Snyder makes appointment, reappointment to Board of Real Estate Appraisers

Thursday, Sept. 19, 2013

LANSING, Mich. – Gov. Rick Snyder today announced the appointment of Ronald Wheeler, of Dewitt, and the reappointment of Norman Thomas, of Livonia, to the Michigan Board of Real Estate Appraisers.

Housed within the Michigan Department of Licensing and Regulatory Affairs, the nine-member board licenses and regulates the service of more than 6,000 real estate appraisers.

“Ronald and Norman are experienced professionals and I am confident they will do great work on this board,” said Snyder.

Wheeler is president of Wheeler Real Estate Services LLC. He also does quality control and compliance for Midwest Appraisal Management. Previously, Wheeler was vice president of Community First Bank in Lansing and a loan officer with Hackley Union National Bank in Muskegon. Wheeler is a member of the Greater Lansing Association of Realtors, the Michigan Association of Realtors and the National Association of Realtors. He holds a bachelor’s degree in business administration from Western Michigan University. Wheeler will represent certified residential appraisers and replaces David Molenaar.

Thomas is president and chief appraiser of R.S. Thomas & Associates Inc., where he has worked since 1986. He holds numerous certifications, including the Accredited Senior Appraiser designation from the American Society of Appraisers and the SR/WA designation from the International Right of Way Association. Thomas is past president of the Detroit Chapter of the American Society of Appraisers and past president of the Michigan Chapter of the International Right of Way Association. He holds a bachelor’s degree from Albion College. Thomas will continue to represent certified real estate appraisers.

Members serve four-year terms expiring June 30, 2017, and their appointments are subject to the advice and consent of the state Senate.

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