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Get To Know Our Board

The Board of Directors is made up of leaders that represent AARO's diverse membership. These committed professionals help guide AARO's policy and provide leadership for state regulators and industry professionals.

The Board of Directors consists of the President, President Elect, Vice President, Secretary, Treasurer, Immediate Past President, ten Directors and five Alternate Directors.

Executive Committee



Dee Sharp, Washington
Program Manager, Washington State Real Estate Appraiser Commission​

Dee Sharp currently holds a position as a Washington Management Service (WMS) Program Manager with the Washington State Department of Licensing, Business & Professions Division, Real Estate/Appraiser programs.  Dee manages eight business and professional licensing and regulatory programs and the Uniform Commercial Code program for the Department.  Dee has been with the Department for eight years beginning as a Professional Licensing Manager in 2011.  Prior to coming to the Department, Dee spent 10+ years employed as professional Legal Support to both public and private attorneys.  As an adult learner while holding down a full time job and raising a family, Dee earned her Bachelor’s Degree in 2009 and Master’s Degree in Public Administration in 2011 from the Evergreen State College in Washington state. 

Dee has a great passion for serving her fellow citizens through her formal and volunteer work in public service.  She currently serves as President of the Association of Appraiser Regulatory Officials (AARO). Additionally, Dee has previously served as Vice President for the Actively Involving Department Employees Association (A.I.D.E.) Association which assists Department of Licensing employees in times of need; Dee has been as a voting member of the National Association of Secretaries of State (NASS) and the International Association of Commercial Administrators (IACA) for the last several years as well.  

Dee has many interests to include being passionate about successfully educating young people; and influencing policies to develop responsible environmental stewardship.  

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Kristen Worman, Texas
Deputy General Counsel, Texas Appraiser Licensing & Certification Board


Diana Piechocki, Arkansas
Executive Director, Arkansas Appraiser Licensing and Certification Board


Dennis Badger, Kentucky
Investigator, Kentucky Real Estate Appraisers Board


Marty Fleischhacker, Minnesota

Assistant Commissioner, Enforcement Division, Minnesota Commerce Department

Immediate Past President

Craig Steinley, SRA, AI-RRS, South Dakota
Principal, Steinley Real Estate Appraisals and Consulting


Douglas Oldmixon, Texas
Executive Director, Texas Real Estate Commission; Commissioner, Texas Appraiser Licensing & Certification Board


Don Rodgers, North Carolina
Executive Director, North Carolina Appraisal Board 


Craig Coffee, Georgia
Deputy Commissioner, Georgia Real Estate Appraisers Board and Georgia Real Estate Commission

Board of Directors

Allison McDonald, Florida

Executive Director, Florida Real Estate Appraisal Board

Vanessa Beauchamp, Missouri
Executive Director, Missouri Real Estate Appraisers Commission

Tamora Papas, District of Columbia
Chair, DC Board of Appraisers

Gae Lynne Cooper, Oregon
Administrator, Oregon Appraiser Certification and Licensure Board

Brandy March, Iowa
Executive Officer, Iowa Division of Banking

Corey Kost, MAI, North Dakota
Vice-Chair, North Dakota Real Estate Appraiser Qualifications & Ethics Board

BJ Jibben, Wyoming
Licensing Specialist, Wyoming Certified Real Estate Appraisal Board

Alternate Directors

Amelia Lovorn, Mississippi
Board Member, Mississippi Real Estate Appraiser Licensing and Certification Board

Steve McCaleb, Oklahoma
Attorney, Oklahoma Real Estate Appraiser Board

Danielle Morales, Mississippi
Investigator, Mississippi Real Estate Appraiser Licensing and Certification Board

Jackie Olson, Minnesota
Audit Director, Minnesota Department of Commerce