Jim Hirt, MBA, CAE, SIOR's Chief Executive Officer
, is responsible for the management of the Society’s business office and executing the directives set by the SIOR Board of Directors and its governance committee. As CEO, he is a nonvoting member of the Board of Directors and ex-officio member of most committees.
Before joining SIOR, Jim was with the American Society of Appraisers for the past six years. His passion for leading U.S. and international organizations and helping them achieve desired outcomes, along with his education and over 22 years of executive association experience, has given SIOR a leading edge in achieving their goals.
He has a Bachelor of Arts degree in Business from California State University, Fullerton, a Master of Business Administration degree from National University, as well as a Certified Association Executive (CAE) designation from the American Society of Association Executives. Jim has also served as executive director for the American Association of Poison Control Centers and the Public Risk Management Association, as well as general manager for the National Association of Mortgage Brokers.
When not advocating on behalf of SIOR and its members, Jim shares his life and home with wife, Jennifer Hirt, in Alexandria, Virginia. He has two boys, John and Dylan. He enjoys traveling, family gatherings, working on his home, sporting events, and is an avid Redskins fan.
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