Gov. Rick Snyder makes appointment, reappointments to the Michigan Board of Real Estate Appraisers

LANSING, Mich. – (RealEstateRama) — Gov. Rick Snyder today announced the appointment of Mark Jenkins of Rockford as well as the reappointments of Ronald Wheeler of Dewitt and David Worthams of Kalamazoo 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.

“Mark and Ronald have years of experience in the real estate profession and I am confident they will positively impact this board,” Snyder said.

Appointment:

Jenkins is the CEO for Midwest Appraisal Management and previously served as deputy equalization director for Isabella County, and as owner and appraiser of AREA Services, LLC. He holds a bachelor’s degree in accounting from Michigan State University. He will represent general certified real estate appraisers and replace Norman Thomas.

Reappointments:

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. He will continue to represent certified residential real estate appraisers.

Worthams is policy director and served as the grassroots advocacy manager with the Michigan Bankers Association. Previously, he was a legislative associate with the Michigan Municipal League, deputy chief of staff for state Sen. Jud Gilbert and a policy adviser with the Michigan House of Representatives. Worthams is involved with the Kalamazoo County Road Commission, and previously served on the Michigan Jaycees, the Kalamazoo Jaycees, and the Kalamazoo County Metropolitan Planning Commission. He holds a bachelor’s degree in public administration from Western Michigan University and a master’s degree in legal studies from Kaplan University. He will continue to represent the general public.

Members will serve four-year terms expiring June 30, 2021.Their appointments are subject to the advice and consent of the Senate.

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