IAAO notes passing of Immediate Past President Greg McHenry, AAS
IAAO Immediate Past President and Riley County (Kan.) Appraiser Greg McHenry, AAS passed away unexpectedly Feb. 24.
"Today is one of the hardest days I can recall.  Losing Greg McHenry hurts as much as losing my mom," said IAAO President Wade Patterson. "Greg, or El Jefe, as I called him, was one of the greatest examples of what a great leader should be, strong, kind, calm, dedicated, unquestioned integrity.  God gave me such a blessing by allowing me to learn from such a wonderful man, and I will be eternally thankful.  
"The IAAO family is praying for Tawny and the McHenry family during this time of loss.  So, thank you to my brother in purple, El Jefe for touching all of our lives, you will be greatly missed.  I love you my friend!"
During his more than 30-year career in assessment, Greg noted that IAAO provided him with many great opportunities for education, mentoring and networking. His goal was to work as an advocate for the industry and profession.
"I am deeply saddened at the passing of Past President Greg McHenry," said former IAAO President Amy Rasmussen, RES, AAS, FIAAO. "I had the pleasure of serving on the Board of Directors with Greg, and in 2015, he and I planned together to run back-to-back for the Executive Committee; there is no one I would rather have had serving as my President-Elect in 2020. Greg was more than a colleague; he was a great friend who became like family. I always knew I could count on his honesty and support, no matter the situation.

"The assessment field in Kansas and around the world lost a consummate professional. But he was so much more; he was a devoted husband, father and grandfather who loved his family deeply, an outdoorsman that enjoyed the beauty of God’s creation, and an altruistic and gentle soul that showed compassion for those around him. To know him was to love him, and for those of us so blessed, he will be profoundly missed. May his soul find rest and may his family know we share in their sorrow."
Greg served as IAAO President in 2021, President-Elect in 2020, Vice President in 2019 and was on the IAAO Board of Directors from 2015-2017. In addition, he served on the Governance Committee, Vision 2020 Committee, Conference Content Committee, Local Host Committee-Kansas City IAAO Conference, Volunteers Coordinator, and Hagemann Trust Committee. Greg also served as a Professional Designation Advisor and Specialty Instructor.

“It has been an honor and a privilege to work alongside a professional of such high integrity who has led our Association most admirably as President this past year and as our current Chairman of the Board for Professional Consulting Services,” said IAAO Executive Director Debra N. McGuire, MBA, IOM, CAE. “Greg lived his life exemplifying the high standards of the assessing profession—a profession that gave him the opportunity to serve his community in such a meaningful way through public service.


“Although he was an experienced, knowledgeable Assessor and valuer of property, he valued people and their worth more than anything else. His caring, generous spirit will live on in the hearts and minds of all who had the good fortune to know and work with Greg. He will be greatly missed.”

In addition to his service to IAAO, he served on the Executive Board of the Kansas County Appraisers Association and was a Past President of the Association. Greg served on the Association's Legislative Committee and Personal Property Committee and was a member of the Kansas City Chapter of IAAO. He achieved the IAAO Assessment Administration Specialist designation and the Kansas Registered Mass Appraiser designation. He earned a Bachelor's in agricultural economics from Kansas State University and was a dedicated follower of K-State sports.
Outside of IAAO, he served as Appraiser for the Riley County Appraiser's Office in Manhattan, Kansas. Previously he served as Deputy County Appraiser and Business Specialist. He has also served as County Appraiser for the Clay County (Kan.) Appraiser's Office.
He is survived by his wife Tawny and children, Scott, Jessica, and Ryan, and three grandchildren.  Details on services are available online.
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