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Tami Hynes named CEO of The Appraisal Institute of Canada

The Appraisal Institute of Canada (AIC) appointed Tami Hynes as its new CEO this summer, following the retirement of former CEO Keith Lancastle.

“Tami brings to AIC a wealth of experience in strategic planning, organizational change and effectiveness, certification and governance,” says AIC in a news release. “Known for her ability to build relationships and navigate complexity, Tami has occupied senior leadership positions in financial services, member association and professional certification sectors over her nearly 30-year career.”

Immediately prior to joining AIC, she was vice-president, precertification education at Chartered Professional Accountants Canada, one of the largest accounting bodies in the world, where she was responsible for the strategic direction and operational oversight of education and assessment for entering the profession, says AIC. Before that, she was CEO of the Optometry Examining Board of Canada and held other key roles at an Ontario regulatory body and a Canadian bank.

“We are very pleased that our rigorous and extensive search process has resulted in the selection of a candidate with a unique set of qualifications and experience that will ensure the continued success of the AIC,” says AIC president Suzanne de Jong. “We are confident that Tami is the right person to lead the AIC as it continues to adapt and evolve to meet the ever-changing needs of the marketplace and fulfil its mandate of public protection and member service.”

Hynes says, “I’m proud and honoured to join such a reputable and essential organization. I look forward to working with the membership, board, staff, and all our partners and stakeholders to lead the Appraisal Institute of Canada and its members into a future of continued high performance.”

The AIC says its members owe outgoing CEO Keith Lancastle “an enormous debt of gratitude for leading AIC through a period of significant change and many challenges. As he moves towards retirement from AIC and into the next phase of his career, we extend our very best wishes to Keith, as well as our thanks for his countless contributions.”