Lisa Hobart, CAE, PPS
Lisa Hobart, CAE, PPS, satisfied the requirements of the Certified Assessment Evaluator designation in August. Ms. Hobart has been in the assessment industry for over 36 years and is currently Personal Property Consultant and Chief Assessor for the City of Detroit, Michigan. Previously, she served as Assessor for Charter Township, West Bloomfield, Michigan, for 16 years, a consultant for BDO Siedman, LLP, for 2 years, and Administrator, Personal Property Auditor/Supervisor for the Oakland County Equalization Department of Economic Development for 17 years. Ms. Hobart holds a Master of Science in administration from Central Michigan University, Troy, and a Bachelor of Science in accounting from Detroit Business College, Dearborn. She has previously earned the IAAO Personal Property Specialist designation and is a senior member of the American Society of Appraisers, an MMAO Assessor and a Personal Property Examiner through the Michigan State Tax Commission, and a State Certified General Appraiser. As a former Executive Board member and Personal Property Council Chair, Ms. Hobart has been active in IAAO, including serving as an author of Property Assessment Valuation, 3rd edition. She received the 2016 IAAO Clifford B. Allen Most Valuable Member Award and 2014 IAAO Instructor of Excellence Award and the 2008 Michigan Assessors Association Education Award. Ms. Hobart has been an instructor for over 25 years, serving as an IAAO Senior Specialty Instructor and teaching for the Michigan State Assessor’s Board and at the community college level. She is also active in several other national, state, regional, and local associations as a leader and member and was appointed to the Board of Trustees of The Appraisal Foundation in 2015, with her reappointment beginning in 2018.