Current Chairman Matthew D. Miller, SRA held the President and Chief Executive Officer position from 2005-2018. Mr. Miller was previously Chief Financial Officer and President of Illinois Operations for Hayes Appraisal Associates from 2003-2005. From 1998 to 2003 he was President and Chief Executive Officer of Miller-Hayes LLC of Illinois. From 1994 to 1998 he was the manager of the Quad City office of Hayes Appraisal Associates. Mr. Miller has been an SRA® designated member of the Appraisal Institute since 2007. Mr. Miller holds a BA in History from Western Illinois University where he graduated Cum Laude in 1992. Mr. Miller was recognized as a Distinguished Alumnus of Western Illinois University by both the History Department and the University as a whole in 2008. Mr. Miller is also a member of the Advisory Council for the Accounting and Finance Department at Western Illinois University.
President and CEO of Residential Operations
Clinton C. Cota, SRA holds a Real Estate degree from the University of Northern Iowa where he graduated in 2003. Mr. Cota received the SRA® designation from the Appraisal Institute in 2017. Mr. Cota has worked for Rally in varying roles with increasing responsibility in the Quad Cities, Freeport, IL, Rockford, IL and Cedar Falls/Waterloo, IA. Under his leadership the Cedar Falls/Waterloo market as become a flagship office for Rally operations. Mr. Cota is currently in charge of recruitment and implementation for residential appraisers, residential training, operations and customer relations. In addition to his role with Rally Appraisal, Mr. Cota currently assists the State of Iowa for Work Product Review and for Disciplinary Review cases. These cases are directly related to USPAP compliance as well as Iowa Codes. Mr. Cota also assists the State Licensing Board in decisions regarding discipline and licensure. Mr. Cota's expertise in both business development and appraisal theory and practice come together to make him ideally suited to lead the residential operations of Rally Appraisal.
President and CEO of Commercial Operations
David D. Passmore, MAI has been a designated member of the Appraisal Institute since 2012. A graduate from the University of Iowa in 1992, Mr. Passmore holds a bachelor’s degree in Business Administration. Mr. Passmore has been appraising real estate since 1992 and prior to joining Rally, worked in roles of increasing responsibility for Hayes Appraisal Associates of Iowa, Hughes & Company in Leawood, KS and Appraisal Associates in Cedar Rapids, IA. Mr. Passmore has been overseeing commercial operations for Rally since 2006 and since that time commercial operations have spread across almost the entirety of the Rally footprint. Mr. Passmore is currently in charge of recruitment and implementation for commercial appraisers and leads commercial training, operations and customer relations. In addition to his role with Rally Appraisal, Mr. Passmore assists the State of Iowa with Work Product Review and for Disciplinary Review cases. Through specialized education and experience, Mr. Passmore has attained a Level I Investigator status in Association with AARO (Association of Appraiser Regulatory Officials).
Mr. Passmore is also active in the Iowa Appraisal Institute Chapter currently serving on three committees and the Board of Directors.
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