Photographer: Justin Rogers of West Des Moines, IA
Andy Frantz | Executive Director
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.
Tim Lane | Program Coordinator
After 30 years of program management with the Iowa Department of Public Health working on healthy communities Tim spent time as the Director of the Nutrition and Physical Activity programs for the State of Washington, before returning to Iowa. His goal is to ride across Iowa 50 times and gains new appreciation for the beauty and history of the state on every trip.
Tim received both an undergraduate and graduate degree from the University of Northern Iowa and harbors a great passion for Iowa History, cycling and coaching. Tim is primarily responsible for two memorials on the Capitol to the service of women in World War I and Teachers. He has also played a role in the restoration and creation of various other memorials including one to the 1995 Iowa State University Women’s Cross-Country team.
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.