Appraisal Institute of Canada Announces the 2016 Top Appraisers Under 40

OTTAWA, April 11, 2016 /CNW/ - The Appraisal Institute of Canada (AIC) is proud to announce that Joanne Slaney, AACI, P.App and Clifford Smirl, AACI, P.App are the winners of the Top Appraiser under 40 award. The recipients were chosen based on their career accomplishments, contribution to AIC and to the valuation profession, as well as their volunteerism within their community.

Ms. Slaney is currently the Director and General Manager of Altus Group in St. John's Newfoundland; Mr. Smirl is a partner at Kent MacPherson Appraisals Inc. in Kelowna, British Columbia. Both recipients have exceled in their careers and undertaken leadership positions within their respective organizations as well as within AIC. Details on their career accomplishments can be found at .

"AIC is pleased to recognize these two Designated Members who exemplify the talent and dedication of AIC's young professional appraisers," states Daniel Doucet, AACI, P.App, president of AIC.

"It is very inspiring to see the accomplishments attained by these young members who have not only embraced their profession and have committed themselves to continuous learning, but are actively sharing their knowledge with the whole appraisal community. I am confident that they both are destined to become the next generation of leaders in the field of real estate valuation and in AIC."

The Top Appraiser Under 40 award program was launched in 2016 to recognize exceptional young appraisal professionals who are making significant accomplishments within the appraisal profession and their community.

About the Appraisal Institute of Canada

The Appraisal Institute of Canada (AIC) is a leading real property valuation association with over 5,000 members across Canada. Established in 1938, the 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 Designated Members are highly qualified, respected professionals who undertake comprehensive curriculum, experience and examination requirements. Our members provide unbiased appraisal, appraisal review, consulting and reserve fund study services on all types of properties within their areas of competence. For more information, go to


SOURCE Appraisal Institute of Canada

For further information: Sheila Roy, Appraisal Institute of Canada, Phone: 613-234-6533 x224, Mobile: 613-863-0127,


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