Brent T. Brown
CEO



A native to Springfield, Brent was a graduate of Kickapoo High School in 1991 and went on to pursue his college education at Kansas State University where he graduated in 1995 with a BS degree in Mass Communications. His family was in the retail grocery business in the Springfield area for over 40 years and owned and operated both the Smitty’s Supermarket and Summer Fresh Supermarket chains. Brent was an executive recruiter in the food and beverage industry for almost 5 years until joining Summer Fresh shortly after its inception in 1999. During his time as President and Chief Executive Officer, Brent and his team grew the company to 12 stores and employed 400 people in Kansas and Missouri, with headquarters here in Springfield.  The company was sold to another regional grocery chain in 2012.  Since then, Brent has developed and managed commercial and residential properties to include apartments, retail centers and single-family homes in multiple states and here locally.  Brent has also provided leadership in serving his industry and the community as a part of the Ozark Empire Grocers Association, Literacy Council and K-Life boards. He was also a part of the Leadership Springfield Class 22. Brent is passionate about providing a better solution for property management through Entrust Property Solutions.
Jill T. Cooper
COO
 



Jill T. Cooper graduated from Missouri State University in Springfield, MO with a Bachelor of Science in Marketing, Sales and Sales Management in May of 2008 and a Master of Business Administration from Missouri State University in December 2009. After 9 years of retail and retail management experience, Jill began her career in property management in 2011 as a Regional Manager. As Regional Manager, Jill managed a portfolio of 29 properties and their staff, totaling over 2500 units that generated close to $20 million in annual revenue.  More specifically, she supervised and consulted on each property's performance including rent collection, lead generation and conversion, customer satisfaction, property maintenance and appearance, capital improvements and training. Ultimately she was responsible for creating and increasing value for both shareholders and residents. Jill is a board member and former treasurer for the Betty and Bobby Allison Ozarks Counseling Center, an organization serving southwest Missouri with mental health services regardless of ability to pay.
Amanda N. Hall
VP of Operations

 

After studying Interior Design at the University of Central Arkansas, Amanda Hall relocated to Greensboro, North Carolina in 2005. It was in Greensboro that Amanda found a passion for property management. With over 7 years of retail management experience she was recruited to  the property management industry starting with a 200 unit multi-family property. Working with contractors, facility investors and residents alike, Amanda quickly earned her title along with a wealth of industry knowledge.  In 2008 Amanda moved to the Greater Chicagoland area, where she transitioned into managing a physical therapy office. Amanda spent more than 3 years gaining management experience and cultivating her own style of management which would catapult her career.  In early 2011 Amanda moved to Springfield. Having missed her time in property management, Amanda took a position as a leasing consultant, which quickly turned into a property management position at the company’s largest property with over 400 units. After proving her ability to increase occupancy by over 15% while also increasing market rents, Amanda was offered the Regional Manager position. During Amanda’s time as the Regional Manager, she worked closely with the board and executive team to ensure the increased value for investment groups and residents within a 20 million dollar portfolio, spanning 2,500 units. Overseeing mergers, acquisitions, new construction and property performance, Amanda’s has a proven track record of success.  Amanda joined forces with the ENTRUST team in the summer of 2016 bringing her management methods and success to ENTRUST. Amanda is looking forward to providing Springfield with the best property management experience.
 
Chase A. Bilyeu
VP of Business Development


 
 



Chase A. Bilyeu graduated from Missouri State University in Springfield, MO with a Bachelor of Science in Anthropology and Archaeology in May 2012. Upon graduation, Chase set out for Wyoming to begin his career in cultural resource management.  Chase led field crews through the Pryor Mountains completing survey and field work for the USDA.  After completing his field assignments, Chase decided to return to his hometown and began a new career working for a local development company.  As a Project Manager, Chase facilitated the demographical surveys, due diligence and coordination with all vendors for new development.  Additionally, Chase handled the commercial property management for multiple properties throughout Southwest Missouri. 



 
Jamie W. Thomas
VP of Sales & Marketing



Jamie grew up in the Lake of the Ozarks area where she grew up assisting in different aspects of her family's business endeavors. After pursuing a degree in the dental field in North Carolina, she returned to the lake area. There, she obtained a certification in Event Planning and began managing wineries. She specifically focused on marketing, public relations, team management and implementing a wholesale system, growing from 1 to 18 accounts in 6 months. She also evaluated the financial aspects of product development, such as budgets, return-on-investment and profit-loss projections. Jamie found a career in Property Management in 2011, after relocating to Springfield. She began as a property manager and managed several properties before being promoted to Portfolio Manager. She regularly brought occupancies from 80% to above 98%, assisted the accounting department to forecast budgets and worked closely with property owners to accomplish goals, as well as executing a multi-million dollar renovation project while driving rents and occupancies.  
Join Team Entrust:

We are a growing company with a desire to help others improve their lives personally and professionally.  Entrust is looking for qualified marketing, accounting, operations and maintenance professionals.  Our company offers competitive wages and a rich benefits package. 

If you are interested in joining our team please submit your resume and cover letter to info@teamentrust.com