GRS

Paddock Appraisal Service, Inc.
Partner / Appraiser

4641 Spyres Way, Suite 4
Modesto, CA 95356

Director (2022)

Nicholas Cadigan, MAI

American AgCredit
Senior Appraiser

400 Aviation Blvd, Suite 100
Santa Rosa, CA 94503

Director (2022)

Fasa Uwhuba, MAI, SRA

Department of Transportation

111 Grand Avenue, MS-11
Oakland, CA 94612

Director (2022)

Art Troy, AI-GRS

Mechanics Bank
Senior Vice President, Chief Appraiser

1111 Civic Drive, Suite 240
Walnut Creek, CA 94596

Director (2023)

Michelle van de Pol, MAI, SRA

van de Pol Real Estate Valuation, Consulting & Litigation Support

2 Sumner St, Unit A
San Francisco, CA 94103

Director (2023)

Ryan Whitelaw, MAI

Pacific Appraisers

9010 Soquel Dr., Suite 3
Aptos, CA 95003

Director (2023)

Brian Nicholson, SRA

Nicholson & Co.

9020 Soquel Dr., Ste #101
Aptos, CA 95003

Director (2024)

Robert (Bob) James, Jr., MAI, SRA, AI-GRS

CBRE I Valuation Advisory Services
Vice President

8050 N. Palm Avenue, Suite 300
Fresno, CA, 93711

Director (2024)

Judson H. Cline, MAI

Cushman & Wakefield
Executive Director

400 Capitol Mall, Suite 1800
Sacramento, CA, 95814

Director (2024)

Ryan Frings, MAI, AI-GRS

Colliers
Valuation Services Director

1508 Eureka Road, Suite 250
Roseville, CA, 95661

Branch Chapter Leadership

Silicon Valley Branch Chapter Chair

Neil Lefmann, MAI, SRA

Kidder Mathews
Senior Vice President

10 Almaden Boulevard, Suite 550
San Jose, CA 95113

Sierra Branch Chapter Chair

James A. Cogdill, SRA

Cogdill & Associates, Inc.
Chairman & CEO

PO Box 3575
Modesto, CA, 95352

Central California Chair

Kelly Stevens, SRA

Real Property Analysts, Inc.

6730 N West Ave, Ste 111
Fresno, CA, 93711

Sacramento Branch Chapter Chair

Angela Hernandez, MAI

Bender Rosenthal, Inc.

2825 Watt Avenue, Suite 200
Sacramento, CA, 95821

East Bay Branch Chapter Chair

Scott Dugas, MAI

Joseph J. Blake and Associates, Inc.
Director

500 Ygnacio Valley Road, Suite 280
Walnut Creek, CA 94596

North Bay Branch Chapter Chair

Matthew Gayda


1531 Kona Place
Santa Rosa, CA, 95403

Golden Gate Branch Chapter Chair

Matt Roby

Colliers
Senior Valuation Specialist

101 Second Street 11th Floor
San Francisco, CA, 94105

Monterey Bay Branch Chapter Chair

TBA


Committee Chairs

Nominating

Jeanine Kraus, MAI, SRA, AI-GRS

Paddock Appraisal Service, Inc.
Partner / Appraiser

4641 Spyres Way, Suite 4
Modesto, CA 95356

AICGRS - Government Relations

Denis DeSaix, MAI, SRA

Metrocal Appraisal

2450 Armstrong Street
Livermore, CA, 94551

Bylaws Chair

Paul Chandler, MAI

The Property Sciences Group, Inc.
Founder & CEO

395 Taylor Boulevard, Suite 250
Pleasant Hill, CA 94523

Workshop Chair

Gene Williams, MAI

Valbridge Property Advisors

775 Sunrise Avenue, Suite 260
Roseville, CA, 95661

MBAS Chair

Chris Daniel, SRA

Chris Daniel & Associates

P.O. Box 405
Carmel Valley, CA 93924

Course Chair

Erik Woodhouse, MAI

Associated Right of Way Services

2300 Contra Costa Boulevard
Pleasant Hill, CA 94523

Fall Conference Chair

Neil Lefmann, MAI, SRA

Kidder Mathews
Senior Vice President

10 Almaden Boulevard, Suite 550
San Jose, CA 95113

Spring Conference Chair

Michelle Patton, MAI

Chapman & Patton

PO Box 973
Oakdale, CA, 95361

Education and Seminar Chair

Paul Chandler, MAI

The Property Sciences Group, Inc.
Founder & CEO

395 Taylor Boulevard, Suite 250
Pleasant Hill, CA 94523

Spring Litigation Conference Chair

Trentin Krauss, MAI

Krauss Appraisal, LLC

3093 Citrus Circle #160
Walnut Creek, CA, 94598

Candidates' Guidance Chair

Joseph Cormier-Knopp, MAI

MacLane and Company

1090 Adams Street, Ste D
Benicia, CA 94510

Newsletter Chair

Jeanine Kraus, MAI, SRA, AI-GRS

Paddock Appraisal Service, Inc.
Partner / Appraiser

4641 Spyres Way, Suite 4
Modesto, CA 95356

RES-NC (Residential Northern California)

Chris Daniel, SRA

Chris Daniel & Associates

P.O. Box 405
Carmel Valley, CA 93924

New Appraisal Professionals (NAP) Chair

Matt Atwood

Joseph J. Blake and Associates, Inc.

500 Ygnacio Valley Road, Suite 280
Walnut Creek, CA 94596

Finance Chair

Zane Stone, MAI


414 1st Street
Davis, CA, 95616

WIN-NC (Women's Initiative Commmittee Northern California)

Jeanine Kraus, MAI, SRA, AI-GRS

Paddock Appraisal Service, Inc.
Partner / Appraiser

4641 Spyres Way, Suite 4
Modesto, CA 95356

External Relations Chair

Gary DeWeese, MAI

Real Estate Strategic Solutions, LLC

1655 N. California Blvd., Ste 244
Walnut Creek CA 94596


Public Relations Chair

Lauren E. Hickey Porcella, MAI


1400 N. Dutton Avenue, Suite 8
Santa Rosa, CA, 95401

Chapter Leadership Development (CLD)

Steve Salmon, MAI

Garland & Salmon

2333 Courage Drive, Suite H-2
Fairfield, CA 94533

Technology & Networking Chair

Matt Atwood

Joseph J. Blake and Associates, Inc.

500 Ygnacio Valley Road, Suite 280
Walnut Creek, CA 94596

Scholarship Co-Chair

Larry Hopper, MAI, SRA, AI-GRS

LD Hopper Commercial Appraisal Reviews
Principal

9606 N. Willey Ct
Fresno, CA 93720

Scholarship Co-Chair

Norm Hulberg, MAI

Valbridge Property Advisors I Northern California
Senior Managing Director

55 S Market Street, Suite 1210
San Jose, CA 95113

Scholarship Co-Chair

Gary DeWeese, MAI

Real Estate Strategic Solutions, LLC

1655 N. California Blvd., Ste 244
Walnut Creek CA, 94596

Regional Representatives

Regional Representative (2022)

Steve Salmon, MAI

Garland & Salmon

2333 Courage Drive, Suite H-2
Fairfield, CA 94533

Regional Representative (2022)

Jarrod Hodgson, MAI, AI-GRS


2020 5th Street #650
Davis, CA 95616

Regional Representative (2022)

Zane Stone, MAI


414 1st Street
Davis, CA, 95616

Regional Representative (2022)

Neil Lefmann, MAI, SRA

Kidder Mathews
Senior Vice President

10 Almaden Boulevard, Suite 550
San Jose, CA 95113

Regional Representative / Secretary (2022)

Paul Chandler, MAI

The Property Sciences Group, Inc.
Founder & CEO

395 Taylor Boulevard, Suite 250
Pleasant Hill, CA 94523

Regional Representative (2022)

Bradford MacLane, MAI, AI-GRS

MacLane and Company
MacLane and Company

1090 Adams Street, Ste D
Benicia, CA 94510

Regional Representative (2022)

Melissa Bach, MAI

Cushman & Wakefield

425 Market Street, Suite 2300
San Francisco, CA 94105

Regional Representative (2022)

Chris Daniel, SRA

Chris Daniel & Associates

P.O. Box 405
Carmel Valley, CA 93924

Regional Representative (2022)

Angela Hernandez, MAI

Bender Rosenthal, Inc.

2825 Watt Avenue, Suite 200
Sacramento, CA, 95821

Regional Representative (2022)

TBA


Regional Representative (2022)

TBA


Regional Representative Alternate (2022)

Ryan Whitelaw, MAI

Pacific Appraisers

9010 Soquel Dr., Suite 3
Aptos, CA 95003

Regional Representative Alternate (2022)

Joseph Cormier-Knopp, MAI

MacLane and Company

1090 Adams Street, Ste D
Benicia, CA 94510

Regional Representative Alternate (2022)

Bob Steed

Colliers

1508 Eureka Road, Suite 250
Roseville, CA, 95661

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