Rob Schlegel, ASA is Elected as International President of the American Society of Appraisers

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Houlihan Smith Regional Director Adds New Accomplishment to Long List of Professional Achievements

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Rob will be an excellent International President of the ASA, his experience and background will be a tremendous resource for the society as they continue to grow and expand.

Houlihan Smith & Company, Inc. (Houlihan Smith) is pleased to announce the election of Robert C. Schlegel, ASA as the International President of the American Society of Appraisers. Rob is a Managing Director at Houlihan Smith, where he works with clients on a variety of valuation issues, financial opinions, fair value measurements, and financial reporting issues.

“It’s been a pleasure to work with Rob all of these years, he’s a great friend and an outstanding professional,” said Richard Houlihan, CPA/ABV, ASA Co-Founder and Chairman of Houlihan Smith. “Rob will be an excellent International President of the ASA, his experience and background will be a tremendous resource for the society as they continue to grow and expand.”

A frequent author and trainer, his most recent publications include article in Fair Share, the Matrimonial Law Monthly, the Matrimonial Strategist, the Indiana Lawyer, the Handbook of Business Valuation, and the Personal Property Journal from the American Society of Appraisers ("ASA"). During the past twenty years, Rob has addressed many regional and international conventions, including COMDEX, the national computer convention.

Locally, he has led workshops on corporate finance and building business value for the Small Business Administration, the Planning Forum, the Indiana Institute for New Business Ventures, the Indiana Personnel Association, the Institute of Management Accountants, and the Better Business Bureau. Rob teaches financial statement analysis and valuation-related courses regularly for the Indiana CPA Society and is a national instructor for the Institute of Business Appraisers and the ASA. During 1997, 1998, 2000 and 2002, he provided seminars on business valuation and estate issues for ICLEF, the Indiana Continuing Legal Education Forum.

Rob's business career includes technical systems work for Burroughs Corporation in the 1960's and the U.S. Marine Corps in the early to mid-1970's. He served on the faculty of the Weatherhead School of Management at Case Western Reserve University for three years teaching courses in personnel, economics, organizational behavior, and information system design. Previously, Rob directed management advisory services practices for Price Waterhouse in Central Illinois, McGladrey & Pullen in the Indiana-Tennessee region, and Ford, Brinkerhoff & Koehler in Indianapolis.

Rob holds an undergraduate degree in Economics (Occidental), a Master's degree in Labor and Industrial Relations (Michigan State), and completed his Ph.D coursework in Management (ABD/Management Information Systems Decision Systems/Case Western Reserve). A member of the panel of commercial arbitrators for the Better Business Bureau, Rob also holds a membership in the ASA, the Institute of Business Appraisers, and the National Association of Business Economists. He has received professional designations in business appraising (Master Certified Business Appraiser/Institute of Business Appraisers, and Accredited Senior Appraiser/ASA) plus four technical designations in information systems management. Rob served as President of the Indiana Chapter of the ASA from July 1998 through June 2000, and as the Society's State Director from July 2000 through June 2002. An Elder in the Presbyterian Church, Rob and his family reside in Lawrence, Indiana.

About ASA:
The American Society of Appraisers is an international organization of appraisal professionals and others interested in the appraisal profession. ASA is the oldest and only major appraisal organization representing all of the disciplines of appraisal specialists. The society originated in 1936 and incorporated in 1952. ASA is headquartered in the metropolitan Washington, D.C., area.

Houlihan Smith & Company, Inc.:
Houlihan Smith & Company, Inc. is recognized as a leading provider of financial opinions, financing, mergers & acquisitions advisory, operational improvement and restructuring advisory, and other corporate advisory services for public and private businesses. Founded in 1996, The Houlihan Firm is synonymous with deal-making expertise and leadership in valuation as well as fairness issues. The Houlihan Firm’s experienced professionals provide services for businesses around the globe from offices in Chicago, New York, Los Angeles, Toronto, London, and Accra.

Media Inquiries:
William Berger
Analyst – Houlihan Smith & Company
(312) 499-5986
http://www.houlihansmith.com

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