George Opelka serves as the General Manager of ACI, a division of First American Data and Analytics. George joined ACI in 1993, a leading innovator in providing software solutions for the valuation industry for more than 40 years. George plays an integral role in strategic direction, business development and establishing partnerships that connects thousands of real estate appraisers to their clients using ACI technology. In 2016, George was voted as the recipient of the Valuation Visionary Award, the most coveted award in the appraisal profession.
Chief Valuation Officer
Ernie Durbin is Chief Valuation Officer at Clarocity and holds the SRA and AI-RRS designations from the Appraisal Institute. The Counselors of Real Estate have distinguished Ernie with their CRE designation. With the Appraisal Foundation, Ernie is a former member of the Appraisal Practices Board of currently serves on the Industry Advisory Council (IAC). Ernie is on the Executive Council of the Collateral Risk Network (CRN) and received their Valuation Visionary award in 2018.
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.