8 Terrace Road
Plymouth Meeting, PA 19462
The Philadelphia Chapter of the American Society of Appraisers (ASA) includes over 150 designated and candidate members serving Eastern Pennsylvania and New Jersey. An early (1945) member of the American Society of Technical Appraisers -- an ASA predecessor -- the Philadelphia Chapter is one of the oldest and largest in the nation.
|Susan Golashovsky, ASA, Past International President|
From its inception, the Chapter has been a leader in service and professionalism. Our members are always among those chairing and staffing ASA International Committees. A number of Philadelphia's past Chapter Presidents have gone on, like George D. Sinclair, FASA, to serve as Regional Governors. In fact, past Presidents J. Mark Penny, ASA, ARM-BV and Susan M. Golashovsky, ASA (right) have recently served as our Regional Governor. One of our most distinguished members, George Sinclair also served as ASA's International President (1974-75), as have J. Mark Penny, ASA, ARM-BV and Susan M. Golashovsky, ASA more recently.
At the 2017 International Appraisers Conference, the Philadelphia Chapter received the 2016–17 ASA award for
Outstanding Chapter Education Event for organizing and hosting the 2017 Business Valuation Seminar held on May 5, 2017 in Plymouth Meeting, PA. The award recognizes the commendable level of effort and commitment in time, talent and resources offered by Sheila K. Gorman, ASA, Frank Merenda, ASA, and the Philadelphia Chapter in organizing and promoting a successful conference attended by over 40 participants.
At the 2015 International Appraisers Conference, the Philadelphia Chapter received the 2014-2015 awards for Outstanding Chapter of the Year and Best Chapter Mentor Program, the mentoring award for the sixth time!
At the 2013 Joint International Appraisers and Advanced Business Valuation Conferences in San Antonio, our Philadelphia Chapter received its fifth Award for Best Chapter Mentor Program. The Chapter took home its fourth award from the annual Conference in Phoeniz in 2012. Its third award was presented at the ASA International Conference in Hollywood, FL in 2007. On that occasion, International President, Leslie H. Miles, Jr., ASA. said:
|J. Mark Penny, ASA, ARM-BV, Past International President|
Mentoring programs are vital to the growth of ASA membership. On behalf of your ASA colleagues, it is my privilege to recognize your chapter for its noteworthy accomplishments in this crucial area. We learn from your example and look forward to many more years of productive service together with the American Society of Appraisers.
At the ASA International Appraisal Conference held in Orlando, FL in July 2009, The Philadelphia Chapter won the Best Chapter Directory Award, and received Honorable Mention for Best Chapter Public Relations Award, repeating the Honorable Mention for Public Relations in 2010 at the ASA International Appraisal Conference held in Las Vegas, NV. In previous years, the Chapter won Best Chapter and Best Mentor Program Awards.
|Jay E. Fishman, FASA|
In 2010 at the International Conference in Las Vegas, the Philadelphia Chapter also received the ASA award for Best Chapter Website. International President Michael H. Evans, FASA wrote:
The Philadelphia Chapter has employed exemplary techniques in spreading the word about its informative educational topics and has done an outstanding job of producing a website that is informative to users of appraisal services as well as chapter members.
The Chapter is honored to have among its members, Jay E. Fishman, FASA, whose FASA designation means he belongs to ASA's elite College of Fellows. The College guides ASA with its opinions about appraisal principles and practices. Mr. Fishman is the 2016 recipient of the Chapter's Sinclair Professiionalism Award, which recognizes an individual whose actions have enhanced the appraisal profession.
|President||Sheila K. Gorman, ASA (484-270-1240)|
|1st Vice President||Megan B. Salehli, ASA (215-893-9914)|
|2nd Vice President||Walter O'Connell, ASA (212-273-1143)|
|3rd Vice President||Todd C. Jarden, ASA (484- 995-3154)|
|Secretary/Treasurer||John P. Carroll, ASA (267-479-3364)|
|Past President||Andrew G. Sherriff, ASA (610-213-6674)|
|Executive Secretary||Joanne Paciello (610-277-1366)|
|Board of Directors|
John P. Carroll, ASA
Gary J. Friedlander, ASA
Jeffrey P. Fuller, ASA
Susan M. Golashovsky, ASA
Sheila K. Gorman, ASA
Robert M. Haas, Jr., ASA
Steven F. Harski, ASA
Todd C. Jarden, ASA
Robert J. Luciani, ASA
William P. Mitchell, ASA
Walter O'Connell, ASA
Megan B. Salehli, ASA
Andrew G. Sherriff, ASA