IAAO Board of Directors, Region 1

Allen Jolley

Principal Appraiser
Los Angeles County, California

Thank you for reading this profile. The one thing I have learned in my 18 years in the assessment industry is that there is always something to learn and opportunities to grow. I am glad I was introduced to IAAO. My first experience with IAAO was being asked to be a member of the Los Angeles County Chapter of IAAO. Since then I have had the opportunity to serve as President of the Los Angeles County Chapter twice, Vice President twice, Treasurer once and board member for many years.

Since I started with Los Angeles County, I have had the opportunity to value all kinds of properties, from SFRs and Condos, to port terminals and hotels. I have spent time as a field Trainer for new appraisal staff, supervisor in our Possessory Interest division and currently serve as the Principal Appraiser of our Training Division. The training division is responsible to train new appraisers, help certify our existing staff on an annual basis and provide Continuing Education opportunities for all appraisal staff.

I never started out looking to get into the appraisal profession. While working on my Bachelor’s degree, I took a class called Public Administration. The way the professor presented the material, I knew that that was exactly what I wanted my career to be. After completing my Bachelor’s degree at Cal State Fullerton, I decided to further my education and received my Masters degree from the University of Southern California.

Education has always been important to me and I am glad that education is one of the main focuses of IAAO. After taking several IAAO courses, I had the opportunity to take and pass the Instructor Evaluation Workshop (IEW). Teaching and taking IAAO courses is fun and has expanded my understanding of appraisal theory and practice.

I serve on the Education Committee and I marvel at the amazing things accomplished by the IAAO staff and those that carry out the IAAO mission. The Professional Development staff is hard at work improving the class offerings and course material. I look forward to assisting them in all that they are working on and expanding the educational opportunities across the country and internationally.

 I look forward to serving with the other members of the board and serving the members of IAAO, with your support and vote.