Mark Evans , IFAS, and NAIFA Merger Task Force Member is a Certified General Appraiser from Lawrenceburg, TN. He is a graduate of the University of North Alabama where he obtained his B.B.A. in Human Resources and Organizational Management. Mark has been involved in real estate in some form since 1999. He was a third generation auctioneer and affiliate broker during his college years. In 2003 he began his apprenticeship towards his real estate license. In 2006 he obtained his license and opened Mark Evans & Associates. At the age of 27 he obtained his IFAS from the NAIFA only later to serve in various national leadership roles including, but certainly not limited to, National Director, Marketing Chair, and the NAIFA/ASA Merger Task Force Chair.
John D. Russell, JD, and ASA Merger Project Manager is Senior Director of Government Relations and Chief Lobbyist for the American Society of Appraisers. John joined ASA in October 2009, tasked with developing ASA’s internal government relations department. Today, ASA’s government relations department is the preeminent advocate for all appraisal disciplines and issues, including: modernization of Title XI FIRREA, reengineering of IRS Letter 4477, overcoming proposed “appraiser-as-fiduciary” regulations for ESOP valuations and more. Mr. Russell has a Juris Doctor from the Syracuse University College of Law, and a Bachelor of Arts in Broadcasting and Mass Communications from the State University of New York at Oswego.