Staff Bios

John Brancaglione, Vice President
Mike Weber, Director
Andy Struckhoff, Associate Director
Andrew Murray, Senior Project Manager
Jenny Ryan, Project Manager
Mike Cunnings, GIS Manager
Dan Belcher, Landscape Architect
Adam Stroud, Project Manager

 

John Brancaglione, Vice President
John Brancaglione’s professional experience spans a 45-year career in urban planning. His work represents a wide range of planning expertise involving the creation of successful public/private partnerships, comprehensive planning, community and economic development, industrial development/ industrial parks, central business district planning, recreational planning, market analysis, environmental planning and grant application and program administration. Project types include 60 major commercial developments, industrial, and port projects; 30 comprehensive planning assignments, 7 enterprise zones, 17 major recreation and entertainment facilities, 80 major redevelopment projects, 50 zoning and development ordinance programs, nearly 100 tax increment financing and urban redevelopment plans, and numerous projects involving economic market analysis and financing programs. In addition, as a consulting planner, his work and expert testimony has established landmark case law in favor of municipalities regarding zoning, annexation, and redevelopment issues.

As Corporate Vice President within PGAV, John heads the PLANNERS division. He has also served as an Adjunct Professor at Washington University in St. Louis where he taught Urban Planning classes for sixteen years.

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Mike Weber, Director
Mike Weber is Director of PGAV PLANNERS group, headquartered in St. Louis, Missouri. He is an urban planner with over 35 years experience with urban development issues throughout the United States. Much of Mike’s work since the late 1980’s has involved redevelopment projects throughout the Midwest and particularly the State of Illinois. His expertise in tax increment financing has helped PGAVs’ municipal clients leverage hundreds of millions of dollars of new private investment in real estate redevelopment projects.

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Andy Struckhoff, Associate Director
Andy Struckhoff brings to PGAV a variety of skills in economic and community development. Andy’s professional career includes both public and private sector experience. Andy has led underwriting activities analyzing potential acquisitions, tax increment financing planning activities including composing redevelopment plans and cost/benefit analyses, business retention and recruitment projects, undertook return analysis activities and also performed a variety of demographic analyses. Andy works with communities to develop solutions regarding open space, neighborhood, downtown planning, and public financing. His breadth of experience allows him to engage in projects as varied as land use policy, fiscal impact analyses, and market analyses. He also works with communities to develop effective policies and guidelines for using public incentives to attract private development.

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Andrew Murray, Senior Project Manager
Andrew Murray brings experience to PGAV in assisting communities and projects with particularly complex and challenging issues, requiring innovative and collaborative strategies to bring redevelopment and revitalization. His projects have encompassed transit-oriented developments, brownfield issues, historic preservation, and both urban and suburban redevelopment contexts. His experience includes authoring neighborhood, regional, redevelopment, transportation, and bicycle / pedestrian plans. Andrew’s range of interdisciplinary experience has given him the opportunity to draft model policies and best practice guides for sustainable development, community engagement, and redevelopment in rural communities, small towns, and urban settings.

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Jenny Ryan, Project Manager
Jenny brings a passion for improving communities through community building and visioning. Her experience spans a range of specialities that she applies to her projects. Jenny is familiar with economic development at the most basic level, having been a successful entrepreneur herself, including establishing a farmers’ market and local grocery store. She uses her background in community engagement to assist communities to envision their future. Jenny facilitates collaborations among nonprofits, coordinated one-on-one stakeholder meetings; leads community steering committee sessions; designs open houses and public meetings; and manages development of social media content and websites. 
Her background in graphic design enables a community to see what could be, and work toward that end. Jenny’s real world business experience and grantwriting ability then equips her to assist a community in developing an implementable action plan for achieving the community’s vision.

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Michael Cunnings, GIS Manager
Michael Cunnings is responsible for GIS mapping and assists in data collection and formatting. His responsibilities include the preparation of maps, graphics, presentation boards and other materials to communicate data and planning issues and principles. Michael’s experience includes a vast array of assignments, including detailed land use and zoning mapping, the preparation of parcel base mapping and the generation of GIS mapping queries that greatly assist in decision-making. Michael is also leads our field investigation team and is responsible for mapping the data collected in the field, utilizing a mobile GIS tablet.

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Dan Belcher, Landscape Architect
Dan Belcher has many years of experience in the field of Landscape Architecture/Urban Design; including projects ranging from large scale site Master-Planning, park design to unique site detail design such as plazas and trails. He has experience in project development, from schematic design through construction; including the development of hand-drawn illustrations, computer-generated graphic design and detailed construction drawings. Dan’s background in landscape architecture and art has allowed him to develop unique skill sets in creative solutions for complex design challenges. In addition, Dan’s 18 years of experience creating projects across the country and around the world as a professional sculptor provides him with the ability to contribute to the group’s ability to develop options that are imaginative, yet viable.

 

Adam Stroud, Project Manager
Before coming to PGAV Planners, Adam spent several years working in municipal government as an economic developer.  He has hands on experience at the local government level with economic development incentives, business retention and expansion, and interaction with the public.Adam’s time in municipal economic development involved working with nonprofits, commercial retail developers, industrial developers, railroads, real estate professionals, and elected officials at various levels of government.

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