Customer Appreciation Week 2022 | Keynote Speaker Spotlight

Keynote Speaker Spotlight

Monday, October 3rd, ACI is kicking off our first annual Customer Appreciation Week with top industry insiders who will share their insights and forecasts into the most pressing appraisal topics.

Meet our keynote speakers and be sure to save your seat!

Alan Hummel, SRA | 11:00 am ET

Alan Hummel, SRA, is a Certified General Real Property Appraiser whose practice over 39 years has provided clients with solutions to a broad variety of real estate issues. He has been named by Inman News as one of the top 100 most influential people in real estate and was named the 2017 Valuation Visionary by the Collateral Risk Network. Alan is also an AQB Certified USPAP instructor. He has served as the National President of the Appraisal Institute, and as an officer of The Appraisal Foundation, has testified before the U.S. Senate and the U.S. House of Representatives on appraisal issues, and continues to be invited to speak nationwide to banking associations and numerous real estate industry groups on valuation trends and standards of practice.

Danny Wiley & Scott Reuter | Freddie Mac | 1:00 pm ET

Danny Wiley, SRA, is the senior director of property valuation for Freddie Mac’s Single-Family Risk Management division. He is responsible for Freddie Mac’s collateral risk management and its valuation team. He is also responsible for innovation in collateral risk analysis.

Mr. Wiley has held appraisal-related positions since 1982, including over 25 years as an independent fee appraiser and eight years as an AMC chief appraiser. He is also a past chair of the Appraisal Standards Board of The Appraisal Foundation and a past member of the Standards Board of the International Valuation Standards Committee.

He holds a Bachelor of Science in mathematics, with related work in physics, from Vanderbilt University.

Scott Reuter is the Chief Appraiser and Director of Valuation for the Single-Family business. His team leads the ongoing development and refinement of property valuation risk management strategies, underwriting products, and establishing and maintaining a credible quality assurance process across multiple lines of business support.

Mr. Reuter and his team also interact with both Sellers/clients and stakeholders across the appraisal industry to reinforce Freddie Mac’s quality standards.

Scott is a State Certified-General Appraiser with over 30 years of experience in valuation, appraisal and collateral risk management concerns. Prior to Freddie Mac, he held management positions with Bank of America, Goldman Sachs and GE. He is a recipient of GE’s America Award for outstanding contribution to the business and has recently been recognized as the CRN (Collateral Risk Network) 2021 Valuation Visionary.

Lyle Radke | Fannie Mae | 3:00 pm ET

Lyle Radke is the Senior Director of the Collateral Policy team, helping establish and maintain policy standards for appraisals and property eligibility. Lyle has worked in the appraisal and risk management industry for more than 20 years. Since joining Fannie Mae in 2013, he has worked on a large number of collateral policy initiatives, including Collateral Underwriter® (CU®), our web-based application for lenders.

All ACI customers past, present, and future are invited to this complimentary virtual event!

Your registration saves your seat for all Customer Appreciation Week events. Be sure to check back frequently for additional program content and speakers. It is recommended to set reminders for sessions you wish to attend. Events are listed on Eastern Daylight Time.

Customer Appreciation Week 2022 | Let’s Celebrate You!

Join us October 3-7, 2022 for ACI’s first annual Customer Appreciation Week. We are hosting live webinars with industry experts, product showcases, client spotlights, fun games, and giveaways.

All ACI customers past, present, and future are invited to this complimentary virtual event!

Keynote Speakers – Monday, October 3

Top industry insiders share their insights and forecasts on the most pressing appraisal topics. We will hear from Alan Hummel, First American’s former Chief Appraiser; Danny Wiley and Scott Reuter from Freddie Mac; and Fannie Mae’s Lyle Radke. Click here to learn more about our keynote speakers.

Product Showcase – Tuesday, October 4

Get a sneak peek at the hottest upcoming technology releases from ACI and our industry partners. We’ll check out DataTree with Danny Reyes and his team, learn how to increase efficiency and accuracy through the use of data and analysis tools from firms like SPARK and DataMaster, discover tips and tricks for navigating ACI’s appraisal software, and get a sneak peek of ACI’s SureStep™ Mobile app from Andy Priestap. Visit the Product Showcase Spotlight.

AMC Spotlight – Wednesday, October 5

ACI spotlights a few of the top-growing AMCs in the business. Learn about new opportunities to expand your business from Voxtur, Consolidated Analytics, PCV Murcor, ServiceLink, Nationwide Appraisal Network, LRES, and International Valuation Group.

Panel Discussions – Thursday October, 6

Join us for intimate, engaging explorations of the future of the appraisal industry as Bradley Coburn of ACI moderates a discussion with panelists Justin Alexander (Fannie Mae), Chris Hunt (IVG), Alan Hummel (Hummel Group), and Jeremy Staudenmaier (ACI).

ACI Fun Day – Friday, October 7

Kick back and relax for a day of fun. ACI is calling BINGO! and each winner will receive $50 off their next ACI renewal.

Your registration saves your seat for all Customer Appreciation Week events. Be sure to check back frequently for additional program content and speakers. It is recommended to set reminders for sessions you wish to attend. Events are listed on Eastern Daylight Time.

FCT integration with Canadian Residential Appraisal Library ReportPro™ from ACI helps reduce appraisal turn times

This integration marks the latest step forward in FCT’s mission to fuel growth and innovation across the real estate industry

OAKVILLE, August 23, 2022 – FCT, the leading national service provider in real estate technology and title insurance, announced today an integration with Canadian Residential Appraisal Library (CRAL) ReportPro™ from ACI, a leading innovator in collateral valuation technologies.

This integration allows appraisers to directly populate appraisal forms with residential property information, capturing key data points in one click and reducing turn times by more than half in many instances.

“Our integration with ACI aligns with our commitment to provide our customers with intuitive, data-driven products and deliver the highest quality of service,” said Daniela DeTommaso, president of FCT. “By combining FCT’s industry leading technology with ACI’s robust data and innovative workflow solutions, we are one step closer to creating a seamless experience across the real estate lifecycle.”

“We are excited to partner with FCT in advancing the Canadian appraisal market through collaborative innovation,” said Jeremy Staudenmaier, managing senior director at ACI. “This initiative is a major step forward in modernizing the appraisal process, while maintaining the high standard of quality their customers have come to expect.”

About FCT

Based in Oakville, Ontario, FCT has over 1,000 employees across the country. FCT provides industry-leading title insurance, default solutions and other real estate-related products and services to approximately 450 lenders, 43,000 legal professionals and 5,000 recovery professionals, as well as real estate agents, mortgage brokers and builders, nationwide.

The Great Place to Work® Institute has named FCT one of Canada’s Top 50 Best Workplaces for eight consecutive years (2015-2022) and certified FCT as a Great Place to Work. The company was also recognized for the third consecutive year (2020-2022) on the list of Best Workplaces™ for Women. Earlier this year, FCT’s parent company, First American Financial Corporation, was named was named one of the 100 Best Companies to Work For by Great Place to Work® and Fortune magazine for the seventh consecutive year.

For more information on FCT, please visit the company website at

ACI is a Proud Sponsor of CRN and Valuation Expo 2022

It’s a completely different environment this year with rising interest rates, the shifting regulatory climate, and appraisal modernization taking center stage – all key topics making this year’s Valuation Expo as exciting and informative as ever.

We are proud to be a multi-level sponsor for both CRN and Valuation Expo 2022 and are pleased to offer our ACI customers a discount on registration. Join us in Las Vegas to visit the ACI booth and meet the team. We look forward to sharing our latest innovations to keep you working efficiently in this ever-evolving valuation industry.

Save $50 off any type of pass with discount code ACI50.

Offer expires August 15th, 2022.

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ACI’s Jeremy Staudenmaier, CRN Valuation Visionary, featured on Appraisal Buzzcast

Jeremy Staudenmaier, ACI’s director of product management, has been recognized for his contributions to the valuation industry by Collateral Risk Network (CRN), which has named him a 2022 Valuation Visionary.

Recently, Jeremy sat down with Joan Trice, founder of CRN, on the Appraisal Buzzcast podcast on the award and his vision for the future of the appraisal industry. “There are many exciting and challenging changes in the industry-for instance, while they’ve always been around desktops and hybrid, appraisals are ‘about to get real’. ACI is hyper-focused on the appraiser and how to make them more efficient and effective at their job and technology has a crucial role in that. Improving the appraiser’s connectivity to the end user is essential to be successful.”

Commenting on the award, Robert Karraa, president of First American Data & Analytics, ACI’s parent, said, “Jeremy is a seasoned industry veteran who has made a significant impact on ACI since joining our company, and the valuation industry throughout his career. He is an innovative product developer and team leader with a proven track record of building high-impact, customer-focused products.”

Throughout his career, Jeremy has made several significant contributions to the appraisal and valuation industry. Prior to joining ACI, he was the collateral policy lead at Fannie Mae when the GSEs launched the Uniform Appraisal Dataset and Forms Redesign project. He also led training during the roll out of Fannie Mae’s Collateral Underwrite.

Earlier, Jeremy oversaw the retail and home equity appraisal operations, appraisal management company vendor management and appraisal compliance programs at Wells Fargo.

In his current role at ACI, he is focused on the design, development and execution of creative software solutions to drive the digital transformation of the valuation industry in a forward-thinking direction.

Jeremy is the third First American executive to win the CRN Visionary Award. ACI Senior Vice President of Sales and Marketing George Opelka received the award in 2016 and First American Mortgage Solutions Chief Appraiser and Vice President of Valuations Alan Hummel received the award the following year in 2017.

To learn more about the Valuation Visionary award and to listen to Jeremy’s full Buzzcast podcast, please visit: