The AIS Management Team
Jim O’Loughlin, President & CEO
Jim O’Loughlin is founder of AIS Marketing, Inc. and Allied Information Solutions, Inc. Jim has over 25 years of experience in serving the needs of county and municipal government. That experience has built longstanding partnerships both within governmental agencies and with private sector organizations which is the basis of the products and services provided by AIS.
O’Loughlin served as Director of Administration of St. Charles County Missouri and for four terms as an elected official in the City of St. Peters, MO. Jim was part of the first class of Emergency Number Professionals (911) certified by the National Emergency Number Association.
Allied Information Solutions has invested heavily in the development of our Point-of-Difference® tax assessment solution and Land Records Portal technology. Prior to forming AIS, Jim was an integral part of the team at ImageAmerica® which developed and patented the first 100% digital technology for collection and processing of aerial photography. ImageAmerica® was acquired by Google.
Jim also founded and served as CEO of a national 911 consulting and service organization and served as Strategic Alliance Manager for a major supplier of Register of Deeds technology and services. Jim was an initial investor in the National Information Consortium (NASDAQ: EGOV) which developed the national’s first fee-based eGoverment Portal and which serves as a model for our Land Records Portal.
Jim began his career in the planning department of Continental Telephone Company. Jim served as Product Development Director and Manager of the 911 product line, was part of the project team that implemented portions of the nation’s first wireless or cellular network, which has assisted predecessor technologies leading to today’s GIS.
Jim earned a Bachelors’ degree in Public Administration from the University of Missouri.
JuliAnne L. (Juli) Kolbe, Vice President & Director of Equalization/Assessment Services.
Juli Kolbe a Certified Level 4 Michigan Assessor has over 30 years real and personal property tax assessment, equalization and administration experience. Juli oversees all Allied’s Equalization and Assessment services and services as Equalization Director for Delta County Michigan.
Kolbe served as Equalization Director for Jackson County where responsibilities included the review of assessments rolls for completeness, accuracy and compliance with all State of Michigan statutes and mandates. Responsibly also included the annual review of 60 taxing authorities and their millage requests in regard to compliance with State of Michigan statutes and mandates. Juli managed the GIS (Geographic Information Systems) department for the county and supervised a staff of 10.
Juli began her career as an appraiser in the Calhoun County Equalization Department and worked her way up to Deputy Director and Equalization Director.
Juli developed and has taught classes for the Michigan Assessors Association and the Michigan Township Association. Classes taught and/or developed included: Board of Review Procedures; Responsibilities of the Township Board members in respect to Assessing Administration; Assessing Communication Towers, and Composing a Narrative Appraisal Report as required for Level 4 certification.
- Michigan Master Assessing Officer (previously known as Level 4)
- State of Michigan Personal Property Auditor
- International Association of Assessing Officers
- Michigan Assessors Association
- Michigan Association of Equalization Directors
- Mid-Michigan Association of Assessing Officers
- Past Secretary & Treasurer for the Michigan Assessors Association
- Past Grader of Narrative Appraisals for the Former Michigan
- State Assessors Board
- Volunteer for the Marshall Area Community Services
- Volunteer for the Marshall Fountain Clinic (Low income medical clinic)
Valdemar L. (Val) Washington, Senior Vice President & General Counsel
As a Deputy State Treasurer for the Michigan Department of Treasury responsible for the Bureau of Local Government Services. Duties included oversight of the State’s Property Tax Assessment function, Local Government Finances and the State’s Emergency Financial Manager program. Val developed training materials/success goals; updated the selection process, and managed appointed Emergency Financial Managers.
Val served as Circuit Court Judge and Chief Judge for the 7th Judicial Circuit (Genesee County) and as a Visiting Judge for the Michigan Court of Appeals. Judge Washington was appointed by the Michigan Supreme Count as the Interim Chief Judge for the 22ND District Court in Inkster, Michigan. Val has also served as Special Assistant Attorney General for the Michigan Department of Transportation.
As founder and principal of SETTLEmate® Inc. Val served as Chief Administrator and Mediator of complex legal issues to resolution, a Speaker and lecturer at National Conferences and Universities and as Special Master for a major SE Michigan electrical utility company to effect change at the employee level. Val has successfully met with multiple constituent groups to mediate and resolve issues, provide internal dispute resolution processes, which improved management and employee cultural relationships.
Val earned a Juris Doctor at the University of Michigan Law School, his Bachelor of Arts (With Highest Honors) at Michigan State University and is recipient of numerous awards.
Jim Olson, Senior Vice President & Business Development Manager
Jim Olson has provided consulting services to cities, counties and state agencies for the past 30 years. Jim has specialized in developing financial plans for Title IV-D child support agencies and has developed a comprehensive program of claiming for the child support agencies including preparation of applications, monthly claiming, automated time accounting and audit defense.
Olson has prepared and negotiated dozens of county Cooperative Reimbursement Program (CRP) budgets with County Commissioners and state child support representatives and has managed a Title IV-D financial claiming operation with over 150 clients.
Prior to his work with AIS, Jim worked as a deputy city controller, a city manager and as Senior Vice President in charge of a large multi- state cost consulting practice with MGT of America, Inc., David M. Griffith & Associates and MAXIMUS, Inc.. As Senior Vice President with MAXIMUS, Inc. he was responsible for managing the firm’s mid-west operations including nine states and over thirty consultants.
Jim currently provides special assistance to communities in need of establishing their GIS and using GIS and newly flow aerial photography to enhance property tax assessments and to improve the assessment function.
Advisory Board Member
Theodore M. Lachinski, President & Founder of GEOSPAN Corporation
Ted Lachinski has served as GEOSPAN’s President and Director since the company’s inception in June 1990. Prior to founding GEOSPAN Ted served as a Vice President of Technology for UltiMap Corporation and as Systems and Data Processing Manager for Hennepin County Minnesota, responsible for the development of Property Mapping and Highway Information Systems.
Ted is the primary inventor of GEOSPAN patents and a pioneer in the spatial information industry. GEOSPAN was awarded its first US Patent # 5,633,946 in 1997 and was recently awarded US Patent #7,233,691. Ted attended the University of Minnesota, served in the US Marines Reserves as an Aerial Navigator and served for ten-years as member of the City Council for Andover, Minnesota.