AIC Also Recognizes Exceptional Volunteers During Annual Conference

QUEBEC, June 27, 2018 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — The Appraisal Institute of Canada (AIC) announces the election of Peter McLean, AACI, P.App of Peterborough, Ontario as AIC’s National President for 2018/2019. Mr. McLean was formally inducted during AIC’s 2018 Conference held from June 13 – 16, 2018 in Quebec City, Quebec.

Peter first joined AIC in 1990 and received his AACI in 2001. His involvement with the Appraisal Institute began when, as a Candidate Member, he served as secretary on the Peterborough Lindsay Chapter. Peter was later elected as the Regional Director for the Ontario Association after serving as Chair for three terms. While serving on the Ontario Association Board, he was President for two years.

Governance has been important to Peter as he was appointed by the Lieutenant Governor of Ontario to the Peterborough-Lakefield Police Services Board and served as Chair for two years. After his term on the Ontario Association, Peter served as a governor for Fleming College for a six-year term and was board chair for three years. He continues to be involved with the National body of AIC as a Board Examiner and on various other committees.

Peter has practiced as a fee appraiser and mentored several Candidate Members who have successfully been granted their designations

“I am honored to be the new AIC president – especially as we enter into its 80th anniversary as the preeminent professional valuation association in Canada. I plan to continue to build on its proud history and reputation as the appraisal professionals of choice within Canada.”

“I’d like to thank Rick Colbourne, AACI, P.App, Fellow for all his hard work and leadership as AIC President and I look forward to working with him as he continues to be part of the Executive Committee in the role of past-president,” said Peter McLean, president of the Appraisal Institute of Canada.

Joining Mr. McLean on the AIC Executive Committee are:

Thomas Fox, AACI, P.App – President-Elect – Saskatchewan
Darrell Thorvaldson, AACI, P.App – Vice-President – Manitoba
Jan Wicherek, AACI, P. App – Vice-President – Prince Edward Island
Rick Colbourne, AAIC, P.App – Past President – Ontario
Keith Lancastle – Chief Executive Officer, Non-voting member

Members of the Board of Directors include:

Michael Kirkland, AACI, P. App, Newfoundland/Labrador
Adam Dickinson, AACI, P. App, New Brunswick
Georges Semine, AACI, P. App, Quebec
Suzanne de Jong, AACI, P.App, Ontario
Edward Saxe, CRA, P.App, Ontario
Brad Brewster, AACI, P.App, Alberta
Ernie Paustian, AACI, P.App, Alberta
Dan Jones, AACI, P.App, British Columbia
Craig Barnsley, AACI, P.App, British Columbia

For more information about the 2018/2019 Board of Directors, please visit

Several awards were also presented during the 2018 AIC Conference:

  • The AIC’s highest honour, the Fellow, was also awarded to three AIC Designated Members who have emulated AIC’s values and integrity in every facet of their career. This year’s recipients are:
    • Richard Colbourne, AACI, P,App, Fellow
    • Michel Colgan, AACI, P.App, Fellow
    • Raymond Bower, CRA, P.App, Fellow
  • President’s Citations were awarded to several of AIC’s long-standing volunteers and staff:
    • Dan Brewer, AACI, P.App;
    • Deana Halladay, CRA, P.App;
    • Mike Schulkowsky, AACI, P.App
    • Sheila Roy; and
    • Shelley Poirier
  • Top Appraiser Under 40 awards were presented to two exceptional young valuation professionals:
    • Simon Chin, AACI, P.App; and
    • Alison McGavigan, AACI, P.App.

For more information about the 2017/2018 awards, please visit

The Appraisal Institute of Canada (AIC) is a leading real property valuation association with over 5,400 members across Canada. Established in 1938, the AIC works collaboratively with its 10 provincial affiliated associations to grant the distinguished Accredited Appraiser Canadian Institute (AACI™) and Canadian Residential Appraiser (CRA™) designations. AIC Designated Members are highly qualified, respected professionals who undertake comprehensive curriculum, experience and examination requirements. Our members provide unbiased appraisal, appraisal review, consulting, reserve fund study, machinery and equipment and mass appraisal services within their areas of competence. For more information, go to and follow AIC on LinkedIn, TwitterFacebook and the AIC Exchange.

Chelsea Connolly – Communications
Appraisal Institute of Canada
Phone: 613-234-6533, Ext. 230