David Waligora (BS 2009)
Dave Schneider (BS 1983, MS 1985), ExteNet Systems Jonathan Ringel (MS 2007), Main Street Program in Iron Mountain, MI Keith Edwards (MS 1998), working in Tampa Scott Swearengen (BS 1995), working in Tampa Jennifer Eschelbach (BS), Energy Consultant Sherrie Pryor Brindley (BS 1999) and the City of Wayne Lauren (Horton) Carlson (BS) at MAP Andre Stone (BS 2005) in Baltimore Kristen (Monroe) Claus (MS 2009) at the Sault
Dave Schneider (BS 1983, MS 1985), ExteNet Systems
Jonathan Ringel (MS 2007), Main Street Program in Iron Mountain, MI
Keith Edwards (MS 1998), working in Tampa
Scott Swearengen (BS 1995), working in Tampa
Jennifer Eschelbach (BS), Energy Consultant
Sherrie Pryor Brindley (BS 1999) and the City of Wayne
Lauren (Horton) Carlson (BS) at MAP
Andre Stone (BS 2005) in Baltimore
Kristen (Monroe) Claus (MS 2009) at the Sault
Members of the Planning Program's Professionals Advisory Board serve as advisors to program faculty on how to make the program, its curriculum and its activities, more relevant to the profession of planning. The meetings of the Board are always lively, and serve as an important link between the academic and professional communities.
First Name, Last Name
South Lyon Township
South Lyon, MI
Andrea Brown, AICP
Michigan Association of Planning
Ann Arbor, MI
Kevin Christiansen, AICP
Leslie Kettren, AICP
Phil McKenna, AICP
McKenna Associates, Planners
Ann Arbor, MI
James Schafer, AICP
Commun. Devel. Dir.
City of Madison Heights
Madison Hgts., MI
Robert (Rocky) Ward
Alumni of NoteWe are proud of all of our alumni. Some have received special note for their accomplishments.
Leslie Kettren AICP (BS 1991) was formerly a member of the national Board of Directors of the American Planning Association and served as President of the Michigan Association of Planning. She is writing a book on "Walkable Cities."
Andrea Brown AICP (BS 1985, MS 1993) is now serving as Executive Director of the Michigan Association of Planning, the largest statewide planning organization in the country.
Phil McKenna AICP, PCP is owner and president of McKenna Associates, Inc., the Great Lakes region's largest planning consulting firm.
While an undergrad student, Michelle Aniol (BS 2000) was awarded the distinction of Student of the Year by the American Planning Association's national student organization. Kevin Christianson (BS 1984, MS 1986) served as president of the Michigan Association of Planning for 2003-2004.
Tom Covert AICP (BS 1996) served as an intern with Atwell-Hicks in Ann Arbor and was hired upon graduation, where he is now Project Director with one of the country's largest engineering/planning corporations.
Andrew Armbruster (BS 2004 Honors) spent one semester studying planning in France and is now studying planning at the University of Shanghai and working on new town planning in China.
David Schleg is Chief Planner for the City of Dallas, Texas. He worked on the first City Council-supported "forwardDallas!" Comprehensive Plan.
Tracee Davie Patterson (BS 1997) is a community planner and Special Initiatives Manager for the City of Detroit. She speaks Japanese and traveled to Japan with Detroit's Sister City Program, which brings an exchange of students annually.
Steve Magee (MS 1982) obtained a law degree from Southern Methodist University with honors. He moved into land development, and currently is Senior Vice President of Land Management with iStar Financial in New York City, where he manages a $5 billion portfolio for a Real Estate Investment Trust.