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Appointments made to Board of Real Estate Appraisers

Tuesday, July 17, 2012

LANSING, Mich. - Gov. Rick Snyder has appointed Lisa Burroughs, of St. Clair, Diana Meyer, of Grand Rapids, and Karen Myers, of West Branch, to the Board of Real Estate Appraisers. 

Created in 1991 and 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.


"I am impressed by these individuals' knowledge and long record of service, and I look forward to their work on the board," said Snyder.


Burroughs is the chief operations officer for the Michigan Schools and Government Credit Union, where she oversees $1.1 billion in assets. Previously, she served as president and chief executive officer of Parkside Credit Union, as vice president of marketing for State Employees Credit Union and as a business instructor for Macomb Community College and Lansing Community College. Burroughs holds bachelor's and master's degrees in business administration from Central Michigan University. She will represent the general public and replaces Donn Fresard.


Meyer is founder and president of Diana L. Meyer Appraiser Inc. She previously worked as a real estate appraiser and as assistant branch manager for First Federal of Michigan. Meyer is a member of the Grand Rapids Association of Realtors, Michigan Association of Realtors and National Association of Realtors. She earned a bachelor's degree in business from Calvin College and became a certified residential appraiser in 2005. Meyer will represent state licensed real estate appraisers and replaces Beth Graham.


Myers is owner and manager of American Eagle Appraisals LLC in West Branch. Previously, she worked for Diebold Insurance Co., where she served as a marketing representative, commercial and personal lines customer service representative, bookkeeper and personal lines coordinator. Myers serves as director of the Michigan Council of Real Estate Appraisers and is a member of the Michigan Association of Real Estate Appraisers and Michigan Association of Realtors. She will represent state licensed real estate appraisers who may be employed by a lending institution and replaces Leo Wickert Jr.


Appointees will serve four-year terms that expire June 30, 2016, and their appointments are subject to the advice and consent of the Senate.