APA Member News: New Hires, Appointments, and Retirements

  • Tamra Allen, AICP

    Tamra Allen has been appointed the community development director for the city of Grand Junction, Colorado, where she will oversee economic development, historic preservation, planning, and zoning. She previously served as planning manager and senior planner of Garfield County in Colorado. She earned her master’s degree in public administration and political science from the University of Colorado-Denver.
  • Nicholas Brown, AICP

    Nicholas Brown has retired as zoning administrator for the city of Los Angeles and started his private practice, SATT (Seat at the Table), to educate clients about the planning process.
  • Mike Daniels, AICP

    Mike Daniels was named director of the Transportation Planning Organization (TPO) for the city of Ocala, Florida, which oversees planning and development for highways, transit, bicycling, and pedestrian facilities for the Ocala/Marion County area. As director, Daniels will work with the Florida Department of Transportation and local governments to obtain funding and implement projects. Daniels worked for the city of Ocala for 16 years and served as its chief planning official. He has a master’s degree in urban and regional planning from Virginia Tech.
  • Marla Engel, AICP

    Marla Engel was named environmental planning manager in the Boston office of WSP | Parsons Brinckerhoff, a global engineering firm where she will lead the environmental planning practice for the New England region. Engel has more than 30 years of experience in environmental planning and project management with an emphasis in transportation planning. Engel earned a master’s degree in regional planning from the University of North Carolina-Chapel Hill and a bachelor’s degree in urban planning and political science from Rutgers University.
  • Rebecca Horner, AICP

    Rebecca Horner has been hired as the new planning director for Prince William County, Virginia. Horner has more than 19 years of experience in planning and development, and she worked at the senior level for several local governments in Virginia and Nebraska. Horner received a bachelor’s degree in political science and a master’s degree in community and regional planning from the University of Nebraska.
  • Coleman Peiffer, AICP

    Coleman Peiffer has been named the business and investment attraction director for the Wisconsin Economic Development Corporation (WEDC) where he will develop plans to attract new business to the state. Previously he was a business development manager with WEDC and a senior planner for the North Central Regional Planning Commission.
  • Russell “Rusty” Roth, AICP

    Rusty Roth has been named the director of development for the city of Marietta, Georgia, after serving as the acting director since the end of 2016. He previously served as the planning and zoning manager for the city. He also worked for several local and regional planning organizations in Louisiana, Florida, and Georgia. Roth earned a master’s degree in urban and regional planning from the University of Southwestern Louisiana.
  • Jonathan Williamson, AICP

    Jonathan Williamson has joined Dewberry as a senior planner for the transportation division in the firm’s Orlando, Florida office. As a member of the general engineering consultant team for the Central Florida Expressway Authority (CFX), Williamson will be responsible for managing CFX studies as well as performing project development and environmental studies for the Florida Department of Transportation.

June 9, 2017