New Appraisers’ Program Executive Director

Jeff Straebler has joined the ISTAT team as the Executive Director of the Appraisers’ Program. This new, dedicated full-time role was deemed essential by the ISTAT Board given the nearly 70 percent increase in Certified Appraisers in the past five years, with 22 Candidates currently progressing towards ISTAT Certified Appraiser status. In addition, the board seeks to further elevate the program within the aviation community. Jeff will be taking over from John Trevett, who will retire after a transition period. The ISTAT Board of Governors and the ISTAT Board of Directors would like to thank John for his service.

Jeff will oversee and promote program enhancements, including the rollout of the online version of the popular Appraising 101 workshop later this year. He will also manage ISTAT’s continuing education program for Appraisers, as well as outreach to consumers of appraisal services.

As an active member of ISTAT for more than a decade, including serving as a non-appraiser member of the Board of Governors that oversees the Appraisers’ Program, Jeff brings nearly two decades of aviation finance expertise including buying and selling aircraft and aviation-related debt, negotiating aircraft leases and loans and credit analysis of airlines, aircraft lessors, aircraft-backed debt and original equipment manufacturers.

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