As a Planning and Research Analyst, Steven provides a variety of research and analysis support for multiple projects and services offered by APD-U. His responsibilities include leading a conditions survey of existing neighborhood conditions, participating in stakeholder focus groups, providing comprehensive housing and commercial market analysis, constructing applicable financial models, and recommending implementable policies and programs. The culmination of his work is based on local realities. Additionally, he ensures all policies and recommendations are data driven, allowing public sector clients to make the best decisions for their residents, stakeholders, and communities.
Steven’s previous careers in research and data analysis have provided him the opportunity to experience planning and economic development from both the public and private perspectives. Some of his work includes legislative bill summaries and research, prepare labor and market comparison reports for metro Atlanta, compile needed economic and labor data for RFIs, and research and build company profiles to identify a company’s need for transportation demand management.
Steven has a Bachelor of Science in Public Policy and a minor in Economics from Georgia State University where he concentrated on demographics, housing, and economic development. Steven is in the process to become a Certified Economic Developer (CEcD) through the International Economic Development Council.