Beyond ManagInc's seasoned team, the company is supported by an Advisory Board of highly respected industry thought leaders. The goal of the Board is to provide candid input and guidance in their area of expertise.  Members include:


Doug Miller

alexandra (alex) jackiw

President, Milhaus Management: As impressive as Alex’s resume is her passion for making her team, her residents, and giving back a priority.  This passion has led to many honors, awards, and positions: Chairman of the Board, National Apartment Association; Woman of Influence, Indianapolis Business Journal; "Women Changing the World of Real Estate Management," Institute of Real Estate Management; Real Estate Forum Top 45 female executives; President, NAA Education Institute; Apartment Careers and Education Award, NAA Education Institute; President, Ball State University Residential Property Management Advisory Board. Prior to Milhaus Management, Alex was Managing Director for McKinley, and President of Buckingham Management. 

Dennis smillie

President, Multifamily Solutions: Dennis is one of the multifamily industry’s most highly respected strategic thinkers and visionaries.  His career spans 35 years in the industry, and for the last 17 years he has helped guide the strategy and growth of many of the industry’s most innovative service providers.


kara rice

Co-founder and former Chief Information Officer, Grace Hill: In 1999 Kara and her partners created what would become the industry’s leader in online education - with their success built upon a culture renowned for innovation, enthusiasm, and camaraderie.  Highly respected within the industry, Kara has earned the reputation as an authority on e-learning, employee engagement, and development.  In 2016, Kara launched Experiment Learning & Talent Development.

Don Canfield 

President and Owner, LinnellTaylor Marketing: LTM is a highly respected public relations and marketing firm specializing in communications strategies for the multifamily industry.  Don is viewed as the industry’s premiere strategic communications professional, and has conceptualized and executed programs for vendor and owner/operator clients for the past 13 years.



Principal, Rocky Mountain Institute: Lily co-founded and leads the Business Renewables Center, focusing on accelerating the market for corporate renewable energy, exploring new markets for renewable energy, and developing tools/products for corporate leaders to purchase renewable energy. The Union of Concerned Scientists designated Lily as a “Face of Renewable Energy.”  Her 17+ years experience in sustainability and cleantech investment also includes leading Ernst & Young’s Cleantech knowledge management program, and managing Calvert Investments environment and climate change team (including launching, managing their Sustainability Index, Global Alternative Energy Fund, Global Water Fund, and the green bond fund strategy).



Partner/ManagInc LLC: Joe is recognized as one of the multifamily industry’s most accomplished consultative sales professionals, having developed a reputation for his passion for helping clients achieve success.  Previously Joe was Chief Revenue Officer for ManagInc; he remains a partner in the company.  Before ManagInc, starting in 1999 Joe served as a sales management executive with industry leaders Zillow, SatisFacts (where he was a partner with ManagInc's Doug Miller and Jen Piccotti), CallSource, and Primedia (HPC).  Joe is a staunch and active supporter of NAA and its affiliates, a self-proclaimed techno-geek, a die-hard family guy, and an avid sportsman. Joe graduated in 1998 with a BA in Psychology from Fairleigh Dickinson University - Madison.