Professional Development

Professional Development Officers (PDOs) are established in each chapter of the American Planning Association to facilitate the exam certification process and continuing education efforts. Your PDO is a critical information source, whether you're looking for information on upcoming training opportunities in your area or seeking additional help as you prepare for the AICP exam.

Looking for your Professional Development Officer?

Many chapters offer examination counseling (groups, one-to-one) to those preparing to take the AICP written examination. If you'd like help in preparing for the exam, please contact the PDO in your chapter area listed below.

Alabama Chapter

Benjamin T. Wieseman, AICP
Kps Group
2101 1st Ave N
Birmingham, AL 35203-4201

Arizona Chapter

Sandra K. Hoffman, AICP
City of Phoenix
200 W Washington St Fl 2
Current Planning Division
Phoenix, AZ 85003-1611
(P)(602) 495-0265
(F)(602) 534-4563

California Chapter

Terry M. Blount, AICP
City of Mountain View
500 Castro St
Mountain View, CA 94039

Colorado Chapter

Tareq S. Wafaie, AICP
Clarion Associates
621 17th Street, Suite 2250
Denver, CO 80293
(P)(303) 830-2890 ex. 32
(F)(303) 860-1809

Connecticut Chapter

Susan P. Westa, AICP
Connecticut Main Street Ctr.
c/o Eversource
P.O. Box 270
Hartford, CT 06141
(P)(860) 280-2032

Florida Chapter

Henry F. Bittaker, AICP

(P)(561) 523-0678

Georgia Chapter

Gary A. Cornell, FAICP

(P)(404) 431-9876

Idaho Chapter

Diane T. Kushlan, AICP
Kushlan Associates
PO Box 8463
Boise, ID 83707-2463
(P)(208) 433-9352
(F)(208) 343-4831

Indiana Chapter

Frank L. Nierzwicki Jr., AICP
Indiana University
1315 W. Tenth Street
Bloomington, IN 47405
(P)(812) 855-7980

Kansas Chapter

Bonnie J. Johnson, AICP
University of Kansas
1465 Jayhawk Blvd., Room 317
Marvin Hall
Lawrence, KS 66045-7614
(P)(785) 864-7147
(F)(785) 864-5301

Louisiana Chapter

Sean T. Daly, AICP
Iteris, Inc
104 Hideaway Cove
Lafayette, LA 70508
(P)(337) 534-5031

Massachusetts Chapter

Kristin E. Kassner, AICP
Town of Burlington
25 Center Street
Burlington, MA 01803
(P)(781) 270-1645

Michigan Chapter

Amy Miller Jordan
Michigan Chapter of Apa
1919 W. Stadium Blvd, Suite 4
Ann Arbor, MI 48103
(P)(734) 913-2000
(F)(734) 913-2061

Minnesota Chapter

Rita Trapp, AICP
Hoisington Koegler Group, Inc.
123 N 3rd St Ste 100
Minneapolis, MN 55401-1659
(P)(612) 252-7135
(F)(612) 338-6838

Missouri Chapter

Michael L. Zeek, AICP
City of Maryland Heights
11911 Dorsett Road
Maryland Heights, MO 63043
(P)(314) 738-2232
(F)(314) 291-7457

National Capital Area Chapter

Andrea Lytle Peet, AICP

Nevada Chapter

Marco Velotta, AICP
City of Las Vegas
495 S Main St
Las Vegas, NV 89101

New Mexico Chapter

Mary L. Holton, AICP
City of Farmington
800 Municipal Drive
Farmington, NM 87401-2663
(P)(505) 599-1285
(F)(505) 599-1299

New York Upstate Chapter

Arthur J. Buckley, AICP
Wyoming County Plngn & Dev
6470 Route 20A Ste #4
Perry, NY 14530
(P)(585) 237-4110
(F)(585) 237-4113

Northern New England Chapter

Benjamin D. Frost, AICP
New Hampshire Housing Finance Authority
32 Constitution Drive
Bedford, NH 03110
(P)(603) 310-9361
(F)(603) 488-0893

Ohio Chapter

Jordan S. Yin, AICP
Cleveland State University
2121 Euclid Ave., UR 216
Cleveland, OH 44115-2214
(P)(216) 687-2106

Oregon Chapter

Jonathan T. Makler, AICP
Oregon Department of Transport
123 NW Flanders
Portland, OR 97209

Rhode Island Chapter

Albert V. Ranaldi Jr., AICP
Town of Lincoln
100 Old River Rd
Lincoln, RI 02865-1332
(P)(401) 333-8433
(F)(401) 333-3648

Tennessee Chapter

Brett Roler, AICP
Downtown Memphis Comm.
114 N. Main Street
Memphis, TN 38103
(P)(901) 575-0574
(F)(901) 575-0541

Utah Chapter

Max R. Johnson, AICP
Salt Lake County
2001 S State St # N3600
Salt Lake City, UT 84190-0001
(P)(385) 468-6699
(F)(801) 468-6674

Washington Chapter

Nancy E. Eklund, AICP
The Boeing Company
PO Box 3707
MC 67-12
Seattle, WA 98124-2207
(P)(206) 495-1443

Wisconsin Chapter

Nancy Frank, AICP
University of Wisconsin - Milwaukee
SARUP - Department of Urban Planning
PO Box 413
Milwaukee, WI 53201-0413
(P)(414) 229-5563

Alaska Chapter

Laurie Cummings
HDR Alaska
2525 C St
Ste 305
Anchorage, AK 99503-2632
(P)(907) 644-2065
(F)(907) 644-2022

Arkansas Chapter

James P. Walden, AICP
4701 Northshore Dr.
North Little Rock, AR 72118
(P)(501) 372-3232

California Chapter

Laura Murphy
Stefan/George Associates
1333 36th Street
Sacramento, CA 95816
(P)(916) 863-1362

Colorado Chapter

Shelia C. Booth, AICP
APA Colorado Chapter
PO Box 49573
Colorado Springs, CO 80949

Delaware Chapter

James J. Galvin Jr., AICP
Dover/kent County Metropolitan Planning Organization
Po Box 383
Dover, DE 19903
(P)(302) 387-6028

Florida Chapter

Richard L. Perez, AICP
City of Lakeland
228 S Massachusetts Ave
Lakeland, FL 33801-5012
(P)(863) 834-6011

Hawaii Chapter

Peter G. Flachsbart, AICP
University of Hawaii - Manoa
2424 Maile Way
Saunders 107
Honolulu, HI 96822
(P)(808) 956-8684

Illinois Chapter

Jamie Simone, AICP
The Trust for Public Land
120 S. LaSalle
Suite 2000
Chicago, IL 60603
(P)(312) 750-9820
(F)(773) 384-7525

Iowa Chapter

Gary D. Taylor, AICP
Iowa State University
286 College Of Design
Dept. Community & Regional Planning
Ames, IA 50011
(P)(515) 290-0214
(F)(515) 294-5156

Kentucky Chapter

Joshua T. Karrick, AICP
Bell Engineering
2480 Fortune Drive
Suite 350
Lexington, KY 40509
(P)(859) 278-5412

Maryland Chapter

Jacquelyn Rouse, AICP
Annapolis City Plng & Zoning
145 Gorman Street
Annapolis, MD 21401-2517
(P)(410) 263-7961
(F)(410) 263-1129

Michigan Chapter

Lynee L. Wells, AICP
Williams & Works
549 Ottawa Ave Nw
Grand Rapids, MI 49503
(P)(616) 224-1500
(F)(616) 224-1501

Minnesota Chapter

Elise Durbin, AICP
City of Minnetonka
14600 Minnetonka Blvd
Minnetonka, MN 55345-1502
(P)(952) 939-8200

Mississippi Chapter

Mohammad N. Chowdhury, AICP
Jackson State University URP
3825 Ridgewood Rd
Box 23
Jackson, MS 39211-6497

National Capital Area Chapter

Matthew Ladd, AICP
Arlington County
2100 Clarendon Blvd.
Suite 700
Arlington, VA 22201
(P)(703) 228-3521

Nebraska Chapter

Christy Eichorn, AICP
Lincoln Lancaster County Plng
555 S 10th St Ste 213
Lincoln, NE 68508-2834
(P)(402) 441-7491
(F)(402) 441-6377

New Jersey Chapter

Christopher A. Brown, AICP
City of Hoboken
94 Washington Street
Hoboken, NJ 07030
(P)(201) 239-6642

New York Metro Chapter

Fiona M. Akins, AICP

North Carolina Chapter

Lauren A. Blackburn, AICP
North Carolina DOT
1552 Mail Service Center
1 S. Wilmington Street
Raleigh, NC 27699-1552
(P)(919) 707-2601

Ohio Chapter

Kristin M. Hopkins, AICP
CT Consultants, Inc.
8150 Sterling Court
Mentor, OH 44060

Oklahoma Chapter

James Wagner, AICP
Two West Second Street
Suite 800
Tulsa, OK 74103
(P)(918) 579-9447
(F)(918) 579-9547

Pennsylvania Chapter

Susan S. Elks, AICP
Chester County PC
601 Westtown Road, Suite 270
Po Box 2747
West Chester, PA 19380
(P)(610) 344-6285

South Carolina Chapter

Kendra Cobbs, AICP
City of Florence
324 W. Evans Street
Urban Planning & Devel
Florence, SC 29501
(P)(843) 665-2047 x1101

Texas Chapter

Richard E. Luedke, AICP
Town of Argyle
PO Box 609
Argyle, TX 76226

Virginia Chapter

Earl W. Anderson, AICP
York County Planning Division
PO Box 532
224 Ballard Street
Yorktown, VA 23690-0532
(P)(757) 890-3497
(F)(757) 890-4077

Western Central Chapter

W. Randall Johnson, AICP
Gallatin County Plng Dept.
311 W Main St Rm 108
Bozeman, MT 59715-4574
(P)(406) 582-3130
(F)(406) 582-3135