Director: Staron Faucher, AICP, WSP
My name is Staron Faucher and I am currently serving as the Director. I am a Supervising Transportation Planner at WSP in Dallas, specializing in thoroughfare planning, bike and pedestrian studies, corridor redevelopment, and land use analyses. I am most passionate about advocacy planning and equity. I have also been a member of the AICP Ethics Committee since 2018.
Director Elect: Eleana Tuley, AICP, City of Waxahachie
My name is Eleana Tuley and I am currently serving as the Director Elect. I am a senior planner with City of Waxahachie. I have both private and public sector experience, having worked as a consultant and planner for several cities in the Dallas-Fort Worth Area. I have experience developing comprehensive plans, unified development codes and small area plans. My favorite part about being a planner is building relationships and fostering partnerships in the communities I serve. I enjoy helping communities define their priorities and helping guide the growth and development of the City per their core values. My vision for the section is to provide a forum for our members to exchange ideas and experiences to learn from one another and together create communities of lasting value.
Past Director: Kendall Howard, AICP, Halff Associates
My name is Kendall Howard and I am currently serving as the Past Director. I work as a Senior Planner with Halff Associates. I like reading and hiking.
Treasurer: Donna Falletta, City of Plano
My name is Donna Falletta and I am currently serving as the Treasurer. I graduated from Texas A&M with a degree in Urban and Regional Planning. I currently work for the City of Plano as a Senior Planner with a focus on development review.
Secretary: Madhuri Mohan, AICP, City of Celina
My name is Madhuri Mohan and I am currently serving as the Secretary. I am currently the Director of Planning at City of Celina. I graduated with a Master’s in Regional and Community Planning from Kansas State University in 2012, and am currently pursuing a Master’s in Public Administration. Along the way, I obtained my AICP and I am also a LEED Green Associate. I have been a practicing Planner for about 10 years, working for the Cities of Midland, Allen, and now Celina. I am looking forward to being more involved with my APA section, networking, and taking the goals of the chapter forward in any capacity I can. My “hobbies” include being a mom to my 3-year old toddler, and watching him learn and grow every day.
Communications Coordinator: Bobie Guo, Othon Engineering
My name is Bobie Guo and I am currently serving as the Communications Coordinator. I am currently a Graduate Engineer/Travel Demand Modeler with the traffic group at Othon Engineering. Most recently, I was an Assistant Transportation Researcher at the Texas A&M Transportation Institute (TTI). Since joining TTI in 2014, I have been active on multiple projects involving transportation performance measurements, urban mobility statistics, freight mobility analysis, transportation data integration, and sketch-planning tool development. I like traveling, outdoor activities, photography, and spending time with my dog and family.
Professional Development Officer: Kim Dresdner, AICP, Gensler
My Name is Kim Dresdner and I am currently serving as the Professional Development Officer. I am an Urban Planner with Gensler where I focus on designing mixed-use communities, campus master plans, and design guidelines. I received my Master of Urban Design and Master of Urban Planning from the University of Michigan. Outside of work, I chase around my 3 year old and 1 year old and constantly pick up the tornado of toys they scatter throughout the house.
Focus North Texas Chair: Chelsey Smith, AICP, Burns & McDonnell
My name is Chelsey Smith and I am currently serving as the Focus North Texas Chair. I manage Burns and McDonnell’s Transportation Planning and Policy Department in Texas. Leveraging over 20 years of experience, I lead planning and policy, strategic communications, and stakeholder engagement efforts in support of infrastructure projects nationwide. I have been integral to the successful development of numerous long-range transportation planning efforts, feasibility and schematic/environmental studies, and strategic communications initiatives for clients in the transportation, rail and aviation industries.
Emerging Planning Leaders Representative: Mike Grace, AICP, City of Ferris
My name is Mike Grace and I am currently serving as the Emerging Planning Leaders Representative. I am the Assistant City Manager & Chief Economic Development Officer with City of Ferris where I manage Economic Development, Engineering, and Planning & Community Development operations as well as Capital Improvement Planning. I have over 20 years experience in intergovernmental relations, urban planning and public policy.
Networking Coordinator: Michelle Queen, AICP, Texas Masonry Council
Student Representative: Open Position/Opportunity