DES MOINES, IOWA (November 2, 2022) — The Keep Iowa Beautiful Board of Directors has appointed Andrew J Frantz as the new Executive Director of Keep Iowa Beautiful. He began his duties on November 1, 2022.

"The board is very pleased to have Andy join Keep Iowa Beautiful, boosting our efforts to make Iowa's communities better places to live, work and raise a family," said Reo Menning, Chair of the KIB Board of Directors. "Andy has a long history in providing outstanding leadership, strong management, organizational development, and revenue growth."

"I look forward to working with the Keep Iowa Beautiful team of dedicated Board members, staff, and coaches as KIB continues to improve the cultural and economic vitality of our Iowa communities," said Andy Frantz. "Programs like Hometown Pride and Paint Iowa Beautiful provide foundational and innovative resources to help communities thrive."

After a long career with Principal Financial Group as Assistance Vice President, 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 lives in Pleasant Hill. He enjoys sports of any kind, exercise, outdoor activities, and spending time with his family and friends.

About Keep Iowa Beautiful

Keep Iowa Beautiful was established in 2000 by co-founders Robert D Ray and Donald F Lamberti becoming the 23rd State Affiliate of Keep America Beautiful. It is a 501(c)3 charitable organization working with Iowa citizens and communities in improving the vitality and cultural health of the state of Iowa. KIB is building stronger communities to develop sustainable futures. For additional information, visit

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