Randy Ripperger Assumes Office of IAAO President

KANSAS CITY, Mo. – Polk County (Iowa) Assessor Randy J. Ripperger, CAE, assumed the office of President of the International Association of Assessing Officers (IAAO) on January 1, 2017. Ripperger was sworn in during ceremonies at the IAAO’s 82nd Annual International Conference on Assessment Administration in Tampa, Fla., in August.

As President, Ripperger  is Chair of the Executive Board and presides at all meetings of the Board and membership. Ripperger has served as IAAO President-Elect in 2016, Vice President in 2015 and on the Executive Board from 2011 to 2013. He also served as Chair of the IAAO Education Subcommittee in 2014; Chair of the Professional Designations Subcommittee in 2008 and 2009; Chair of the Audit Committee in 2012; Chair of the Grading Committee since 2001; and on the Budget Committee in 2013 and 2015. 

Ripperger is also a member of the Iowa State Association of Assessors and was awarded the Iowa Certified Assessor (ICA) designation by the Institute of Iowa Certified Assessors. Ripperger received a Bachelor of Arts degree in Economics from Central College in Pella, Iowa and has been with the Polk County Assessor's Office since 1980, serving as Chief Deputy Assessor from 2007 to 2014 and as Assessor since 2014. He has been a member of IAAO since 1981. 

Elections for 2017 Executive Board

In addition, elections for IAAO’s 2017 Executive Board were recently completed and Dorothy A. Jacks, AAS, was elected President-Elect and Tim Boncoskey, was elected Vice President. Elected as members of the Executive Board for three year terms were Ryan A. Hatch (Region 1), Virginia R. “Ginny” Whipple, AAS (Region 2); and Daniel R. Cypert, RES (Region 3).

Jacks is the Property Appraiser for Palm Beach County, Fla.; Boncoskey is Chief Deputy Assessor for Maricopa County, Ariz.; Hatch is Appraisal Manager, Washington County (Utah) Assessor's Office; Whipple is a Real Property Facilitator for Bartholomew County, Ind.; and Cypert is Division Administrator - Ratio Studies for the Arkansas Assessment Coordination Department.


IAAO is the leading nonprofit, educational and research association for individuals in the assessment profession and others with an interest in property valuation and taxation. IAAO’s mission is to promote innovation and excellence in property appraisal, assessment administration and property tax policy through professional development, education, research, and technical assistance. IAAO currently serves more than 7,000 members worldwide.