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Meet Our Team

Working at Maxus is more than just another job, it is a career. We are committed to our employees and to developing our staff into the very best professionals. We believe in building a strong foundation through staff development and motivation. Maxus believes in an open door policy for all employees in all departments. Our leadership teams are extraordinarily strong with vast experience and powerful entrepreneurial spirit. Our management team is continually leveraging their skills for continued success.

Our Team

David L. Johnson, CPA

David L. Johnson, CPA

Chairman

Mr. Johnson is a 1978 graduate of the University of Missouri-Columbia. Upon graduation, Mr. Johnson joined the international accounting firm of Arthur Andersen & Company where he was promoted to Tax M...

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Michael P. McRobert, CPA

Michael P. McRobert, CPA

CPA, Chief Executive Officer and President of Maxus Properties, Inc.

Trustee, Chief Operating Officer, and Vice President of Maxus Realty Trust, Inc. (MRTI) Mr. McRobert is a 1982 graduate of the University of Missouri – Columbia with a Bachelor of Science in Accountan...

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Ryan G. Snyder, CPA

Ryan G. Snyder, CPA

Vice President and Chief Financial Officer

Mr. Snyder joined Maxus in 2014. He is 1996 graduate of the University of Missouri Columbia with a Bachelor of Science in Accounting. Following graduation Mr. Snyder served a broad range of clients fo...

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John W. Alvey, CPA

John W. Alvey, CPA

Executive Vice President and Treasurer

Mr. Alvey holds a Bachelors degree from Rockhurst College and a Masters of Accountancy from Kansas State University. In 1982, Mr. Alvey joined Arthur Andersen and Company where he was promoted to Tax ...

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Deann Totta

Deann Totta

Vice President SEC Reporting and Administration

Ms. Totta has a Bachelors degree in Accounting from the University of Missouri – Kansas City. Ms. Totta started her accounting career with Arthur Andersen and then went on to KPMG. Ms. Totta started h...

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Stuart Woody

Stuart Woody

Controller

Mr. Woody graduated in 1985 from the University of Missouri - Columbia with a Bachelor of Science in Business Administration. In 1987 he received a MBA degree with a finance emphasis from the Universi...

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Cheryl Marshall, ARM

Cheryl Marshall, ARM

Regional Property Manager

Ms. Marshall joined Maxus in September of 2003 and has 24 years experience in property management. Ms. Marshall started in the industry in 1986 working as a Leasing Consultant for Post Properties in A...

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Annette Fowler

Annette Fowler

Regional Property Manager

Ms. Fowler joined Maxus in June 2003 as a Property Manager. She has 23 years experience in property management. Ms. Fowler started in the industry in 1988 as a Leasing Consultant for Mills Group, Inc....

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Leah Thibault

Leah Thibault

Regional Property Manager

Ms. Thibault is a 2004 graduate of Tabor College in Hillsboro, KS and has over 17 years’ experience in property management. Ms. Thibault holds a Bachelor’s degree in Business Management and a minor in...

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Kelly L. Johnson

Kelly L. Johnson

Director of Marketing

Ms. Johnson graduated from Washington University in St Louis, receiving a Bachelor of Science in Business Administration with an emphasis in Marketing and International Business. Prior to Maxus, Ms. J...

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Sheri Searle

Sheri Searle

Regional Property Manager

Ms. Searle joined MAXUS in July, 2015 and has 25 years of experience in the multifamily industry. Prior to joining MAXUS, Ms. Searle was a Regional Vice President at Resource Residential, overseeing 4...

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Deborah A. Christian

Deborah A. Christian

Regional Property Manager

As Regional Manager Debbie is responsible for operations of Maxus’ Arkansas properties. Debbie has successfully driven success with existing growth and new construction development for properties acr...

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Adam Fletcher

Adam Fletcher

Vice President of Acquisitions and Dispositions

Mr. Fletcher graduated from the University of Missouri Columbia, receiving a Bachelor of Science in Business Administration with an emphasis in Finance and Real Estate. He joined Maxus in 2012 and is ...

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Chase Watson

Chase Watson

Vice President

Mr. Watson joined MAXUS in June, 2017. He graduated from the University of Missouri in 2010 with a Bachelor of Science, and Masters in Accounting. Prior to joining Maxus, Mr. Watson served various cl...

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David L. Johnson, CPA

David L. Johnson, CPA

Chairman

Mr. Johnson is a 1978 graduate of the University of Missouri-Columbia. Upon graduation, Mr. Johnson joined the international accounting firm of Arthur Andersen & Company where he was promoted to Tax Manager in 1982. At Arthur Andersen, Mr. Johnson specialized in structuring real estate transactions for clients and was on the National Real Estate Team. In 1988, Mr. Johnson left Arthur Andersen to pursue a career in the acquisition and management of commercial and multi-family real estate projects. Mr. Johnson is a licensed real estate broker and a certified public accountant in the State of Missouri.

 
Michael P. McRobert, CPA

Michael P. McRobert, CPA

CPA, Chief Executive Officer and President of Maxus Properties, Inc.

Trustee, Chief Operating Officer, and Vice President of Maxus Realty Trust, Inc. (MRTI) Mr. McRobert is a 1982 graduate of the University of Missouri – Columbia with a Bachelor of Science in Accountancy. Upon graduation he joined the tax department of the international accounting firm of Arthur Andersen & Company. At Arthur Andersen Mr. McRobert worked extensively in various areas involving real estate and small business. In 1986 he joined Sunway Hotel Management, Inc., a national hotel management and development firm as its Vice President and functioned in both a development and operational capacity. From 1990 and to 1995 Mr. McRobert joined Rule & Company, a real estate and business valuation firm in Kansas City. Mr. McRobert has been both a licensed certified public accountant and General Real Estate Appraiser in the State of Missouri and often testified as an expert witness regarding real estate and hotel issues. In 1995 Mr. McRobert rejoined Sunway Hotel Management and in 1999 was promoted to President of Sunway before joining Maxus Properties, Inc. in 2004 as its Chief Executive Officer and President. Since joining Maxus Mr. McRobert has not only actively managed Maxus’s daily operations but has regularly participated nationally on an annual basis in multi-family through attendance at various conferences and industry groups sponsored by, but not limited to NAA, NMHC, Apartment Internet Marketing, RealPage’s RealWorld Conference, all of which has helped him stay abreast of current and national trends within the multifamily industry. Mr. McRobert chaired RealPage’s Property Management Subcommittee for 2015/2016 and in 2016 was selected to Chair RealPage’s Steering Committee overseeing all of RealPage’s User Group Subcommittees through 2018. Mr. McRobert is also currently a Director of 1st Cameron State Bank, located in Cameron, Missouri.

 
Ryan G. Snyder, CPA

Ryan G. Snyder, CPA

Vice President and Chief Financial Officer

Mr. Snyder joined Maxus in 2014. He is 1996 graduate of the University of Missouri Columbia with a Bachelor of Science in Accounting. Following graduation Mr. Snyder served a broad range of clients for international accounting firms Arthur Andersen and KPMG for over 13 years. While at Arthur Andersen and KPMG he worked extensively with clients in real estate, consumer services, manufacturing and biotechnology. In 2009 Mr. Snyder joined Hostess Brands where he was the Vice President and Corporate Controller. In 2011, Mr. Snyder joined Concorde Career Colleges where he served as Chief Financial Officer. Mr. Snyder currently serves on the Board of Directors of The Guadalupe Centers and previously served as Chairman of the board of directors of Rainbow Center for Communicative Disorders.

 
John W. Alvey, CPA

John W. Alvey, CPA

Executive Vice President and Treasurer

Mr. Alvey holds a Bachelors degree from Rockhurst College and a Masters of Accountancy from Kansas State University. In 1982, Mr. Alvey joined Arthur Andersen and Company where he was promoted to Tax Manager working primarily on real estate projects for individual clients. Mr. Alvey joined Maxus in 1988, after spending one year working with a Kansas City-area real estate company. Mr. Alvey is responsible for the day-to-day accounting functions, risk management and taxes for Maxus Properties Inc. and its managed properties.

 
Deann Totta

Deann Totta

Vice President SEC Reporting and Administration

Ms. Totta has a Bachelors degree in Accounting from the University of Missouri – Kansas City. Ms. Totta started her accounting career with Arthur Andersen and then went on to KPMG. Ms. Totta started her career with Maxus in 1990 at which time her primary job was to create the low-income housing tax credit department. After a leave to raise her children, Ms. Totta rejoined Maxus in 2005 and is responsible for the financial reporting of Maxus Realty Trust as well as the coordination of the company’s audits and tax returns, other compliance and acquisition related matters and investor communications. Ms. Totta also oversees the application process of the low-income housing tax credit and various tax-exempt bond applications.

 
Stuart Woody

Stuart Woody

Controller

Mr. Woody graduated in 1985 from the University of Missouri - Columbia with a Bachelor of Science in Business Administration. In 1987 he received a MBA degree with a finance emphasis from the University of Missouri - Kansas City. Mr. Woody joined Maxus in 2004. Previously he held accounting leadership positions in the technology, broadcasting, & office equipment industries. At Maxus, Mr. Woody administers the areas of accounting, financial reporting and human resources.

 
Cheryl Marshall, ARM

Cheryl Marshall, ARM

Regional Property Manager

Ms. Marshall joined Maxus in September of 2003 and has 24 years experience in property management. Ms. Marshall started in the industry in 1986 working as a Leasing Consultant for Post Properties in Atlanta, Georgia and was heavily involved in the “lease-up” and marketing of new construction properties in Georgia and Florida. Ms. Marshall has extensive experience in overseeing bond financed, Low Income Housing Tax Credit, and conventional properties. Ms. Marshall’s most recent position was as Regional Property Manager for Charter Realty where she was responsible for over 1,300 conventional and subsidized housing units. Ms. Marshall’s region consists of Southwest Kansas City, Missouri; Kansas City North, and Eastern Kansas.

 
Annette Fowler

Annette Fowler

Regional Property Manager

Ms. Fowler joined Maxus in June 2003 as a Property Manager. She has 23 years experience in property management. Ms. Fowler started in the industry in 1988 as a Leasing Consultant for Mills Group, Inc. in St. Louis, Missouri. Ms. Fowler earned her CAM designation in 2001. Ms. Fowler is a Licensed Real Estate Salesperson in the State of Missouri. Ms. Fowler was promoted to Regional Manager with Maxus in 2008 with current oversight responsibility for over 2,550 multi-family units. Ms. Fowler has led multiple takeover teams on numerous acquisitions in 2010-2011. Ms. Fowler’s region consists of conventional, low income tax credit and multi use sites throughout the St. Louis metropolitan area.

 
Leah Thibault

Leah Thibault

Regional Property Manager

Ms. Thibault is a 2004 graduate of Tabor College in Hillsboro, KS and has over 17 years’ experience in property management. Ms. Thibault holds a Bachelor’s degree in Business Management and a minor in Marketing. She worked nine years with Fidelity Management Corporation, a local management company in Wichita, KS, in various capacities. Ms. Thibault earned her CAM designation in 2010. Ms. Thibault joined Maxus in 2011 and was promoted to Maxus management team as a Regional Manager in 2015. Ms. Thibault’s region consists of conventional and low income tax credit properties located in Wichita, KS as well as two properties located in Oklahoma.

 
Kelly L. Johnson

Kelly L. Johnson

Director of Marketing

Ms. Johnson graduated from Washington University in St Louis, receiving a Bachelor of Science in Business Administration with an emphasis in Marketing and International Business. Prior to Maxus, Ms. Johnson worked as Public Relations Program Coordinator and Internal Communications Specialist at Cerner Corporation. She joined Maxus in 2013 and is responsible for coordinating all online marketing, digital advertising, resident and prospect surveys, social media and print collateral for new and existing properties in the Maxus portfolio. She has also previously worked as a leasing agent for several Maxus Properties.

 
Sheri Searle

Sheri Searle

Regional Property Manager

Ms. Searle joined MAXUS in July, 2015 and has 25 years of experience in the multifamily industry. Prior to joining MAXUS, Ms. Searle was a Regional Vice President at Resource Residential, overseeing 4456 units in Kansas, Missouri, Oklahoma and Arkansas. Ms. Searle started her career as a part-time leasing consultant in 1990. In addition to working at every site level office position, she previously held positions as Regional Property Manager, Regional Marketing & Training Director and Project Manager for some of the leaders in the multifamily industry. Her diverse background includes work on a variety of asset types including REIT, conventional, student housing, senior housing, military housing, tax credit and Section 8. Ms. Searle is a 1990 graduate of Fort Hays State University with a B.S in Education.

 
Deborah A. Christian

Deborah A. Christian

Regional Property Manager

As Regional Manager Debbie is responsible for operations of Maxus’ Arkansas properties. Debbie has successfully driven success with existing growth and new construction development for properties across the nation. Debbie is a 25-year seasoned expert in Luxury Market Rate properties, Low Income Tax Credit Housing, and Senior Living communities. She lives in Conway, Arkansas with her husband of 19 years and her 13 year old daughter, Mia.

 
Adam Fletcher

Adam Fletcher

Vice President of Acquisitions and Dispositions

Mr. Fletcher graduated from the University of Missouri Columbia, receiving a Bachelor of Science in Business Administration with an emphasis in Finance and Real Estate. He joined Maxus in 2012 and is responsible for coordinating all acquisitions, dispositions, and refinancing of new and existing properties for the Maxus portfolio. He also handles negotiating and accounting for other income sources for the portfolio, i.e., cable contracts, laundry contracts, multifamily alarm contracts, internet service agreements, oil and gas leases, vending contracts, etc.

 
Chase Watson

Chase Watson

Vice President

Mr. Watson joined MAXUS in June, 2017. He graduated from the University of Missouri in 2010 with a Bachelor of Science, and Masters in Accounting. Prior to joining Maxus, Mr. Watson served various clients throughout the Midwest while working within KPMG’s Audit and Consulting practices in both Kansas City and Chicago. Most recently he was working with private equity clients as within KPMG’s Chicago Deal Advisory practice. Mr. Watson holds active CPA licenses in Missouri and Illinois.