American Society of Appraisers Hires New CEO

The American Society of Appraisers (ASA) has appointed Johnnie White (pictured) to be its new CEO, starting April 15.

He replaces Lee P. Hackett, a career appraiser who has served as ASA’s CEO on an interim basis since October 2017. Hackett will remain with ASA to assist with the leadership transition.

White has more than 27 years of association-management experience. He most recently served as senior director of the American Academy of Otolaryngology–Head and Neck Surgery. At that organization, White managed global affairs and strategic planning and oversaw a staff of 17 and an annual event with more than 9,000 attendees.

White is also an adjunct faculty member at Georgetown University, where he instructs graduate students in operations and event management.

In his new role, White will continue ASA’s international visibility and implement its strategic direction by identifying opportunities for collaboration and partnerships.

“During the search process, Johnnie set himself apart by demonstrating his intellect and his outstanding leadership qualities, especially in the area of inspiring others to achieve their best with his team-building management style,” said ASA president Robert B. Morrison in a statement.

Morrison said that White was “an accomplished international speaker, university adjunct instructor, collaborator, manager and leader, and we look forward to his ideas and energy that will continue moving ASA forward as the preeminent appraisal designation.”

White holds an MBA from University of Maryland University College and a B.S. in information systems management from the University of Maryland. He is a member of the American Society of Association Executives and the Professional Convention Management Association. In 2017 he was named one of the top 40 Trending Association Innovators by DCA Live.

Based in Reston, Va., the American Society of Appraisers calls itself “the oldest and only major appraisal organization designating members in all appraisal specialties.”

(Image courtesy of the American Society of Appraisers)

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