Marco Carating and Petra Hurtado have joined the APA staff in Chicago.
Marco Carating has joined APA as a Senior Accountant with responsibility for reconciliations, financial reporting, reviewing and improving accounting procedures, and more. His extensive background in accounting includes system implementations; most recently he was a Senior Accountant for the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America. Marco has a Bachelor of Fine Arts in Graphic Design from the University of Illinois at Chicago and a Master of Accounting and Financial Management from Keller Graduate School of Management.
Deputy Research Director
Petra Hurtado, PhD
APA’s new Deputy Research Director, Petra Hurtado, PhD, will be responsible for department administration, sponsored research projects, and support for strategic development of research programs and initiatives. Her work in multi-disciplinary environments has focused on smart cities and sustainability. She also has volunteered in APA’s Comprehensive Plan Standards for Sustaining Places and Smart Cities and Sustainability initiatives. Petra has a Master of Science degree in Urban and Regional Planning and a doctorate in Urban Planning from the Vienna University of Technology.
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