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Appraisal Institute CEO Jim Amorin to Step Down in February

The Appraisal Institute said Thursday that CEO Jim Amorin will resign effective Feb. 14, 2023. He will conclude five years of service as the organization’s CEO and is moving on to pursue other opportunities. 

“It’s been a tremendous privilege to serve the Appraisal Institute as its CEO, and while I’ll miss this great organization and its people, I’m excited to have the opportunity to take the next steps in my career,” Amorin said. 

“On behalf of our board of directors, region and chapter leaders, and AI professionals, I’d like to express my sincere gratitude to Jim for his outstanding work during a critical time for our organization and profession,” said Appraisal Institute president Jody Bishop. 

The board of directors will begin a search immediately for the Chicago-based Appraisal Institute’s next CEO. 


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