Frank's prior work experience includes service as the Assistant Director of Tax Review for the Indiana State Board of Tax Commissioners (currently the DLGF), Senior Economist for the Indiana Department of Transportation, and an assistant professor at Ohio University, Butler University and Indiana University in Indianapolis. At the Tax Board, Frank oversaw the agency’s study of converting to a market-based assessment system, documenting the potential impacts and shifts among the various taxpayers, and developed and tested numerous aspects of the 2002 Indiana Real Property Assessment Guideline, including the neighborhood market factors. Additionally, he performed in-depth impact analyses of alternative real and personal property tax manuals on business taxes and oversaw all data entry and statistical analysis on the Lake County Ratio Study.
Frank is a certified Level III Indiana Assessor-Appraiser as well as an Assessment Administration Specialist (AAS) designation from the IAAO. Frank earned an M.A. and Ph.D. in economics from Indiana University. From 2000-2003, Frank served as a David C. Lincoln Fellow at the Lincoln Institute of Land Policy in Cambridge, Massachusetts. Frank has successfully completed numerous IAAO courses including 101, 102, 112, 151, 400, 402, instructor training workshop, and subsidized housing workshop. Frank is also a Certified In-State instructor for the International Association of Assessing Officers (IAAO).