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AUSTIN, TX – The Texas Appraiser Licensing and Certification Board (TALCB) is pleased to announce the Governor’s appointment of new Chair Sara Jones Oates, and public members, Stephanie Robinson, and Lisa H. Sprinkle to the Board for terms to expire on January 31, 2025. The new appointees succeed Chair, Jamie Wickliff, and public members, Alejandro “Alex” Sostre-Odio and Joyce Yannuzzi. The Board thanks the outgoing members for their dedicated service to the people of Texas. 

Chair Sara Jones Oates of Austin, has previously served as a member of the Appraisal Management Company Committee for the board. Oates is the owner of Total Appraisal Management and Review and is a licensed Appraiser. She is a member of the Foundation Appraisers Coalition of Texas. Oates received her Bachelor of Arts in government from UT Austin.

Stephanie Robinson of McKinney is Chief Operations Officer of New Life Industries, LLC. She is an active member of First McKinney Church and a volunteer for McKinney Christian Academy and Boyd High School. Robinson received a Bachelor of Business Administration in entrepreneurship and strategic management from the University of North Texas.

Lisa Sprinkle of El Paso is a retired paralegal. She is a former president of the State Bar of Texas Paralegal Division and a former director of the Affiliate Associations for the National Association of Legal Assistants. Additionally, she previously served as president of the El Paso Paralegal Association and as a member of the El Paso County Bar Association Ethics Committee. Sprinkle received a Bachelor of Science in psychology and criminal justice from Southwest Missouri State University and College of the Ozarks.

The newly appointed Chair and Board members’ first meeting will be November 14, 2019, in Austin.  TALCB is a nine-member board composed of four certified real estate appraisers and four public members appointed by the Governor to serve staggered two-year terms.  The Executive Secretary of the Texas Veterans Land Board is the ex-officio ninth member. TALCB welcomes the new members of the Board and looks forward to their insights as it pursues its mission to protect consumers in Texas.