Cleveland, Ohio (June 15, 2014) — For the third successful year in a row, the Howerton+Wooten Events team managed the logistics for the American Society of Appraisers Machinery and Technical Specialties (MTS) Identification Seminar at the Hyatt Regency in Cleveland, Ohio.

The MTS ID Seminar included educational sessions focused on market conditions and mining, and an interactive tour.  Appraisers from across the US and Canada come to this conference looking forward to:

  • great networking opportunities
  • continuing education credits
  • and an opportunity to catch up with old friends



Howerton+Wooten Events, LLC is s a boutique event management firm renowned for creating ultra-creative, “high touch” conferences, meetings, weddings and events. The company was founded in 2007 by Kawania Wooten CMP after she became the “go to” event and wedding planner for her fellow conference planning colleagues. Kawania Wooten is available for comment on this matter, or any other event-related issue for your program, publication or web site.

The American Society of Appraisers (ASA) is the largest multi-discipline organization representing appraisers.[1] The society was founded in 1936 and is one of the eight major appraisal groups that founded The Appraisal Foundation.

The ASA comprises appraisal review and management, valuers of business, gems and jewelry, machinery and technical specialties, personal property and real property. Candidates — who must have a four-year university degree or its equivalent — are eligible for the Accredited Senior Appraiser (ASA) designation after completing the following: five years of documented appraisal experience; testing in their field or specialty; the submission of two appraisal reports to the society’s International Board of Examiners for review; successful completion of the Principles of Valuation education program; and successful completion of the 15-hour Uniform Standards of Professional Appraisal Practice (USPAP) course with examination.