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Ely Speakers Bureau

Welcome to the Lambda Alpha International Ely-Chicago Chapter Speakers Bureau. Our chapter members offer themselves as a resource for you across a wide variety of land economics industries. Members of LAI Ely-Chicago have a minimum of 10 years of professional experience in their land economics field. They have been selected by their peers as worthy of recognition for their commitment to excellence. Click on a category below to find your next speaker, panelist or moderator from our membership.

If you are an LAI Ely-Chicago Chapter Member, click here to apply for the Speakers Bureau.

Photo of Diane Gormely-Barnes Diane Gormely-Barnes Principal Planner

Currently a Principal Planner in HNTB’s Chicago office, Diane has professional experience in urban planning, urban design, and architecture, including consulting for municipal and public agency clients, non-profit real estate development, and architectural design focused on transit and public facilities. Diane’s experience covers the spectrum from strategic and policy planning to detailed design solutions with an emphasis on consensus-based and contextually sensitive infrastructure and land use planning for developed areas. Her work with various constituencies and communities has fostered an ability to view planning issues from multiple perspectives, work across disciplines to increase common understanding, and develop visionary yet implementable planning solutions.

Photo of Stacey E Meekins Stacey E Meekins Principal + Director of Transportation Planning

Stacey Meekins is a Principal with Sam Schwartz and the Director of Transportation Planning. She has over 16 years of experience in transportation analysis, planning, and design. Throughout her career, she has focused on helping communities to implement solutions that make their transportation systems more inclusive; establishing safer, more inviting environments that promote livability, sustainability, and access for all. Her work ranges in scale and breadth from corridor studies and downtown master plans to citywide action plans and long-range policy documents, with a strong focus on safety and creating physical spaces that are safe, comfortable, and welcoming.