Person The Brookings Institution

Amy Liu 

Amy Liu is vice president and director of the Metropolitan Policy Program at Brookings and the Adeline M. and Alfred I. Johnson Chair in Urban and Metropolitan Policy. She is a national expert on cities and metropolitan areas adept at translating re…

Person Estolano LeSar Perez Advisors LLC

Alexandra Paxton 

Alexandra Paxton is a Principal with Estolano LeSar Perez Advisors LLC.

Person Urban Institute

Margery Turner 

argery Austin Turner is is Senior Vice President for Program Planning and Management at the Urban Institute, where she leads efforts to frame and conduct a forward-looking agenda of policy research.

Person Living Cities

Lethy Liriano 

In her role as Organizational Development Coordinator, Lethy employs her passion and experience to provide support to multiple teams at Living Cities.

Person Bank of America

Andrew Plepler 

Prior to joining Bank of America, Mr. Plepler served as senior vice president of Housing and Community Initiatives at the Fannie Mae Foundation, in addition to supervising that foundation’s Outreach and Education department.

Person Ash Center at Harvard Kennedy School

Charles Chieppo 

Charles Chieppo is a research fellow at the Ash Center at Harvard Kennedy School and the principal of Chieppo Strategies, a public policy writing and advocacy firm.

Person The Kresge Foundation

Rip Rapson 

Rip Rapson is president and CEO of The Kresge Foundation, which contributed $100 million to Detroit’s “Grand Bargain.” He is also Chairman of the Living Cities board.

Person Congressional Research Service

Arthur Burris 

Arthur formerly led the Public Sector Innovation work at Living Cities, which includes the City Accelerator and the Project on Municipal Innovation. He is a frequent public speaker on budget and policy topics. He is now leads a team of researchers a…

Person Center for Urban Poverty and Community Development, Case Western Reserve University

April Urban 

April is a research associate specializing in property research and consultation.

Person Low Income Investment Fund

Erin Austin 

Erin Austin is the TOD New Sector AmeriCorps Residency in Social Enterprise Fellow at the Low Income Investment Fund, where she has contributed to establishing and implementing equitable TOD throughout the country.

Person Enterprise Community Partners

Melinda Pollack 

Melinda Pollack, Vice President, Enterprise Community Partners, leads Enterprise’s Transit-Oriented Development Initiative at the national scale as well as Enterprise’s program and policy agendas across the Denver region.

Person MenEngage

Marc Peters 

Person Project Equity

Alison Lingane 

Alison Lingane is co-founder of Project Equity, which builds economic resiliency in low-income communities by increasing worker ownership.

Person Living Cities

Brent Howell 

As a 2017 summer intern, Brent supported Living Cities’ Capital team, focusing on Living Cities’ impact investing and Pay for Success work through the Catalyst Fund and Blended Catalyst Fund.

Person Regional Growth Strategies

Pete Carlson 

Pete Carlson, is President, Regional Growth Strategies. Pete Carlson has thirty years of experience in consulting, research, and policy analysis. For the past eight years, his work has focused on helping regional leaders develop strategies and build…

Person The Skilman Foundation

Tonya Allen 

Mrs. Tonya Allen is President and CEO of the Skillman Foundation, a private, independent foundation whose mission is to improve lives of children in Southeast Michigan. Mrs. Allen’s work consists of managing and aligning the complexities of educatio…

Person First 5 LA

Daniela Pineda  

Daniela believes that organizational learning is critical to organizational effectiveness and impact. She works with the First 5 LA team to shape and advance an organization-wide approach to monitoring, evaluation and learning to help improve the qu…

Person Low-Income Investment Fund

Craig Adelman 

Craig Adelman began his career in real estate and community development in 1993 on the building and design end of the industry. With more than 20 years of development, lending and public sector experience, Craig now serves as LIIF’s Director of Tran…

Person San Francisco State University

Laurie Jones Neighbors 

Neighbors is an educator and independent consultant who specializes in increasing local, regional and national decision-making by low-income communities and communities of color.

Person Audible

Don Katz 

Don Katz is founder and CEO of Audible, Inc., which offers downloadable audiobooks and other programs to millions of listeners.