The American Society of Appraisers is an organization of appraisal professionals and others interested in the appraisal profession. International in structure, it is self-supporting and independent. The oldest and only major appraisal organization representing all of the disciplines of appraisal specialists, the society originated in 1936 and incorporated in 1952. ASA’s headquarters is in the metropolitan Washington, D.C., area.
The society is dedicated to the benefit of the appraisal profession. It is one of eight major appraisal societies that, in 1987, founded the Appraisal Foundation, a national nonprofit organization created to establish uniform criteria for professional appraisers. Since 1989 The Appraisal Foundation has been recognized by the U.S. Congress as the source for the development and promulgation of appraisal standards and qualifications.
Mr. Dufour has been officially recognized by ASA (2002-2003) for his exemplary service, dedication, and untiring efforts in the development, coordination, and implementation of the Technical Management Professional Valuation Specialty degree program at Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University and the aviation specific MTS courses for the American Society of Appraisers.
In August 2008, Mr. Dufour received the Jerry F. Larkins Award from the ASA recognizing his exceptional volunteer service and leadership on the part of an ASA member.