Iowa Property Tax Committee Member Directory

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Bryan Sievers, Co-Chair

At the time of his appointment, Bryan was a Senator in the Iowa Legislature; (R-New Liberty) Senate District 42.

His Standing Committee Assignments were Appropriations Commerce, Rules & Administration State Government (vice chair), Ways & Means. Appropriations Subcommittee: Administration & Regulation (vice chair).

Bryan has a BS degree in Ag Business from Iowa State University.

He is a 1997 graduate of Leadership Iowa, and owns and operates a 2,350-acre grain and livestock farm. Bryan is president and chief executive officer of Glenora Feed Yard, Inc. He has previous experience as a loan officer and in sales. Bryan is a past officer of Durant Athletic Boosters, Scott County Farm Bureau, Scott County Extension, and Bennett Community School Board.

27135 1st Avenue
New Liberty IA 52765

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Jim Kurtenbach, Co-Chair

At the time of his appointment, Jim was a Representative in the Iowa Legislature; (R-Nevada) House District 10. He served on committees of Ways and Means; Commerce, Regulation and Labor; and as vice chair of Environmental Protection.

Jim has been employed as a professor at Iowa State University since 1991.

Jim earned degrees from Iowa State University, the University of Tulsa, and the University of Missouri - Columbia. His professional background includes consulting in business process improvement, shareholder of a construction company, financial officer in the construction industry and serving as a professional pilot.

phone: (515) 294-9994
fax: (515) 294-3525

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Senator Herman Quirmbach

(D-Ames) Senate District 23, elected 2002.

Herman has served on Ames City Council and as Ames mayor pro tem. He received a BA in Government from Harvard University, and MA and PhD in Economics from Princeton University. He is an associate professor of economics at ISU.

1002 Jarrett Circle
Ames, IA 50014
phone: 515-292-8984

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Don Shoultz

At the time of his appointment, Don was a Representative in the Iowa Legislature (D-Waterloo) District 21.

His Standing Committee Assignments were:

  • Environmental Protection
  • Public Safety
  • Ways & Means (Ranking Member)
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Michael Ralston

At the time of his appointment to this committee, Mike was the director of the Iowa Department of Revenue. He resigned in November 2005 and is now president of the Iowa Association of Business and Industry.

Prior to February 2003, Mike was the director of Policy and Law for Iowa for Qwest, director of Public Affairs for US WEST, president of the Iowa Taxpayers Association (a corporate tax policy organization), and president of the Polk-Des Moines Taxpayers Association (a local government property tax research organization).

Mike has also been a health services company vice president, a congressional assistant, and a mayor. He is a member and past member of several boards and commissions and holds a BA from the University of Northern Iowa.

904 Walnut St., Suite 100
Des Moines, IA 50309-3503
phone: 515-280-8000 or 800-383-4224

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Richard Stradley

At the time of his appointment, Dick was property tax administrator for the Iowa Department of Revenue.

Dick was with the department for nearly 30 years, all within the Property Tax Division. He was an economics instructor at Grand View College, testified in State and Federal Court as an expert in property tax valuation and tax policy, and wrote and published articles regarding property tax issues. He served on state, national and international committees and boards relating to property tax and obtained several professional designations dealing with appraisal theory.

Dick is currently with the Iowa Property Assessment Appeal Board.

He received a BA from Simpson College in economics.

401 SW 7th Street Suite D
Des Moines, IA 50309-4634
phone: 515-725-0338
fax: 515-725-0361

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Cynthia P. Eisenhauer

At the time of her appointment to this commitee, Cynthia was director of the Iowa Department of Management.

Prior to 1999, Cynthia served as director of Iowa Workforce Development, director of Business and Finance for the Iowa State Board of Regents, division director for the Iowa Department of Revenue and Finance, and executive director of the Iowa Campaign Disclosure.

She led initiatives that earned national awards, including the National Public Administrator of the Year from the National Employers Council, Ford Foundation's Innovation in Government Award, and Excellence in Public Service from the National Public Employees Roundtable. She is a recipient of the 1994 IBM Harvard Fellow Award and studied public policy at the Kennedy School of Government. In 1976, she earned a Master of Public Administration degree from Drake University.

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Randy Bauer

At the time of his appointment, Randy was the state budget director in the Iowa Department of Management.

Prior to state budget director, Randy served for 10 years on the staff of the Senate Democratic Research Staff, most recently as senior analyst on budget and tax issues. He is a certified public manager and a member of the National Association of State Budget Officers, where he has served as a member of the executive committee and as regional director.


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Ted Tedesco

At the time of his appointment, Ted was the mayor of Ames.

Previously, Ted served on the city council in an at-large seat. As a councilman, he served as the liaison to the Ames Convention and Visitors Bureau and was on the Ames Planning & Zoning Commission. He also served on the Iowa League of Cities Legislative Committee and Policy Committee, president of the Iowa League of Cities Executive Board of Directors, the National League of Cities Finance Administration and Intergovernmental Relations Committee (FAIR), FAIR Committee vice chair, FAIR Policy Committee, FAIR Steering Committee, Ames-Story County Cyclone Club Board of Directors, Ames Convention and Visitors Bureau Board of Directors.


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Jerry Shepler

Jerry retired after 26 years with the Iowa Farm Bureau, including 10 years in the Public Affairs Division. He currently participates in Warren County Farm Bureau activities.

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Tim McGee

Lucas County assessor since 1990

Tim was president of the Iowa State Association of Assessors for the 2003-04 term.

He served as a Chariton City Council member for six years prior to being appointed assessor.

Lucas County Courthouse
916 Braden
Chariton IA 50049
phone: 641-774-4411
fax: 641-774-2993

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Mary Maloney

Polk County Treasurer since 1989

A 1977 graduate of Iowa State University with a degree in economics, Mary brought a financial and computer background in business to Polk County. Significant technological changes were to the offices. The treasurer received an "Innovations in Government Award" in 1997 for many of these improvements. She kicked off an eGovernment initiative during her past presidency of Iowa State County Treasurer's Association (ISCTA), which received two national awards.

Polk Co Administration Bldg
111 Court Ave, Rm 140
Des Moines IA 50309
phone: 515-286-2036
fax: 515-286-2225

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Grant Veeder

Black Hawk County Auditor since 1988

Grant received a BA degree in English from University of Northern Iowa, 1974, and MA degree in history, UNI, 1979.

Black Hawk County Courthouse
316 E. 5th St.
Waterloo, IA 50703-4774
phone: 319-833-3002
fax: 319-833-3119

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R. Kim Dreher

Knapp Properties, Inc.

Kim is a 1975 graduate of Drake University. Kim has been in full time real estate sales since 1978. In addition, Kim was the 1992 president of the Greater Des Moines Board of Realtors, an associate vice president of the Iowa Association of Realtors and has served on numerous committees within the realtor organization. Kim is employed with the Knapp Properties, Inc. organization as a broker sales person.

5000 Westown Parkway, Suite 100
West Des Moines, Iowa 50266
phone: 515-222-5232
fax: 515-222-5222

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Curtis A. Rouse

Tax Director for Pioneer Hi-Bred International, Inc. (a DuPont Company)

Curtis has more than 16 years corporate tax management experience with responsibilities for Federal, state, international, property, and sales/use tax planning and compliance activities, and six years tax experience with the public accounting firm McGladrey, Hendrickson & Pullen, prior to joining Pioneer. He is a Certified Public Accountant (1982).

Curtis has a BS in Industrial Administration from Iowa State University. He is a past president of the Iowa Chapter of the Tax Executive Institute; board member of the Iowa Taxpayer's Association; and member of the Iowa Department of Revenue's Business Advisory Group.

DuPont Agriculture & Nutrition
400 Locust Street, Suite 700
PO Box 14460
Des Moines, IA 50306-3460
phone: 515-270-3963
cell: 515-490-5175
fax: 515-270-4048

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Larry Sigel

At the time of his appointment, Larry was School Finance Director for the Iowa Association of School Boards.

Prior to joining IASB, Larry was a senior fiscal analyst for the Legislative Fiscal Bureau and was responsible for tax policy, human service issues, collective bargaining and administrative agencies. Larry holds a BA in Financial Management and MA in Urban and Regional Planning, both from the University of Iowa.

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Mark R. Schuling

At the time of his appointment, Mark was an attorney with Brick, Gentry, Bowers, Swartz, Stoltze, Schuling, & Levis, P.C.

As of December 2005, Mark is the director of the Iowa Department of Revenue.

Previously, he was an assistant attorney general representing the Iowa Department of Revenue. Since August of 1984, he has been actively engaged in property assessment and tax in private practice. His practice has included representation on behalf of property owners and governmental entities of industrial, commercial, residential, agricultural and utility properties. He has spoken on property assessments and taxes at seminars hosted by The Broadband Tax Institute, National Business Institute, Lorman Education Services, the Iowa Hospital Association, and the Iowa Bar Association. He is a member of the Iowa State Bar Association and the Iowa Society of Certified Public Accountants and is currently serving on the Iowa State Bar Association Taxation Committee.

Hoover State Office Building
Des Moines, IA 50319

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Larry Countryman

Chairman of Iowa Association of Business and Industry Tax Committee

Larry attended Morningside College in Sioux City. He became a CPA and a partner in a public accounting firm. He has been involved in various non-profit and professional organizations.

Larry is currently employed at Wilson Trailer Company as chief financial officer.

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Thomas K. Jarrett

Vice President of Taxes for Deere & Company

He was hired in 1988 as director of taxes before becoming vice president. He is responsible for Deere & Company's global tax function.

Prior to working for Deere & Co., Tom worked for the Internal Revenue Service for 18 years. Part of those years were spent with the IRS Appeals Division, which resolves disputed income tax issues. He was also the chief of the appeals office in Kansas City, San Jose and San Francisco.

Tom graduated from the University of Illinois with a degree in accounting.

Tax Department
One John Deere Place
Moline, IL 61265
phone: 309-765-424
fax: 309-765-5346

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Dale Hyman

At the time of his appointment, Dale was the Polk County chief deputy assessor. He is now the administrator of the Iowa Department of Revenue Property Tax Division.

Dale has a BA from the University of Northern Iowa and a Masters in Public Administration from Drake University.

He has 29 years of continuing education in appraisal theory, assessment administration, statistics, and developing computer applications. Dale had been an appraiser since 1980.

  • Designated ASA Senior Appraiser American Society of Appraisers, 1991
  • Designated ICA Institute of Iowa Certified Assessors, 1976
  • Certified General Real Property Appraiser State of Iowa, 1992

Hoover State Office Building
Des Moines, IA 50306