2021 HW Woman of Influence: Joni Pilgrim


Joni Pilgrim, founder and CEO of Nationwide Appraisal Network, is revolutionizing the way appraisal management companies operate by investing in and implementing automated processes. With an increased demand for appraisals across the country, the need for efficiency during the appraisal process is surging, and Pilgrim has been doing this long before the current spike in volume seen in the last year. She had a strategic vision and because of it, NAN was able to adapt quickly and successfully to prove their reputation among the industry.

Looking at year-over-year metrics, NAN had 101% order growth from 2019 to 2020, and they are tracking for an additional 85% growth from last year to this year, thanks to Pilgrim’s leadership. Aside from the external growth, Pilgrim grew her staff by 200% from 2019 to 2020 and is tracking to grow staff by another 50% from last year to this year. Additionally, Pilgrim started NAN’s nonprofit, Backpack 4 Kids, as a small idea in 2013 that has completely transformed into a successful initiative over the last 8 years. The focus is on providing backpacks filled with school supplies to schools with large concentrations of low-income students in Pinellas County, Florida. In the last few years alone, her team has raised between $10,000–$15,000 from community support and corporate sponsors.


Joni Pilgrim



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Nationwide Appraisal Network

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