Management Committee

The Management Committee serves as the local leadership for the Urban Land Institute and is composed of leading real estate and land use professionals who volunteer their time to build a strong ULI presence in the San Diego region.

Management Committee


Greg Shannon

Sedona Pacific CorporationChairmanEmail Me(858) 414-6777

Chair of Mission Advancement (CMA)

Tim Sullivan

Meyers Research LLCChair of Mission Advancement (CMA)Email Me(858) 381-4381


The ULI San Diego – Tijuana District Council has been binational since its conception in 1990. Local ULI leadership formed the Binational Initiative in recognition of the unique cross-border opportunities that exist in our region.

Gabriel Garzo

Grupo LopontiBinational Co-ChairEmail Me(619) 757-0587

Daniel Reeves

Downtown San Diego PartnershipBinational Co-ChairEmail Me(619) 234-0201

Healthy Places

The ULI Building Healthy Places Initiative is building on that work with a multifaceted program—including research and publications, convenings, and advisory activities—to leverage the power of the Institute’s global networks to shape projects and places in ways that improve the health of people and communities.

Through the Building Healthy Places Initiative, which launched in July 2013, ULI is working to promote health across the globe. Locally, ULI San Diego-Tijuana has spearheaded the Healthy Places Awards in May 2016.

Gregor Connors

GDC Communities/GenstarHealthy Places ChairEmail Me(858) 416-1992

Local Product Councils

Product Councils provide opportunities for leadership and volunteer involvement in the ULI at the local level, by promoting excellence in programming and fostering a culture of openness and sharing of issues critical to the land use planning and real estate development industries.

CJ Ametrano

Toll Brothers, Inc. Residential Council Co-ChairEmail Me(858) 442-9981

Danny Fitzgerald

REAL Development, LLCResidential Council Co-ChairEmail Me(858) 663-4576

Eric Crockett

City of Chula VistaRevitalization & Reuse Co-ChairEmail Me(619) 476-5341

Dan Johnson

SCS EngineersRevitalization & Reuse Co-ChairEmail Me(858) 571-5500

Lev Gershman

Tideline PartnersSSID Co-ChairEmail Me(619) 861-4504

Andrew Malick

Malick Infill DevelopmentSSID Co-ChairEmail Me(619) 252-8465


The Membership committee strives to improve the quality of the ULI membership experience, improve retention, expand membership, increase membership diversity and understand the needs and wants of members.

Ryan Birdseye

Birdseye Planning GroupMembership Co-ChairEmail Me(760) 712-2199

Ben Price

Regents BankMembership Co-ChairEmail Me(619) 446-5595


The NEXT Initiative Council (NEXT) will serve to engage members of the ULI San Diego-Tijuana District Council that fall into the age range between a Young Leader and an Executive (i.e., age 35-45). Guided by the Co-Chairs, the NEXT will host meetings on a bi-monthly basis on the first Wednesday of that month, incorporating presentations, project tours, etc. of topical interest to its members for the purpose of promoting candid discussion from a diversity of perspectives.

Aruna Doddapaneni

BRIDGE Housing CorporationNEXT Co-ChairEmail Me(619) 814-1285

Amber Mauer

The Miller Hull Partnership, LLPNEXT Co-ChairEmail Me(619) 220-0984


The Programs committee facilitates relationship building and career advancement among ULI’s San Diego and Tijuana members through high-quality educational programs.

Peter Dennehy

Meyers Research LLCPrograms Co-ChairEmail Me(858) 381-4380

Giovanni Posillico

Latitude 33 Planning & EngineeringPrograms Co-ChairEmail Me(619) 818-0916


The Sponsorship committee raises sufficient sponsorship revenue to support District Council activities with minimal time and effort on the part of volunteers and staff.

Brian Fish

Dentons USSponsorship Co-ChairEmail Me(619) 699-2424

Cecilia Kucharski

Balfour Beatty ConstructionSponsorship Co-ChairEmail Me(858) 635-7469

Technical Assistance Panels

The Technical Assistance Panels (TAPs) committee draws from ULI San Diego and Tijuana’s seasoned professional membership base to provide expert, multidisciplinary advice to public agencies, nonprofit organizations, and universities facing complex land use and real estate issues in the binational area.

Justine Nielsen

ProcopioTAP Co-ChairEmail Me(619) 906-5787

Women’s Leadership Initiative

The Women’s Leadership Initiative (WLI) was launched by ULI, nationally, in early 2012, with the mission of raising the visibility and number of women leaders in ULI and the real estate industry.  The WLI Programs committee for the San Diego-Tijuan District Council delivers programs to help achieve that goal: programs that focus on leadership, that advance WLI’s ambitious objectives, and that ultimately achieve positive change in the industry. The WLI Programs Committee works with other committees within the District Council to ensure that the voices, experiences, and perspectives of women leaders are a regular part of the rich content of the programs that ULI delivers to its diverse membership.

Regina VanderWerff

HEDWLI Co-ChairEmail Me619.398.3817

Ashley Gosal

Bosa DevelopmentWLI Co-ChairEmail Me(619)643-9375

Young Leaders Group

The Young Leaders Group creates opportunities for young professionals under the age of 35 to develop skills and build relationships that will help advance their careers and foster an understanding of thoughtful development practices. Our seasoned members support and encourage the next generation of land use leaders by providing mentorship and insight into their career trajectory.

Nicholas Wilson

Douglas Wilson CompaniesYL ChairEmail Me(619) 906-4384


ULI Staff

Fiona Lyons

ULI San Diego-TijuanaSenior Associate Email Me(727) 688-0017

Heather Foley

ULI San Diego-TijuanaExecutive DirectorEmail Me(843) 513-9331