Planning + Economic Development + Public Affairs

A certified planner and economic developer with a passion for successful communities.

Planning + Economic Development + Public Affairs

A certified planner and economic developer with a passion for successful communities.

About Me

My Profile

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I am a certified planner and economic developer, and a public administration professional with nearly 20 years of community development, local government management and public affairs experience.

  • Experienced administrator with supervisory and financial management expertise.
  • Forward-thinking professional with a passion for research and developing innovative solutions for sustainable, successful communities and organizations.
  • Accomplished speaker on topics such as government efficiency, intermunicipal cooperation, community engagement, economic development, and planning.
  • Effective communicator with experience in public outreach, crisis communications and networking.
  • Dedicated volunteer with a long history of public service, philanthropy, and community involvement. 

Experience

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  • Vice President for Workforce Development and Community Education
  • Director of Economic Development and Regional Analytics
  • Fire Commissioner and Firefighter
  • Adjunct Faculty, Geography and Planning
  • Industrial Development Agency Member
  • Regional Project Manager/Training Specialist

Associations

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  • American Planning Association
  • American Institute of Certified Planners (AICP)
  • International Economic Development Association
  • Certified Economic Developer (CEcD)
  • New York State Economic Development Council
  • Leadership Tech Valley

Community Service

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  • Guilderland Central School District
  • Westmere Fire Department
  • University at Albany
  • FB Peck Hose Company
  • Colonie EMS
  • Five Quad Volunteer Ambulance Service
  • Christ the King Parish

Awards

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  • Rockefeller College, University at Albany 10 Under 10
  • Albany Business Review 40 Under 40
  • UAlbany President's Award for Exemplary Public Engagement
  • Guilderland Chamber of Commerce Town Beautification Award
  • American Planning Association, Outstanding Student Project
  • Albany High School Francis L. Harris Memorial Award
  • YMCA Camp Chingachgook Children's Award

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