Gerry Neugent has been named president and CEO of Knapp Properties Inc., where he went to work in 1993 as president and chief operating officer. He has been a co-owner since December 2007, according to a release.


Prior CEO, Bill Knapp II, will remain as chairman of the board and founder William C. Knapp remains involved as chairman emeritus.


In other leadership changes, Chris Costa has been named executive vice president and chief operating officer. He has led the company's property management, accounting, information technology, human resources and administration duties as a senior vice president since 2007.


Two additional promotions were announced today.


Mary Schaeffer has been named vice president and controller. She joined the company in 1993 and has been responsible for all accounting and financial reporting functions for the company since 2007.


Aimee Staudt is being promoted to vice president and director of development. She has been with Knapp Properties since 2006 and has overseen nearly $75 million in development infrastructure, new construction and tenant improvement projects during her tenure with the company. Staudt, a 2013 Business Record Forty Under 40 winner, has a masters degree in business administration from the University of Iowa. Read more about Staudt