Be our guest at the WDM Rotary - we have an exciting speaker this week Steve Gaer. Steven K. Gaer is the Chief Operating Officer and General Counsel for R&R Realty Group. After ten years with Marsh & McLennan Companies, most recently as Managing Director responsible for the Affinity Group Insurance Program Division (formerly Kirke Van Orsdel, Incorporated), Steven joined R&R Realty Group in April of 2004. Prior to joining Marsh & McLennan, Steven was with the Des Moines law firm of Ahlers & Cooney, P.C. where he practiced as a shareholder and associate for nine years. Steven is currently serving his fourth term as Mayor of West Des Moines, after serving eight years as a West Des Moines City Council Member. Steven received his BBA from the University of Kentucky in 1983, graduating with high distinction and received his JD in 1986 from the Drake University Law School, graduating with honors (Order of the Coif). Steven is also active in the Iowa State Bar Association and is admitted to practice in Iowa, U.S. Supreme Court, the U.S. District Courts for the Northern and Southern Districts of Iowa and the Eighth Circuit Court of Appeals. Also, Steven is currently serving on numerous boards, which in part includes the Greater Des Moines Partnership, which also includes the Executive Committee, Board of the Regional Economic Development Committee and co-chair of its Development Council, Metropolitan Planning Organization (Board, Executive Committee, and Chair 2018), DART (Des Moines Area Regional Transit), West Bancorporation and West Bank, and County Assessor Conference (Polk, Dallas, Madison and Warren).