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John Flora, AICPJohn Flora, AICP, has been named senior project manager in the Orlando, Florida, office of Dewberry, a professional service firm. Flora will be responsible for managing planning-related tasks for environmental, transportation, and land development projects throughout Florida. He has more than 30 years of engineering and planning experience and is a registered architect. Flora has worked closely with the Florida Department of Transportation and other governmental agencies.

Keith Walzak, AICPKeith P. Walzak, AICP, has joined NBBJ in Seattle as a market leader of the firm's Urban Design + Planning practice. Walzak's projects include the San Diego Unified Port District 50-Year Master Plan; the Cairo Gate Master Plan in Cairo, Egypt; and the CityNorth Master Plan in Phoenix, Arizona. He is the recipient of numerous awards, including the Colorado Governor's Downtown Excellence Award and the Aesthetics in Public Transit Award from the University of Arizona, Tucson.

Ken Sides has joined Sam Schwartz Engineering (SSE) as a project manager and senior transportation engineer in the civil design group of its Tampa, Florida, office. Sides is a recognized engineer of modern roundabouts in the U.S., and was project manager for some 25 roundabouts for the City of Clearwater, Florida.

Michael Flynn, AICP, is director of active transportation for Sam Schwartz Engineering. Flynn previously served as the Director of Capital Planning and Project Initiation at the New York City Department of Transportation. He is also a visiting professor in the City and Regional Planning Program at Pratt Institute.

Sukirti GhoshSukirti Ghosh has been promoted to associate by Rhodeside & Harwell, a planning and landscape architecture practice with headquarters in the Washington, D.C., area. Ghosh is a planner and urban designer who has experience with communities, municipalities, and real estate developers on a wide range of planning initiatives throughout the U.S.

Meredith Judy, AICPMeredith Judy, AICP, a planner with 13 years of experience, has been named an associate principal at Rhodeside & Harwell, a planning and landscape architecture practice with headquarters in the Washington, D.C., area. She is a member of the technical advisory committee for the Northern Virginia Transportation Authority.

Daniel Schack, AICP, has been promoted to director of planning in the New York City office of Sam Schwartz Engineering (SSE). As director of planning, Schack is responsible for the management of various planning projects and the development of SSE's Planning department in the New York area. He first joined SSE in October 2004 as a transportation planner and later served as a project manager in the Traffic Engineering department in New York City.

William "Bill" Fulton, AICP, has been named director of Rice University's Kinder Institute for Urban Research. Fulton previously served as planning department director in City of San Diego and as a senior fellow in the Sol Price School of Public Policy at the University of Southern California. Rice University’s Kinder Institute conducts multidisciplinary scientific research, engages in public outreach, and sponsors educational programs on urban issues and sustainable cities.

Perkins + Will employees promoted

Perkins+Will announces the promotion of five APA members:

From left: Brodie Bain in the Seattle office and Geeti Silwal, AICP, in the San Francisco office have been promoted to associate principal; Cassie Branum, AICP, and Jeff Williams in the Atlanta office have been promoted to senior associate; and Daniel Windsor, AICP, in the New York office has been named an associate.

Candace H. Stowell, AICP, has joined Wells Barnett Associates, LLC, a planning and design firm at Lake Tahoe. Stowell has more than 25 years of experience as a professional urban planner and previously served as the Planning Manager for Douglas County, Nevada, and as the Planning Bureau Director for Harrisburg, Pennsylvania. Stowell is currently a trustee on the Carson City School Board and also serves on the Boards of APA's Nevada Chapter and Western Planning Resources.

Lynn M. Ross, AICP, has been named Deputy Assistant Secretary for Policy Development in the Office of Policy Development and Research at the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development. For the past two years, Ross has been executive director of the Terwilliger Center for Housing at the Urban Land Institute. Previously, she was with the National Housing Conference and the Center for Housing Policy and the American Planning Association.