The North Carolina Professional Appraisers Coalition

​​​​​​​​​​​​​​2020 NCPAC Annual Conference Sign up - Updated 09/18/2020

​The 2020 NCPAC Annual Conference will be held online:
Friday, October 9, 2020

​2020 NCPAC Annual Conference

Friday, October 9th 2020


Conference Agenda
Friday, October 9th 2020


9:00- 9:15                            Welcome / Introduction                                    Graham Smith

9:15- 9:55                            Guest Speaker                                                  Trevor L. Vernon

                                                                                                                       Managing Partner,

                            Argent Accounting, Inc.

9:55- 10:05                          Break

10:05-10:45                         Guest Speaker                                                   Rick Fisher, CFP, MSFP

                                                                                                                        Managing partner,

                                                                                                                        Fisher Wealth Management

10:45- 10:55                       Break

10:55-11:35                        North Carolina Appraisal Board                           Don Rogers, Tom Lewis

11:35- 11:45                       Break

11:45 – 12:30                      Appraisal Foundation Update                               Lisa Desmarais

                                                                                                                       Vice President of Appraisal Issues

12:30- 1:30                          Lunch


Virtual Business Session-


1:30- 1:40                                            Welcome                                                                  Graham Smith

1:40- 2:20                                            Committee Reports

                                                                Library Project                                                    Doug Winner

                                                                Designation Committee                                       Graham Smith  

                                                                Public Relations Committee                                 Dana Murray

                                                                Legislative Committee                                         Dwight Vinson

                                                                Technology Committee/ Streaming Update           Steven Cradock

                                                                Financial Report/ Budget                                     Richard Barnes 

2:20-2:30                                              Break

2:30- 3:00                                            Awards

                                                                                -Andy Ledford Award

                                                                                -Life Member Award

3:00-3:30                                              NCPAC Election Results

3:30                                                        Adjourn


Cost for this year's conference is FREE

Trevor L. Vernon 

Trevor L. Vernon is a retired multi-Billion Dollar Company CFO, Best-Selling Author, and Entrepreneur. Trevor obtained his B.S.B.A in Finance from Western Carolina University located in Cullowhee, NC and his MBA from Winthrop University located in Rock Hill, SC. He's also held designations and registrations including:  

Certified Management Accountant (CMA) 

Certified Financial Planner (CFP) 

Registered Investment Adviser (RIA) 

Commodity Trading Adviser (CTA) 

After 28+ combined years as financial and accounting professionals we are repulsed by what we see across the Accountant landscape. The complex jargon, fees, and commoditized, one-size-fits-all accounting and tax advice has generated mediocre results at best for most Accountant's and CPA's clients. 

Our approach to finance and accounting challenges conventional, antiquated norms. We employ a data driven, experienced based decision-making process to deliver actionable strategies that accelerate growth and profitability while managing tax liability. 

Rick Fisher, CFP®
Managing Partner

Rick Fisher is the Managing Partner of Fisher Wealth Management headquartered in Burlington, NC. He has made and continues to make the commitment to being a lifelong learner. Rick has a Bachelor of Science in Marketing from the University of North Carolina at Wilmington and a Master of Science in Personal Financial Planning from The College for Financial Planning. Rick is a CERTIFIED FINANCIAL PLANNER™(CFP®), an Accredited Asset Management Specialist (AAMS), and a Certified Divorce Financial Analyst® (CDFA™).

Rick consistently ranks in the top 1% of advisors based on revenue production at LPL Financial, the nation’s largest independent brokerage firm.[1] Rick was named a Top Financial Advisor by Barron’s Magazine for 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014, 2015, 2016, 2017, 2018, 2019, and 2020 [2] and recognized in Financial Times 400 Top Financial Advisers in 2016.[3] Rick was also highlighted in Forbes Magazine in July 2012. [4] He was recently added to the Forbes 2020 Best-In-State Wealth Advisors list.

A lifelong resident of North Carolina, Rick makes his home in Durham, NC with his wife Laura, daughter Candace, and son Conrad. They are active in the community, and are members of First Presbyterian Church in Burlington. In their spare time, Rick, Laura, Candace and Conrad enjoy travel, snow skiing, boating, and golf.