Member Spotlight July 2020
Barbara Blades-Lines, ASA, ISA-CAPP
Personal Property Appraiser, Designated in Antiques & Decorative Arts
Barbara Blades-Lines has appraised Colonial to Contemporary furniture, paintings, silver, glass, ceramics, and maps, and promoted emerging artists, public art, and art education. A native Houstonian, Barbara graduated from the University of Texas and completed postgraduate studies with Christie’s Education in London. Pursuing a career as an independent appraiser, Barbara founded Blades Appraisal Services in 1994 in Houston. She moved to Bermuda in 1996, continuing her practice there until 2012. She returned to Houston and joined the appraisal department at MKG Art Management, LLC, serving as Director of Deaccessions. In 2019 Barbara founded Blades Appraisal and Art Resources, LLC where she serves private, corporate, and institutional clients.
Recent Member Advancements
The following Houston Chapter members have advanced to Accredited Senior Appraiser (ASA):
William Banfield, ASA in MTS, Specialty in Machinery & Equipment;
Ryan Johnson, ASA in MTS, Specialty in Machinery & Equipment;
Allan McBrayer, ASA in RP, Specialty in all kinds of Real Property;
Barbara Baldes-Lines, ASA in PP, Specialty in Antiques & Decorative Arts
Congratulations to all!
ASA International Election Results 2020/2021
Houston Chapter members Cameron Tipton (left) and Melanie Modica (center) were elected to ASA's International ARM Committee as standing members at large. Jaclyn Burket Franks (right) was elected to the International Business Valuation Discipline Committee as member at large. Congratulations to all!
ASA Board of Governors Election
We are pleased to announce that Houston Chapter Member Scott Miller, ASA, was recently elected to begin a four-year term as Governor of ASA Region 3. Scott is a Business Valuation Appraiser who has been active on the Board of Directors of the Houston Chapter for many years and served as Chapter President in 2010-2011.
Chapter President Steve Hu congratulates Mark Hammond Sr for advancement to ASA in Machinery and Technical Specialties and Cameron Tipton (right) for achieving the Appraisal Review and Management designation.
ASA National Awards 2018 / 2019
Bravo Houston Chapter!
Above: Current Chapter President Steve Hu, ASA, accepts Chapter of the Year Award for Walter Turville, last year's Chapter President.
Above: Houston Chapter Members Melanie Modica, ASA, ARM-PP and Pamela Bensoussan, ASA, ARM-PP, received Members of the Year Honors at the International Conference in New York.
Members in the News
Real Property Appraiser Richard Hurt, ASA (above), lent his expertise to Chris Tomlinson for a column on protesting property tax appraisals of homes and businesses. Article was published May 1, 2019 in the Houston Chronicle. Link to article.
Left: During June, 2019, Houston Chapter meeting Member R. Joseph Corkin, ASA, is congratulated by Chapter President Walter Turville for his advancement to ASA designation in Business Valuation, and
Right: Matthew Springer, ASA, receives his ASA advancement certificate, also in Business Valuation..
Right: Michael Morgan, ASA, receives his ARM-BV designation from Houston Chapter ARM Chair Melanie Modica, ASA, ARM-PP during March 2019 meeting.
Left: During February, 2019, Houston Chapter meeting Member Horacio Correa, ASA, is congratulated by Chapter President Walter Turville for his advancement to ASA designation in Personal Property, MTS.
ASA National Awards 2017 / 2018
Houston Chapter Member Sumeet Sahnan received the Chapter Member of the Year Award at the International ASA Conference in Anaheim, California, October 2018....and Past President Beth Hurst received on behalf of the Houston Chapter the national award for providing outstanding chapter sponsored education! Houston Chapter President (right) receives the Chapter Education Award from International ASA President Robert Morrison at the International Conference in Anaheim, CA;
Above Left: Chapter President Elizabeth Hurst congratulates Michael J. Morgan on his advancement to ASA in Business Valuation. Right: Pamela Bensoussan, ASA, ARM-PP receives her ARM advancement certificate from Chapter ARM Chair Melanie Modica, ASA, ARM-PP, during chapter meeting
Communiques from HQ
Publications for Accredited Members to revisit and refresh your memory:
Recent Member Advancements
Mr. Miles D. Gilmour, ASA (advanced from Candidate to ASA) in Business Valuation
Mrs. Leah N. Raschke Pollard, ASA (advanced from Candidate to ASA) in Machinery and Technical Specialties/Machinery and Equipment
Mr. Tobiah J. Utter, ASA (advanced from Candidate to ASA) in Business Valuation
Mr. John B. Gilmore III, ASA (advanced from Candidate to ASA) in Machinery and Technical Specialties/Machinery and Equipment
ohn B. Gilmore III, ASA (left) and Leah N. Raschke Pollard, ASA (right) receive their official certificates from Chapter President Elizabeth Hurst, ASA during the Feb 1, 2018 Chapter Meeting.
And congratulations to Ms. Melanie Modica, ASA, for achieving the special designation of Appraisal Review & Management/Personal Property (ARM-PP).
Melanie Modica, ASA, ARM-PP receives her advancement certificate from Chapter President Elizabeth Hurst, ASA, during chapter meeting November 2017.