SIOR is pleased to introduce its new CEO Jim Hirt, MBA, CAE. Jim comes to SIOR with more than 22 years of executive association experience managing staff and volunteer leaders representing organizations from all over the world. As SIOR’s CEO he will be responsible for the management of the Society’s business office and executing the directives set by the SIOR Board of Directors and its governance committee. Jim has a passion for real estate, education, and cultivating strategic visions. Prior to joining SIOR, Jim served as CEO of the American Society of Appraisers, where he increased member retention to 96 percent and supported 53 U.S. chapters and four international chapters.
“SIOR’s leaders, members, and staff have done an incredible job in elevating and maintaining the organization’s sterling reputation, and I am very much looking forward to joining the executive team in their efforts going forward,” says Jim Hirt, chief executive officer of SIOR. “SIOR is known for its ability to facilitate deals and provide an incomparable insight into the industry, but this success wouldn’t be possible without each of the members, chapters, and stakeholders. As we continue to look toward the future of this organization, my goal is to further solidify SIOR’s status not only as an industry leader but also as an active global community by fostering engagement and innovation through every level of our organization. I look forward to working with our entire community to continue to expand and advance SIOR.”