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Release: ULI Washington Congratulates Leadership Institute Class of 2017

ULI Washington is pleased to announce the graduation of its 2017 Leadership Institute class and is proud to welcome them as alumni of the program.

Consisting of 25 mid-career professionals from the public, private and nonprofit real estate and planning professions, this year’s class was selected from a competitive applicant pool of professionals from around the region.

The graduates of 2016/2017 Leadership Institute are:

  • Deborah Albert: Principal Planner, Arlington County Government
  • Allison Anolik: Environmental Planner, Louis Berger
  • Melissa Bird: Neighborhood Planning Coordinator, DC Office of Planning
  • Martha Coello: Transportation Planner, Fairfax County Department of Transportation
  • Allison Davis: Manager of Regional Planning, WMATA
  • Michael Dramby: Director of Operations, Scott Long Construction
  • Carl W “Bill” Eger III: Energy Manager, City of Alexandria
  • Sonja Ewing: Park Planner Supervisor, Prince Georges Parks & Recreation
  • Ron Dalal: Vice President Investments Group, The JBG Companies
  • Hilary Goldfarb: Vice President, Bozzuto
  • Sarah Goss O’Rielly: Policy Analyst, DC Office of the Chief Financial Officer
  • Jill Griffin: Strategic Projects Coordinator, Arlington County Government
  • Carlton Hart: Community Planner, NCPC
  • Mei Li: Director, Development, Redbrick LMD, LLC
  • Rick Liu: Economic Development Specialist, Montgomery Planning
  • Robert Mandle: Economic Development, Crystal City BID
  • Daniel Park: Senior Planner/Associate, Rodgers Consulting, Inc.
  • Walter Ploskon: Principal, Niles Bolton
  • Shannon Roberts: Urban Designer/Planner, Jacobs
  • Harry Ross:  Architect, OPX
  • Andrew Saul: Acquisitions, B.F. Saul Company
  • Anna Shapiro: Economic Development, DC DMPED
  • Joyce Tsepas: Senior Project Manager, VHB
  • Zachary Williams: Attorney, Bean, Kinney
  • Susse Yuan: Branch Chief, Office of Portfolio Management, GSA


Graduates of this sixth class of participants in the Leadership Institute program join a network of over 150 alumni.

The Regional Land Use Leadership Institute provides a powerful local resource to raise awareness and strengthen collaboration among real estate industry and business leaders from all sectors to tackle the region’s complex land use issues. The program, which is designed for professionals poised to assume leadership positions in their organization in the near future, helps build a network of leaders who share a passion for creating great places.

The program was organized around eight-full day sessions held throughout the Metropolitan Washington Region and concluded with a five mini Technical Assistance Panels (mTAP) completed by smaller teams within the class. The 2017 class’ mTAPs focusued on Lincolnia Redevelopment & Preservation Strategies in Fairfax County, the Route 1 South Corridor in Alexandria, the Veirs Mill Corridor in Montgomery County, the Quince Orchard/Firstfield Corridor in Gaithersburg, and

Making Room for Missing Middle Housing along Lee Highway Corridor in Arlington. Findings from these mTAPs will be released in the near future.

To learn more about the Regional Land Use Leadership Institute or apply for the 2017/2018 program visit: http://washington.uli.org/what-we-do/leadership-institute/.

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