Our Leadership

PhotoName / RoleBiographyEmail / Phone
Executive Committee
James Alan Smidt

President / Director
James Alan Smidt is a successful real estate investor and entrepreneur. He currently manages a small family owned business called Real Estate Innovative Solutions, LLC. His company manages the purchase and renovation of single and multi-family properties. The properties are purchased for re-sale and rentals.

He has owned several successful business over the past 25 years. In addition to running his family business he is currently president of the Iowa Landlord Association and the Two Rivers Real Estate Investors Association. He also serves on the board of the Northwest Des Moines Rotary club where he has been a member for over 30 years.

James holds a BS degree from Iowa State University and has over 40 years of experience with investing, real estate, rentals, sales, marketing, business, management, teaching, project planning, leadership, and accounting.
jamesalan47 at gmail dot
Marc Gillette

V.President / Director
gillette4567 at gmail dot com
Andrew Lietzow

Executive Director
Andrew dot Lietzow at Gmail dot com
Steering Committee
Shawn Wagner

Education Committee Chair / Steering Committee Member
shawn dot wagner at iotis dot com
Nancy Maher

Event Committee Chair / Steering Committee Member
nmaher at afpmanagement dot com
Pat Knueven
Ex-Officio President
patknueven at aol dot com
Rex McClaflin

Ex-Officio V. President
rgmcclaflin at mchsi dot com


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