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[June 17, 2014]

Appraisal Institute of Canada Elects New President to National Board of Directors

(GlobeNewswire - Canada Via Acquire Media NewsEdge) OTTAWA, June 17, 2014 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- The Appraisal Institute of Canada (AIC) is proud to announce that Scott Wilson, AACI, P.App of Prince Edward Island, was inducted as the new AIC president for 2014-2015 during the AIC's Annual Conference held on June 5-8, 2014. Mr. Wilson is the second Islander to have been elected to the position of president in the 76-year history of AIC.


Mr. Wilson has over 20 years of real estate industry experience, including 18 years within the appraisal industry. Scott is a third generation, and fourth family member, to be heavily involved in the PEI real estate industry. He has owned, managed and worked in both real estate and appraisal firms.

Scott was a founding director of AIC's provincial association in PEI, and completed four years as the President of AIC-PEI. Throughout his career, he has been actively engaged as a volunteer at both the provincial and national level. Most recently, he has been on the national Executive Committee and chaired the national Professional Practice Committee and Nominating Committee. Scott has two University of British Columbia Urban Land Economic Diplomas and was awarded his MBA in 2011 as part of the first graduating class at the University of Prince Edward Island.

"The Appraisal Institute of Canada welcomes Scott into the role of National President. His commitment to the advancement of the appraisal profession and his experience within the industry will be instrumental in leading the organization over the next year as we continue to build strong relationship among AIC members and industry stakeholders," states Keith Lancastle, chief executive officer of AIC. "The 2014/2015 Board of Directors is comprised of Designated Members from across the country with years of diverse experience. Led by Scott, I am confident that AIC will continue to help our members succeed in an evolving and demanding marketplace." The 2014-2015 AIC Board will be implementing a new three-year strategic plan that will focus on: advocacy on behalf of the membership; diversification of the appraisal profession's value proposition; promotion of AIC Members as the "Professionals of Choice"; and, the development of a vibrant and engaged membership.

Joining Mr. Wilson on the AIC Executive Committee are: Daniel Doucet, AACI, P.App – President Elect - New Brunswick Dan Brewer, AACI, P.App – Vice President – Ontario Rick Colbourne, AACI, P.App – Vice President – Nova Scotia Dan Wilson, AAIC, P.App, Fellow - Past President – British Columbia Keith Lancastle, CEO, Non-voting member The 2014/2015 Board Members include: Glen Power, AACI, P.App, Newfoundland John Manning, AACI, P.App, Alberta Dan Jones, AACI, P.App, British Columbia Ernie Paustian, AACI, P.App, Alberta Thomas Fox, AACI, P.App, Saskatchewan Anne Helliker, AACI, P.App, Ontario Paula Malcolm-Schaller, CRA, Ontario Surinder Pal, AACI, P.App, Manitoba Louis Poirier, AACI, P.App, Québec During the President's Dinner at the AIC2014 Conference, President Wilson recognized the significant contribution of the outgoing past president, Dave Shum, AACI, P.App, Fellow by presenting him with a special award to acknowledge his commitment and years of service to AIC.

The AIC's highest honour, the Fellowship, was also presented to four AIC Designated Members who have emulated AIC's values and integrity in every facet of their career. This year's recipients include: Dan Wilson, AACI, P.App, Fellow of British Columbia; Alex Warga, AACI, P.App, Fellow of Manitoba; Gordon Brewer, AACI, P.App, Fellow of Newfoundland; and Craig Soderquist, AACI, P.App, Fellow of Alberta.

An Honourary AACI was also awarded to Rick Borges, MAI, SRA, AI-RRS, immediate past-president of the Appraisal Institute located in the United States. This prestigious award was granted to Mr. Borges in recognition of his commitment to advancing the profile, respect, body of knowledge, and advocacy of the valuation profession by building stronger alliances with AIC's leadership.

ABOUT AIC The Appraisal Institute of Canada (AIC) is a leading real property valuation association with over 4,900 members across Canada and around the world. Established in 1938, AIC works collaboratively with its 10 provincial affiliated associations to grant the distinguished Accredited Appraiser Canadian Institute (AACI™) and Canadian Residential Appraiser (CRA™) designations. AIC is a self-regulating organization that is guided by a Bylaws, Regulations and standards of professional practice known as the Canadian Uniform Standards of Professional Appraisal Practice (CUSPAP) and a Code of Conduct to ensure the integrity of the profession and the protection of public interest. AIC Designated Members are highly qualified, respected professionals who undertake comprehensive curriculum, experience and examination requirements. They are committed to continuing professional development to maintain the highest level of competency within the evolving marketplace. Our members provide unbiased appraisal, review, consulting, reserve fund studies and other services on all types of properties within their areas of competence defined under CUSPAP. For more information, go to www.AICanada.ca.

A photo accompanying this release is available at: http://www.globenewswire.com/newsroom/prs/?pkgid=25961 CONTACT: Sheila Roy, Director - Marketing & Communications Appraisal Institute of Canada 403-200 Catherine Street Ottawa, Ontario K2P 2K9 Phone: 613-234-6533, Ext. 224 Cell : 613.863.0127 E-mail: sheilar@aicanada.ca www.aicanada.ca Source: Appraisal Institute of Canada 2014 GlobeNewswire, Inc.

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