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    Women's Initiative SPOTLIGHT Award

    Fostering Women in the Valuation Profession

    The Women's Initiative SPOTLIGHT Award recognizes an Appraisal Institute Professional who has made an important contribution to fostering the growth of women in the valuation profession.

    Claire M. Aufrance

    MAI, SRA

    Award Recipient

    Claire M. Aufrance, MAI, SRA, has been appraising real estate for 20 years, having begun her career in the Triangle area of North Carolina in 2002. In 2011, she founded Aufrance Valuations, LLC, based in Greensboro, North Carolina.

    Aufrance is a governor-appointed member of the appraisal board and has recently been reappointed for an additional three-year term. Additionally, she is a member of the Appraisal Institute Board of Directors, chair of Region V of the Appraisal Institute, a member of the Editorial Board of The Appraisal Journal and a member of the Board of Directors of the Appraisal Institute Education and Relief Foundation. She resides in Greensboro with her husband, Jeremy, and their two children Owen and Anna.

    Submit a Nomination

    Ready to nominate yourself or a colleague?

    We will be accepting nominations for this Award in Spring 2024. Nominations are annually due July 31.

    Past Award Recipients

    Sara W. Stephens, MAI, AI-GRS