Virtual Chapter Meeting/Program and Election of 2022 Chapter Leadership
Thursday, May 6, 2021
3:00 PM - 4:30 PM
Please join us for our second chapter meeting of 2021 which will include the elections of our 2022 officers, directors, regional representatives and alternate representatives and our guest speakers will be, Lee County Property Appraiser Matt Caldwell, CFA and Michael Twitty, MAI, CFA, Pinellas County..
Once registered, a Zoom link will be sent to you prior to this event.
Matthew Caldwell, CFA, Lee County Property Appraiser
Matt Caldwell was a member of the Florida House of Representatives from 2010-2018, serving on and chairing several committees including: tax policy, redistricting, insurance and banking, agriculture and natural resources/public lands, transportation and infrastructure, local, federal, and military affairs, and oversight of government operations, such as pensions and elections. He is proud to have sponsored, and have the Governor sign into law, dozens of bills, including those related to agriculture, natural resources, public safety, cannabis reform, medical care, criminal justice reform, pensions and term limits, among others.
While in college he began his career as a real estate appraiser, ultimately joining the firm of Maxwell, Hendry, Simmons in 2004, where he remains of counsel. He has attained the highest state certification in his field and is qualified as an expert witness in multiple states and federal court. In 2019, Matt become a partner at TM Strategic Consulting, focused on candidate and political consulting.
In 2020, Matt was elected to serve as the Lee County Property Appraiser, following the retirement of 40-year incumbent Ken Wilkinson. As the author of numerous Constitutional Amendments, including Save Our Homes, Working Waterfronts, and Portability, Ken set a standard of excellence for public service. Matt is proud to continue Ken’s legacy as an advocate for the taxpayer; using the platform as a Constitutional Officer to support good government at the local, state, and federal level.
Michael Twitty, MAI, CFA - Pinellas County Property Appraiser
Mike was sworn into office on January 3, 2017 as the Pinellas County
Property Appraiser. Prior to being elected he was a senior managing
director and principal of a successful residential and commercial
appraisal firm based in Pinellas County.
Mike is a lifelong resident of Pinellas County. After graduation from
Largo High School he earned a bachelor’s degree in Business
Administration at the University of Florida in 1989, where he majored
in Real Estate & Urban Analysis. He subsequently received his Florida
Real Estate Broker’s license, State-Certified General Real Estate
Appraisal certification, was awarded the MAI designation from the
Appraisal Institute and received the Certified Florida Appraiser
designation from the Florida Department of Revenue.
Mike has over 30 years of experience in the valuation of a wide variety of property types within
Pinellas County and is a former Director of the Gulf Coast Chapter of the Appraisal Institute. He
has qualified as an expert witness in five area counties relating to real estate valuation matters
and has substantial experience in evaluating and solving difficult valuation assignments. He has
also been involved in real estate technology throughout his career. He served as a key member
of a technology taskforce formed to tackle difficult real-world issues surrounding the design,
maintenance and deployment of appraisal report templates on a national scale.
Mike presently serves as chair of the Enterprise GIS (eGIS) Steering Committee and as vice chair
of both the Human Rights Board and Business Technology Services (BTS) Board within Pinellas
County government. In addition, he serves as a member of the Legislative and Damage
Assessment Committees for the Property Appraiser’s Association of Florida (PAAF) and as
Chairman of PAAF’s Florida Flood Impact Committee, which tracks National Flood Insurance
Program (NFIP) legislative activity and potential value impacts due to rising premiums.
Mike’s personal life is defined by his love of family, friends and music. He has a musical family with
both of his sons and himself being musicians and playing different instruments (guitar, piano,
percussion, bassoon and vocals). Mike is also an avid sportsman (boating, fishing and scuba
diving) and is a licensed private pilot. Mike resides with his wife Michele and their two sons in the