Photographer: Justin Rogers of West Des Moines, IA
Andy Frantz is the Executive Director of Keep Iowa Beautiful. Frantz joined Keep Iowa Beautiful in 2022 after a long career with Principal Financial Group as Assistance Vice President. After his career at Principal Financial Group, Frantz joined Frantz Community Investors, a family-owned commercial real estate development company. Most recently he collaborated with his brothers, forming a new commercial real estate entity focused on restoration of historic hotels.
Frantz graduated the University of Iowa with a degree in Economics and Sociology in 1985. Frantz lives in Pleasant Hill. He enjoys sports of any kind, exercise, outdoor activities and spending time with his family and friends.
Lorin Ditzler is the Associate Director of Keep Iowa Beautiful. Ditzler joined Keep Iowa Beautiful in 2023 after serving as Warren County’s Hometown Pride Coach for five years. During her tenure, Ditzler led a group of volunteers to raise more than half a million dollars and complete over 100 betterment projects across the county, including public art projects, community festivals, park amenities and other revitalization efforts.
Ditzler graduated from Grinnell College with her bachelor’s degree in 2006 and the University of Iowa in 2011 with a Master’s.
SPPG is a West Des Moines-based, full-service policy consultation and market research company. Since 1984, SPPG has been working with clients—public, private, and non-profit— to manage organizational change and promote public policy that serves the interests and well-being of the public.
SPPG provides technical assistance, marketing consultation, and grant-writing services for Keep Iowa Beautiful. They work closely with the board and staff to execute Keep Iowa Beautiful’s vision and mission. With long-reaching roots in Iowa, SPPG has a vested interest in Keeping Iowa Beautiful.