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The Kansas Real Estate Appraisal Board regulates real estate appraiser's licenses, provides access to appraisers' education resources and informs appraisers of industry news.

Board Members

The board consists of seven members appointed by the governor. At least one member of the board shall represent the general public, at least two shall represent financial institutions and at least three shall be real estate appraisers. Upon expiration of the terms of the first members appointed to the board and thereafter: (1) No real estate appraiser members of the board shall be eligible to serve unless such member is a state certified or licensed appraiser; and (2) at least one appraiser member shall be a certified general real property appraiser. Any member representing the general public shall not be affiliated with any financial institution or in the practice of real estate appraising.

Robin Taggart Hannigan, Topeka - Appraiser Member

Ms. Hannigan has been active in the appraisal field since 1980, working in mass appraisal, cadastral mapping for reappraisal, and as an independent fee appraiser. She is a certified general appraiser and has the SRA designation from the Appraisal Institute. Ms. Hannigan graduated from Kansas State in 1980. She works with Taggart and Associates in Topeka, where her father (Bob Taggart) and husband (Bob Hannigan) are also appraisers. Clients include lenders, attorneys, realtors, relocation companies, utility companies, the U.S. Government, local and state governments, and individuals. Ms. Hannigan is authorized to do FHA and VA appraisals and is admitted as an expert witness in the federal and district court systems. She currently serves on the national Board of Directors for the Association of Appraiser Regulatory Officials. She has served on the Board of Directors for the Appraisal Institute Greater Kansas Chapter, Topeka Area Association of Realtors, Topeka MLS, and Kaw Valley Girl Scout council. She has two daughters. Ms. Hannigan's term will expire on June 30, 2017.

Richard E. Livingston, Edgerton - Appraiser Member

Mr. Livingston is a certified residential appraiser in the State of Kansas. Rick is a co-owner of Livingston Appraisals with his sister, Connie Peterson, in the NE Kansas area, a company which was founded by his father, Richard L. Livingston, in 1983 and continues to operate as a family business. Rick is a member of the NAIFA and is a past director of the organization. He has worked on various legislative committees that pertain to appraisal regulations in the State of Kansas. Rick resides with his wife of 34 years, Georgia, near Edgerton, Kansas. Rick and Georgia are proud parents of four children and six grandchildren. Mr. Livington's term will expire on June 30, 2017.

Kenton G. Ladenburger, Pratt - Bank/Financial Member

Mr. Ladenburger joined The Peoples Bank in 2002 as Vice President. He has been active in lending throughout his 30-year banking career. Mr. Ladenburger has a BS in Ag-Business from Ft. Hays State University and is a graduate of the Colorado School of Banking. He has been active in the community and currently serves on the Pratt School Board. Mr. Ladenburger and his wife, Diane, have lived in Pratt for the past 20 years, where they have raised 3 daughters. Mr. Ladenburger's term will expire on June 30, 2016.

Robert J. O'Connor, Leawood - Public Member

Mr. O'Connor is a retired attorney living in Leawood, KS with Dianne, his wife of 48 years. They have 6 children. Robert graduated from St. Benedict's College in Atchison and from Georgetown University Law in Washington, DC. He served as General Attorney to the Hon. J. Gregory Bruce, US Tax Court, Washington, DC and as General Attorney to the Hon. Wesley Brown, US District Court for the district of Kansas in Wichita. He practiced law for approximately 50 years in Wichita beginning with Hershberger, Patterson, Jones and Thompsom and ending with Stinson, Morrison, Heckler. He retired from the practice of law in 2010. Since retiring, he volunterrs at Operation Breakthrough in Kansas City, MO, primarily tutoring the GED and the HiSET high school equivalency tests. Mr. O'Connor's term will expire on June 30, 2017.

James F. Stallbaumer, Rossville - Bank/Financial Member

Mr. Stallbaumer is Senior Vice President of Guaranty State Bank and Trust Co. in Rossville. He has been active in community banking in many Kansas communities during his 36-year banking career. Mr. Stallbaumer received his B.S. in Ag. Economics from Kansas State University and is a graduate of Colorado School of Banking. He has been active in his community and is a member of several banking organizations. He and his wife, Sally, have two sons. Mr. Stallbaumer's term will expire on June 30, 2016.

Catherine L. Wilson, Manhattan - Appraiser Member

Ms. Wilson came to Ulysses, Kansas in the mid 70's with her husband and 2 children. She started selling and appraising real estate in the southwest part of the state. Ms. Wilson was the first woman president of the Southwest Board of Realtors; she was also the Zone VIII Vice-President. She and her family moved to Hays, Kansas in the mid 80's where she sold and appraised real estate. Her husband's job brought the family to Manhattan. Ms. Wilson passed the Certified General exam and opened the Wilson Company in the early 90's. Her husband joined the company in 2000. The Wilson Company appraises for VA, FHA, Conventional and RHS loans, as well as commercial loans. They serve a variety of clients. She and her family love Manhattan and are proud to be Kansans. Ms. Wilson's term will expire on June 30, 2016.

Jeffrey D. Caudle, Atchison - Public Member

Mr. Caudle works for the Bank of Atchison. His term will expire on June 30, 2016.