Executive Director

Executive Director

After nearly five years as a volunteer, board-led organization, Preservation Iowa is pleased to have Vincent Lintz of Windsor Heights, Iowa, as our Executive Director. Vince came to Preservation Iowa in May 2011 with over 30 years of experience working with communities promoting affordable housing, community betterment, and economic development on local, state, and national levels. His experience in fostering partnerships, nonprofit development, and banking and lending were seen as positive assets to assist us in our next phase of growth and development.

Vince can be reached at 515.237.0327 or via email at director@preservationiowa.org.

Vincent Lintz

Vince is a native Iowan—born and raised in Ottumwa. Upon graduation from Ottumwa High, he went on to attend Iowa State University. Vince currently resides with his lovely wife, Janice, in Windsor Heights. They are proud parents of two wonderful children: Angela is attending Kirkwood College and Isaac is enrolled at University of Northern Iowa.

Before joining Preservation Iowa, Vince managed a company he established in March 2010, Vince Lintz and Associates, LLC. The company's primary service was assisting communities, neighborhoods, and developers with affordable housing and development opportunities.

Vince has also served as the Deputy Director of the Iowa Department of Economic Development and as a board member of the Iowa Finance Authority, for which he was the Board chair for six years. Before joining IDED, Vince was Vice President/Associate Director of Housing at the Federal Home Loan Bank of Des Moines. Prior to that, he served as Manager of Programs and Initiatives for Norwest Mortgage (Wells Fargo) Emerging Markets Division.

Vince started his housing career by working for an inner city non-profit organization (Des Moines Housing Council) buying and rehabilitating single family homes. He also worked for five years as a field representative for the state of Iowa's CDBG and Home programs distributing funds to non-entitlement communities.