Mr. Stephens professional credentials include Certified General Appraiser, SRA Designation from the Appraisal Institute, AQB Certified USPAP Instructor through The Appraisal Foundation, CDEI certified distance education instructor through the International Distance Education Certification Center.
For over twenty years he has been providing qualifying and continuing education seminars around the country through his seminar company, Appraisal Seminars, the Appraisal Institute and several colleges.
For over thirty years, Mr. Stephens has also been involved in national appraisal organization leadership, most recently as the 2013 President of the North Texas Chapter of the Appraisal Institute and prior board and officer positions with the Society of Real Estate Appraisers, the American Society of Appraisers. He is a frequent speaker at national conferences for professional organizations around the country and voted the Collateral Risk Network 2013 Valuation Visionary for life-long contributions to the industry.
In September 2011 Mr. Stephens joined Metro-West Appraisal Co. LLC as Senior Vice President, Appraisal Operations and Compliance and in December 2013 was promoted to Chief Appraiser, SVP Compliance.
Craig was appointed to the Utah Appraiser Licensing and Appraisal Board by the Governor of Utah in 2004 to 2012, having chaired the board for 4 of those years. Craig is the past president of the Washington County Board of Realtors, past president of the Utah Association of Realtors, and is currently a Director with the National Association of Appraisers. He is also currently serving in the NAR Real Property Valuation Committee. Craig is a licensed education instructor for Real Estate and Appraisal as well as for Accurity Valuation Corporate Commercial Appraisal Development.
Craig has been a full time real estate appraiser since 1984, with his appraisal experience in appraising most types of commercial property, residential property, easements, water rights. He also has experience in litigation valuation together with residential and commercial development. Craig has been qualified as an expert witness in district court in Utah and Nevada as well as providing testimony in Georgia, US District court and federal bankruptcy courts.
Prior to joining NAHB, Jessica worked on Capitol Hill for Congressman Rick Lazio from New York who served as the Chairman of the House Banking Subcommittee on Housing and Community Opportunity.
Jessica earned an MBA from the University of Maryland, Robert H. Smith School of Business and a Bachelor’s degree from Gettysburg College, PA.