Gov. Perry Appoints Four to Texas Appraiser Licensing and Certification Board
Gov. Rick Perry has appointed four members to the Texas Appraiser Licensing and Certification Board for terms to expire Jan. 31, 2013. The board adopts rules for the licensing and certification of real estate appraisers in the state.
Walker Beard of El Paso is a licensed real estate broker and appraiser, and a partner at Wilkinson, Pendergras and Beard LP. He is a member and past president of the Rio Grande Chapter of the Appraisal Institute and the Certified Commercial Investment Member Institute of El Paso. He is also a member of the Institute of Real Estate Management, Foundation Appraisers Coalition of Texas, and University of Texas at El Paso Friends of the Library. Beard served in the Texas National Guard and received a bachelor's degree and teaching accreditation from California Polytechnic State University. He is being reappointed.
Sheryl Swift of Galveston is a certified tax assessor and collector, and chief deputy of operations at the Galveston County Tax Office. She is a member of the Tax Assessor and Collector Association, and the International and Texas associations of Assessing Officers. Swift is being reappointed.
Donna L. Walz of Lubbock is retired, and a community volunteer. She received a bachelor's degree from Texas Tech University. Walz is being reappointed.
Jamie Wickliffe of Midlothian is a licensed real estate broker and appraiser, and independent owner of Coldwell Banker Americana Realtors and J.S. Wickliffe and Co. She is former mayor pro tem of Midlothian and a member of the Midlothian City Council. She is also a member of the National Association of Independent Fee Appraisers, North Texas Commercial Real Estate Brokers Association and the National, Texas and Ellis Hill associations of Realtors. She is past president and a member of the Midlothian Education Foundation, past president of the Midlothian Chamber of Commerce, Ellis County Public Officials Association and Ellis Hill Association of Realtors, and a past member of the Midlothian Economic Development Commission. Wickliffe received an associate degree from Cedar Valley College.
These appointments are subject to Senate confirmation.
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