President’s Message

It is with great enthusiasm and gratitude that I write to you as the newly installed President of the Metro NJ Chapter of the Appraisal Institute. I am honored to take the reins from Jen Barany. Jen has been one of the most engaged leaders in our chapter and am committed to building on the strong foundation she, and those before, have laid.

I am thrilled to introduce the talented individuals joining me in leadership roles. Katherine Tantinan as our Vice President, bringing her expertise and passion to the forefront; Dan Webb will serve as our Treasurer, and Erin Taffera as our Secretary. Their dedication to our chapter’s success is truly commendable, and I am eager to work closely with them.

A warm welcome is extended to our new Board of Directors members: Paul Colella, Andrew Beltran, and Karan Shah. Their diverse perspectives and skills will undoubtedly contribute to the continued growth and success of our chapter. I am excited to collaborate with them and our returning board members as we collectively face the challenges and opportunities that lie ahead in 2024.

It was an honor to have the 2023 National President, Craig Steinley, in attendance at our installation dinner—a testament to the significance of our chapter’s work. Mr. Steinley’s third visit to our chapter underscores the importance of our local efforts within the broader Appraisal Institute.

Among our upcoming events, looking forward, I am pleased to announce that the Princeton Conference will be held at a new location this year. Even more exciting, our new Appraisal Institute CEO, Cindy Chance, has graciously agreed to speak at the event. This presents a unique opportunity for our members to engage with and learn from a key figure in our industry.

As we continue on this journey together, I am dedicated to finding innovative ways to grow our chapter and overcome new challenges. Your input and involvement are invaluable, and I encourage you to share your ideas and perspectives. Together, let us make 2024 a year of continued success and progress for the Metro NJ Chapter.

Warm regards,

Joe Wisniewski, MAI

2024 Metro NJ Chapter President

Joseph Wisniewski, MAI

2024 Chapter President