Steven N. Siegler, ASA, FRICS Awards Pratt, Wang, and Sarkissian Prestigious Honorary Appraisal Review and Management (ARM) Designation
Steven N. Siegler, ASA, International Chairman of Appraisal Review and Management (ARM) for the American Society of Appraisers (ASA), announced today that Dr. Shannon Pratt (United States of America), Mr. Chengjun Wang (Peoples Republic of China), and Mr. Hakob Sarkissian (Russia) have received the highest honor offered by the ARM discipline. These individuals are regarded by their international colleagues as pioneers of modern valuation concepts and practices and as pillars in and to the global valuation profession and we are honored to have them join ARM’s ranks. Each individual brings great honor to his country, ARM and the ASA, and the worldwide valuation community.
These storied individuals will be honored at separate events at the ASA’s International Appraisal Conference in Minneapolis in August. Ernst & Young and American Appraisal will host an awards dinner honoring these deserving individuals on Sunday, August 3. Luminaries from throughout the global valuation community will attend.
In honoring the accomplishments, dedication, and academic thought of these individuals, we as a society reflect on the words of Robert F. Kennedy and the great poet James Merrill . . . “It is not enough to understand or to see clearly. The future will be shaped in the area of human activity by those willing to commit their minds and bodies to the task at hand and there are moments when speech is but a mouth pressed lightly and humbly against the angel’s hand.” Messrs. Pratt, Wang, and Sarkissian are the embodiment of our society and its highest endeavors.
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