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The Texas Appraiser Licensing & Certification Board (TALCB) is pleased to announce the appointment of Tony Pistilli and Angelica Guerra to the Appraisal Managment Company (AMC) Advisory Committee with terms to expire in January 2018.  Sara Oates and Larry McNamara were reappointed to the Committee with terms expiring in 2017. The Vice-Chair of TALCB, James Jefferies, serves as the chair of the AMC Advisory Committee. The Committee advises the Board on all matters related to Appraisal Management Company regulation.

James “Tony” Pistilli of North Richland Hills has been appointed as an industry member of the Committee. He is currently Vice President and Chief Appraiser at Xome Settlement Services. A veteran certified residential appraiser with over 25 years of appraisal experience, he is responsible for regulatory training and operational compliance for appraisals and broker price opinions. Pistilli is a certified USPAP instructor and received a Bachelor of Arts in political science from Augsburg College in Minneapolis.

Angelica M. Guerra of Sugar Land has been appointed as a public member of the Committee. She currently works for the Coca-Cola Company’s Minute Maid business unit as Senior Paralegal. She has over 15 years of legal experience and supports the Value-added Dairy and Natural Health Beverages management team, along with the Venturing and Emerging Brands/Competition law leadership team. Guerra earned a Bachelor of Arts in Political Science from Texas A&M University-Kingsville.

Sara Jones Oates of Austin has been reappointed as an industry member of the Committee. She has been a Texas Certified General Real Estate Appraiser since 2003. She is the owner of Total Appraisal Management. She is an associate member of the National Association of Independent Fee Appraisers and an officer of the Foundation Appraisers Coalition of Texas (FACT). Oates received her bachelor’s degree in government from the University of Texas at Austin.

Lawrence J. McNamara of Dallas has been reappointed as a public member of the Committee. An attorney in private practice with Ford Harrison LLP, he is a member of the State Bar of Texas, the American Bar Association, the Dallas Bar Association, and a fellow of the Dallas Bar Association Foundation. McNamara received a Bachelors of Arts in History and Government from Illinois College, and a Juris Doctor from Vanderbilt University Law School.

The Board thanks the appointees for their willingness to serve on this important committee. The location and time of all AMC Advisory Committee meetings will be posted on the TALCB website at