MPL Advisory Board
The USC Master of Planning program is governed by a prestigious advisory board. These individuals provide direction to the program, establish residency training, serve as guest speakers in classes and seminars, contribute financial support and assist in student placement.
Principal/Vice President; Director of Economics & Planning, AECOM
California Energy Commission
CEO, European Motors, Ltd.
Marva Smith Battle-Bey
Executive Director, Vermont Slauson Economic Development Corporation
Vice President, HNTB Corporation
Principal, Urban Planner, The LCW Group, Inc.
Sr. Principal, AECOM
Senior Associate, Arellano Associates
Gregory C. Devereaux
CEO, County Administrative Office-County of San Bernardino
Planning Director, City of San Diego
Naima Greffon Ganaba
General Manager, Greater Watts Development Corporation
S. Gail Goldberg
Executive Director, Urban Land Institute, Los Angeles
President, Public Private Ventures, Inc.
Former Community Development Department Director, City of Carson
President & CEO, Five Point Communities
Managing Director, CityView Los Angeles Fund
Senior Vice President, Development and Forward Planning, Related California
Executive Director, Southern California Association of Goverments (SCAG)
President, The Planning Center, Inc.
Executive Director/President, Community Resource Talent Development
Sr. Vice President Community Planning, Urban Planning and Design, Irvine Company
Director of Planning, Principal, WHA Inc.
Arthur T. Leahy
CEO, Los Angeles Metropolitan Authority Transportation (MTA)
Of Counsel, Buchalter Nemer
Executive Director abd COO, Path Ventures
President, Pareto Planning and Environmental Services
Senior Fellow, USC Sol Price School of Public Policy
Marsha V. Rood
Principal, Urban Reinventions
Jonathan F. Shepherd
Planning Division Manager, Community Development Department, City of Thousand Oaks
President, Urban Insight
President, Barrio Planners
Chief Technical Officer, Fehr and Peers
Eddie S. Wang
President, TDC China, a member company of F&T Group
Director of Community Development, City of Mission Viejo
Community Development Director, City of Riverside
Jack H. Knott
C. Irwin and Ione L. Piper Dean, USC Sol Price School of Public Policy
Associate Dean for Development and External Relations, USC Sol Price School of Public Policy
Professor and Director, Graduate Programs in Urban Planning, USC Sol Price School of Public Policy