Chief Strategic Officer, Senior Planner
Ms. Kessler has over 27 years of experience in military planning operations. As an officer in the US Air Force, she led planning, programming and design organizations and has participated in more than 45 design and planning projects at military installations worldwide. She has managed or participated in master plans, form-based codes, and transportation and aviation studies on Army, Navy, Air Force, and Marine Corps installations. She was an assistant professor of architecture and planning at the Air Force Institute of Technology for more than a decade, and is now responsible for the development and instruction of the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Master Planning Applied Skills course.
Ms. Kessler has a Bachelor of Architecture degree from the University of Notre Dame. She has managed and participated in several planning projects that have received national awards from the Federal Planning Division of the APA. Ms. Kessler manages The Urban Collaborative’s Beavercreek, Ohio office.