New Designees

Erwving Bailey, RES, AAS

Erwving Bailey, RES, AAS, Commercial Appraiser Supervisor with Arlington County, Virginia, earned the Assessment Administration Specialist in December. Mr. Bailey has served this office for nine years. He holds a Master of Business Administration from Troy University and a Bachelor of Science in business administration from Auburn University. He is a member of the Virginia Association of Assessing Officers and earned the IAAO Residential Evaluation Specialist (RES) designation in 2013.

Eric Bjorn, RES

Eric Bjorn, RES, Manager, Commercial Appraisal for Lake County (Florida) Property Appraiser’s Office, earned the Residential Evaluation Specialist designation in December. Mr. Bjorn began in the profession in 1991 and has worked in fee appraisal and in county appraisal offices. He has been a State Certified General Appraiser in the state of Florida since 1995 and an active IAAO member since 1999. “This IAAO designation adds more credibility to my appraisal opinions and increases my professional confidence. The IAAO Candidacy Program has been an important motivating tool to encourage my continued appraisal education,” he said.

Stephen Briar Conner, RES

Stephen Briar Conner, RES, District Appraiser for the Johnson County (Kansas) Appraiser’s Office, earned the Residential Evaluation Specialist designation in December. Mr. Conner holds a Bachelors in Social Science/Economics from Kansas State University and a Graduate Certificate in GIS from the University of Missouri-Kansas City (UMKC). He also holds the Registered Mass Appraiser (RMA) designation from the Kansas Department of Revenue and is currently working on Master in Arts in Economics from UMKC. He is a member of the Kansas City Chapter of IAAO.

Victor “Steve” Edwards, RES

Victor “Steve” Edwards, RES, Real Estate Analyst for the Office of the Assessor of Real Estate, City of Hampton, Virginia, earned the Residential Evaluation Specialist designation in December. Mr. Edwards began his appraisal career in 1995 as a fee appraiser and his assessment career in 1998 with the City of Suffolk. He holds a Bachelor of Science in Business Administration with an emphasis in real estate finance, investment and valuation from Old Dominion University and a certified residential appraiser license with the State of Virginia. He is a member of the Virginia Association of Assessing Officers.

Anthony Fandel, RES

Anthony Fandel, RES, District Appraiser for the Johnson County (Kansas) Appraiser’s Office, earned the Residential Evaluation Specialist designation in December. Mr. Fandel began his assessment career in this office in 2012. He holds a Bachelor of Science in marketing from Iowa State University and the Registered Mass Appraiser (RMA) designation from the Kansas Department of Revenue. “I am very proud and excited to earn my RES designation. This is a culmination of a lot of hard work and dedication to my craft. I look forward to continuing my education through IAAO and working with my colleagues at Johnson County,” he said.

Rick Rape, CAE

Rick Rape, CAE, Senior Valuation Analyst for the Hillsborough County (Florida) Property Appraiser's Office, earned the Certified Assessment Evaluator designation in December. Before joining this office, Mr. Rape worked 33 years as a fee appraiser and served 25 years as a special magistrate hearing assessment appeals. He holds a Bachelor of Science in Business Administration in Real Estate and Urban Analysis from the University of Florida and a MAI designation from the Appraisal Institute. He has also been involved in Rotary International.

Greer Wells, AAS

Greer Wells, AAS, Senior Analytic Appraiser with the Maricopa County (Arizona) Assessor's Office, earned the Assessment Administration Specialist in December. Ms. Wells began her appraisal career in this office in 2003 and has moved up through appraisal levels and valued complex commercial properties. She holds a Bachelor of Science in technical management with emphasis in project management from DeVry University. She is a member of the Arizona Chapter of IAAO.

Dan Conatser, CAE

Dan Conatser, CAE, satisfied the requirements of the Certified Assessment Evaluator designation in October. Mr. Conatser serves as the Director of Appraisal for the Wichita Appraisal District, Wichita Falls, Texas. Before assuming this position 11 years ago, he served the district as the Commercial & Business Personal Property Appraisal Supervisor from 2002 to 2005, the Business Personal Property Appraisal Supervisor from 1995 to 2002, and began as a Residential & Business Personal Property Appraiser from 1994 to 1995. Mr. Conatser holds a Bachelor of Applied Arts and Sciences degree from Midwestern State University, Wichita Falls, Texas. He was a faculty member in the Real Estate Department of Vernon College, Wichita Falls, Texas from 2004 to 2010 and has been a Certified Instructor for Texas Property Tax Professional Courses and Continuing Education since 2006. Mr. Conatser is Past President of both the Red River Chapter of Texas Association of Assessing Officers and the North Central Texas Chapter of Texas Association of Appraisal Districts and is a member of the Texas Association of Appraisal Districts Industry Liaison Committee.

Michael Daly, RES

Michael Daly, RES, earned the Residential Evaluation Specialist designation in November. Mr. Daly is an Appraiser 3 and serves as the team leader at the Pinellas County Property Appraiser's Office, where he has served for four years. He is a certified residential appraiser in Florida and worked as a fee appraiser for 10 years prior to joining this office. Mr. Daly is a graduate of Florida State University. He holds the Certified Florida Evaluator (CFE) designation from the Florida Department of Revenue.

Sara Delli Fraine, RES

Sara Delli Fraine, RES, completed the requirements of the Residential Evaluation Specialist designation in November. Ms. Delli Fraine is an Appraiser 2 for the Pinellas County Property Appraiser's Office, a position she has held for four years. She began in the profession as a fee appraiser, obtaining her Florida State Registered Trainee license in 2005. She joined the County in the residential department and currently works in the condominium department. Ms. Delli Fraine holds a Bachelors of Arts degree in psychology from Florida State University. She holds the Certified Florida Evaluator (CFE) designation from the Florida Department of Revenue. She is a member of the Florida Chapter of IAAO.

David Henderson, RES

David Henderson, RES, completed the requirements of the Residential Evaluation Specialist designation in October. Mr. Henderson is a Residential Appraiser for the Pinellas County Property Appraiser, St. Petersburg, Florida. Before joining this office in February 2015, he worked 10 years in the fee appraisal industry. Mr. Henderson holds a Bachelor of Arts degree in business administration from Muskingum University, New Concord, Ohio.  He is a Certified Florida Evaluator (CFE) with the Florida Department of Revenue and currently holds a State-Certified Residential Real Estate Appraiser license in Florida and Ohio.

Frederick Hill, RES

Frederick Hill, RES, met the requirements for the Residential Evaluation Specialist designation in October. Mr. Hill is a Residential Real Estate Analyst with the Orange County Property Appraiser’s Office, Orlando, Florida, and specializes in residential condos. Before joining the county in 2015, he worked in the private sector performing in depth appraisal reviews and AMC quality control. Mr. Hill started his career as a fee appraiser working at his family-owned appraisal company. He has been a state certified residential real estate appraiser since 2008. Mr. Hill graduated from the University of Central Florida, Orlando, with a Bachelor of Science degree in business administration. He holds the Certified Florida Evaluator (CFE) designation from the Florida Department of Revenue. He is a member of the Florida Chapter of IAAO.

Kenny Jenkins, RES

Kenny Jenkins, RES, fulfilled the requirements of the Residential Evaluation Specialist designation in October. Mr. Jenkins recently became a Commercial Appraiser with the Johnson County Appraiser’s Office in Olathe, Kansas. He previously served this office for five years as a Residential Appraiser. Mr. Jenkins holds a bachelor degree in finance and banking from the University of Missouri-Columbia.

Kelly Sangster, AAS

Kelly Sangster, AAS, met the requirements of the Assessment Administration Specialist designation in November. Ms. Sangster is an Appraisal Analyst (Level II) with the Division of Property Assessments, State of Tennessee Comptroller of the Treasury. Her prior experience in assessment was as a Residential Assessment Analyst with the Lee County Property Appraiser, Fort Myers, Florida, where she held the Certified Florida Evaluator (CFE) designation with the State of Florida Department of Revenue. Ms. Sangster is involved with the Tennessee Chapter of IAAO as a part of the Membership Committee.

Cody Sosna, RES

Cody Sosna, RES, earned the Residential Evaluation Specialist designation in October. Mr. Sosna is Residential District Appraiser for the Johnson County, Kansas, Appraiser’s Office. He has held this position over the past year, after serving as a Residential Real Estate Appraiser for four years in this office. Mr. Sosna holds a bachelor of arts and sciences from Kansas State University. He is a member of the National Society of Collegiate Scholars.

Justin Stanley, RES

Justin Stanley, RES, satisfied the requirements of the Residential Evaluation Specialist designation in October. Mr. Stanley serves as an Appraiser III with the City of Hampton (Virginia), Office of the Assessor of Real Estate. He has held this position for almost four years, after serving as an Appraiser I and II for this office and as an appraiser for Gloucester, Virginia, and as an independent appraiser for Southeastern Virginia Appraisal Company. He was a 2017 recipient of a U40 Leadership Lab Innovation Grant, allowing him to present at IAAO’s 83rd Annual International Conference on Assessment Administration.

Ronald Sullivan, Sr., RES

Ronald Sullivan, Sr., RES, completed the requirements of the Residential Evaluation Specialist designation in November. Mr. Sullivan is the Senior Team Leader for the Residential Analysis Department of the Orange County, Florida, Property Appraiser’s Office. He has served this office as a senior residential appraiser for 28 years. Mr. Sullivan holds a Bachelor of Science degree in real estate appraisal with a minor in business administration from Florida State University. He earned the Certified Florida Evaluator (CFE) designation in 1990.

Keith Taylor, RES, AAS

Keith Taylor, RES, AAS, fulfilled the requirements of the Assessment Administration Specialist designation in October. Mr. Taylor serves as an Appraiser III for the Polk County (Iowa) Assessor’s Office, a position he’s held for six years. He joined the office as an Appraiser Trainee, working his way from Appraiser levels I and II to his current position. Mr. Taylor holds a Master of Public Administration degree from Drake University and a Bachelor of Arts degree and Associate in Science degree from Upper Iowa University. He holds the Iowa Certified Assessor (ICA) designation from the Institute of Iowa Certified Assessors.

Vincent Tobin, RES

Vincent Tobin, RES, met the requirements of the Residential Evaluation Specialist designation in October. Mr. Tobin is a Commercial Appraiser for the Johnson County, Kansas, Appraiser’s Office. He has held this position for one and one-half years, after serving three and one-half years as a Residential Appraiser for this office. Mr. Tobin holds a Bachelor of Science in broadcasting from Northwest Missouri State University.

Michael Van Hofwegen, RES

Michael Van Hofwegen, RES, earned the Residential Evaluation Specialist designation in October. Mr. Van Hofwegen is a Residential Appraiser for the Pinellas County, Florida, Property Appraiser’s Office. He has held this position for two years, after being the co-owner/operator of Value Source Appraisals, LLC in Denver, Colorado. Mr. Van Hofwegen attended the University of Minnesota and the University of Colorado-Denver and holds a Bachelor of Science degree. He earned his Certified Florida Evaluator (CFE) designation from the Florida Department of Revenue in 2017.