William Rodda Sworn In As IAAO President For 2016

October 2, 2015

KANSAS CITY, Mo. – William A. (Pete) Rodda, CAE, RES, was recently sworn in to assume the office of President of the International Association of Assessing Officers (IAAO) beginning January 1, 2016. Rodda was sworn in during ceremonies on September 16th in Indianapolis at the IAAO’s 81st Annual International Conference on Assessment Administration.

William Rodda
As President, Rodda will be Chair of the Executive Board and preside at all meetings of the Board and membership. The IAAO President also serves as the official representative and spokesperson for IAAO and is responsible for key appointments of volunteer committee members within the organization. 
“I’m looking forward to an exciting year and leading IAAO into the future by implementing the IAAO’s Vision 2020 strategic plan,” said Rodda. “Our Vision 2020 plan will lead the profession and association globally with the standards and education to meet the needs of our membership, the jurisdictions they represent, and governments around the world.”

Rodda has been an active contributor at IAAO, serving as President-Elect in 2015, Vice President in 2014 and on the Executive Board from 2009 to 2011. Rodda also served on the IAAO Member Services Committee, Education Subcommittee, and numerous other volunteer committees. He is an IAAO Representative for North Carolina and has been a member for 32 years. He is also an IAAO instructor. Rodda will serve one year as President and follow Martin D. Marshall, Director of the Lenawee County Equalization Department in Adrian, Mich., whose term as IAAO President concludes on December 31st.
Rodda began his career in Northampton County, North Carolina and is the retired Assessor/Collector for Forsyth County, N.C. He also served as the Property Tax Manager of the North Carolina Tag and Tax Together project, a $20 million initiative to bring local property taxes levied on motor vehicles and state vehicle registration fees together into a combined notice and payment system. He is a member of the North Carolina Government Commission and Past President of the North Carolina Association of Assessing Officers and the North Carolina Tax Collectors Association. He resides with his wife Gretchen on the shore of the Albemarle Sound near Roper, N.C. 
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.  For information on IAAO, visit www.iaao.org , or contact IAAO at (816) 701-8100 or info@iaao.org.
A high resolution version of Rodda’s photo is available online.