Manager of State & Industry Affairs
Scott W. DiBiasio is the Manager of State & Industry Affairs for the Appraisal Institute, a global professional association of real estate appraisers. Based in the association’s Washington, D.C. office, Scott is responsible for tracking state legislative and regulatory issues affecting the real estate appraisal profession across the country. He is also responsible for tracking and working to influence state legislative proposals regarding a wide variety of issues affecting the profession, including measures related to valuation bias, statutes of limitations, appraiser credentialing, education approval, valuation standards, and alternative valuation products. Scott also works with the leaders, members, and staff of the AI’s chapters around the country to assist them in developing and executing their state government affairs programs. He has been with the AI since 2008 and holds a bachelor’s degree from The American University in Washington, D.C.
Director of Government and External Relations
Bill Garber is the Director of Government and External Relations for the Appraisal Institute, where he serves as head of the AI Washington operations. As director, he represents the interests of AI members before Congress, federal agencies, and outreach to aligned real estate organizations.
Bill has a range of expertise with real estate issues, including residential and commercial valuation and finance, economic development and land use, conservation and historic preservation issues, financial reporting, asset backed securities, and real estate disposition and acquisition. He serves as the liaison to the Appraisal Institute’s Government Relations Committee and Client Advisory Board, and as Treasurer of the Appraisal Institute Political Action Committee. Bill has testified before Congress, and he is a frequent speaker before government agencies and industry organizations. He was also instrumental in the development and passage of appraisal provisions found in last three major housing finance bills in Congress.
Bill has more than 20 years of association lobbying and management experience in the real estate and economic development professions. He has a bachelor’s degree in Political Science from Oregon State University.
As editor of Valuation Review, Mike Holzheimer seeks out the information and announcements pertinent to appraisers. Through in-depth feature stories, He brings to the readers the insights, expertise and opinions from some of the top authorities within the valuation profession. He speaks directly to company CEOs, presidents and chief operating officers who separate fact from fiction allowing appraisers to make informed decisions as it relates to their business. Valuation Review also engages in conversation with appraisers from across the country telling their success stories and what they feel the appraisal profession needs to improve upon.