Who We Are
The Kansas Real Estate Appraisal Board regulates real estate appraiser's licenses, provides access to appraisers' education resources and informs appraisers of industry news.
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.
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.
Fred L. Samuelson, Wichita - Appraiser Member
Mr. Samuelson is the owner of The Appraisal Company in Wichita. He graduated from the University of Kansas and served an active duty tour with the Kansas Air National Guard prior to becoming a residential appraiser in 1974. He is a certified residential appraiser with an SRA designation from the American Institute of Real Estate Appraisers. Mr. Samuelson has served as president of the Appraisal Institute Greater Kansas Chapter; president of the Wichita Area Assoc. of Realtors; president of the South Central Kansas Multi List System; and a Kansas Assoc. of Realtors board member. He is a member of the National Assoc. of Realtors and the National Assoc. of Home Builders, and has been an expert witness in Kansas and Arkansas courts. He was given the Walter Morris Realtors of the Year award in 2005. Mr. Samuelson and his wife, Barbara, have two children and four grandchildren. His term will expire on June 30, 2019.
Jeffrey D. Caudle, Atchison - Public Member
Mr. Caudle works for the Bank of Atchison. His term will expire on June 30, 2016.