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Career Reality: Speed-dating for Planners
Activity Code: S491
Date: Sunday, April 14
This two-part session includes a brief SRC Business Meeting and the opportunity for students to chat with professionals in planning’s various fields. Learn about job responsibilities and required skills while making important contacts.
Terry F. Holzheimer, FAICP
Director, City of Arlington Economic Dev.
Phone: (703) 228-0850
Work: Terry Holzheimer, FAICP is the Director of Arlington Economic Development in Arlington, Virginia. Prior to joining Arlington County in 1996, he served as Director of Economic Development for Loudoun County, Virginia. Terry has also served as the Washington Regional Manager for Legg Mason Real Estate Research, Inc. and Field Director for the National League of Cities. He is currently a Professor of Practice at Virginia Tech in the Urban Affairs and Planning program and adjunct faculty at George Mason University in the School of Public Policy.
Education: Holzheimer has a Ph.D. in Public Policy from George Mason University; studied Urban and Regional Planning at the University of Miami; and has a Bachelor of Arts in Economics from the University of Florida. He is a Fellow of the American Institute of Certified Planners.
Past Assignments: Have been a frequent speaker at APA; IEDC; NAIOP; NABE; BizNow; CREW and a host of real estate groups.
Juli Beth Hinds, AICP
Principal, Birchline Planning LLC
Julie A. Tappendorf
Partner, Ancel, Glink, Diamond Et Al.
Jason Beske, AICP
Principal Planner, Arlington County
Phone: (703) 228-0765
Work: Jason Beske is a principal urban designer and planner for Arlington County, VA. Prior to this appointment, he was senior planner for the City of Overland Park, Kansas and for the Town of Leesburg, VA. He has worked to restore suburban communities into vital pedestrian places through the use of suitable site planning and urban design solutions, including form-based codes. As Chair of the American Planning Association's (APA) Urban Design & Preservation Division, Jason has promoted the education of planners and allied professionals in the principles of urban design and the integration of design and urban planning. He frequently lectures on the topics of urban design and form-based codes at national and state APA conferences. Jason is a Board Member of the Form-Based Code Institute and holds bachelor's and master's degrees in Community and Regional Planning from Iowa State University.
Chad M. Nabity, AICP
Regional Planning Director, Hall County RPC
Work: Chad is the current Chair of the Small Town and Rural Planning Division of APA. He is the immediate past president of the Nebraska Planning and Zoning Association and a past president of the Nebraska Chapter of APA. He has been the Planning Director for the Hall County Regional Planning Commission since 1999. Prior to that he was the Planning Director for Madison County Nebraska and a housing researcher with the Nebraska Department of Economic Development.
Education: MCRP from the University of Nebraska-Lincoln BA from the University of Nebraska-Lincoln in Anthropology and English AS from the Nebraska College of Technical Agriculture in Conservation and Environmental Science
Past Assignments: Presented on Funding Housing Project with Tax Increment Financing at the Nebraska Housing Conference, The Nebraska Planning Conference and the South Central Nebraska Housing Summit. Presented Ethics for Planners at the Nebraska Planning Conference Presented The Comprehensive Plan and its Relationship to Zoning at the Nebraska Planning Conference Presented Conservation Easements and the Bundle of Property Rights at the Nebraska Planning Conference Co-Led the STaR Facilitate Discussion on Aging Issues in Small Towns and Rural areas at the 2013 APA Conference in Chicago Participated in Speed Dating for Planners at the 2012 and 2013 APA Conferences
David S. Silverman, AICP
Attorney, Ancel, Glink & Diamond Et.
Phone: (312) 782-7606
Work: David S. Silverman is a partner with Ancel Glink Diamond Bush DiCianni & Krafthefer, P.C. in Chicago, specializing in local government and land use matters. Prior to his career as an attorney, David was an urban planning and economic development consultant David is a frequent writer and speaker on a wide variety of land use and economic development issues David is a member of the American Institute of Certified Planners, and the honorary society for advancement of land economics, Lambda Alpha International (Ely Chapter). David is co-chair of Ancel Glink’s Zoning and Land Use Group and co-editor of the group’s e-newsletter, In the Zone. David also serves as moderator for the Zoning and Land Use Group’s Twitter site, @AncelGlinkLand (https://twitter.com/#!/AncelGlinkLand).
Education: J.D. - The John Marshall Law School, Chicago M.U.P. - Wayne State University, Detroit B.A. - Indiana University, Bloomington
Publications: Green Transportation: ‘Roadblocks’ and ‘Avenues’ for Promoting Low-Impact Transportation Choices,” Legal Strategies for Greening Local Government (ABA Press, 2012) Policy Guide on Planning and Climate Change (American Planning Association Policy Guide, 2008)
Other Publications: “Illinois’ Tax Increment Allocation Redevelopment Act and Case Study,” Tax Increment Financing (ABA Press, 2012) “Annexation and Annexation Agreements,” IICLE Municipal Law Series Handbook (2012) “Subdivisions, Subdivision Controls, and Drainage,” IICLE Municipal Law Series Handbook (2012) “Annexation, Disconnection, Consolidation and Dissolution of a Park District,” Illinois Park District Law Handbook (Illinois Association of Park Districts, 6th Edition, 2010)
Work: Planning/Law dual-degree candidate at The University of Iowa; current SRC Executive Committee Chair
Education: M.S. Urban and Regional Planning, The University of Iowa, May 2013 (anticipated); J.D., The University of Iowa, December 2013 (anticipated); B.A., Political Science, University of Notre Dame, May 2009
Robert M. Lewis, AICP
Principal, Economic Analysis, Development Strategies, Inc.
Phone: (314) 421-2800
Work: Bob directs economic planning and implementation assignments at Development Strategies, based in St. Louis. He was part of the team that created Development Strategies in 1988. The focus of his professional work is analyzing the market, economic, and organizational forces that influence urban planning, economic growth, and real estate development. His consulting services yield strategic recommendations for clients seeking to maximize economic value. Clients include local governments, private property owners, corporations, government agencies, non-profits, and institutions all around the USA.
Education: MS City & Regional Planning (Public Finance) Southern Illinois University-Edwardsville, 1976 BS Business Administration (Economics) Miami University, 1973
Publications: "Determining the Fiscal Need for Public Intervention in Redevelopment" in Development Strategies Review, 2010. "The Evolution of Economic Development Planning" in News & Views published by the Economic Develoment Division of the American Planning Association, 2008.
Past Assignments: 'Is it Possible to Neatly Define Economic Development?" Presentation to the Greater St. Louis Economic Development Network, 2010. "Continued Spreading of People and Jobs: Challenging the Economies-of-Scale for Commercial Real Estate." Presentation to the International Economic Development Council, 2011. Regular instructor on Real Estate Development and Finance for the International Economic Development Council's certification training courses.
John A. Provo
Director, Virginia Tech
Phone: (540) 231-4004
Work: Provo provides leadership for the university in the implementation of its economic development mission. A “pracademic” with more than 15 years of economic development experience in higher education and government he builds partnerships that link university, community, and industry resources to address the economic development needs of the Commonwealth. In this role Provo secures funding as a major point of contact between academic departments within the university, federal, state, and local governments, as well as other public and private sector leaders. Active in professional and scholarly associations he is experienced at the analysis and dissemination of best practices in economic development for diverse audiences. He also teaches a studio course in economic development planning that puts Virginia Tech graduate students to work solving real problems for real clients.
Education: Portland State University, PhD, Urban Studies 2005 Virginia Commonwealth University, MURP, Planning 1999 The College of William and Mary,BA, Government 1989