New Employees

Every new year brings with it many changes and in this last year we have had a few employees who have moved on to bigger and better things and though they are missed we have also added a few new faces. In an effort to get to know our newest planners and other staff members we had them fill out some information, so without further ado here are our newest members of staff:

Planning Services Department

chrisChris Bailey  |  Planner 1

Start Date: July 6, 2015

Education: Master of Public Administration; M.S., Environmental Studies (College of Charleston)

Where did you work before? I was a planning intern at the COG and a graduate assistant at the Honors College at the College of Charleston

How long have you been working with the BCDCOG? Over a year and a half including time spent as an intern

What are your responsibilities within the department? Planning Services Department. My primary responsibilities are comprehensive plans and other technical assistance to our jurisdictions; I also assist with mapping and information requests, as needed, and on other special projects

What are current projects you are working on? Comprehensive Plans for Ridgeville and Moncks Corner

Now for some fun:

What is your favorite dessert? Sorbet

What is your favorite season? In Charleston, every season other than summer

Know any good jokes? Can’t think of any right now

Madelyne Adams  |  GIS Planner

Start Date: Intern June 2015, Full time September 2015

Education: B.A. Communications (2009), B.A. Geology (2011), MS Environmental Studies (exp. 2016)

Where did you work before? College of Charleston as a GIS Data Manager

What are your responsibilities within the department? I do most of the department’s mapping as well as all of the data management of GIS data.

What are current projects you are working on? Just completed the construction maps which show where building permits have been issued for new construction over the last three years.

Now for some fun:

What is your favorite dessert? Anything chocolate.

What is your favorite season? Summer

Know any good jokes? Not for publication

Shivaprasad Shivananjappa (Shiv)  |  Principal Planner – Traffic Modeling & GIS

Start Date: July 20, 2015

Education: B. E. (Civil-Transportation Engineering), M. S. (Civil Engineering)

Where did you work before? Freelance Transportation Planner, Bangalore, INDIA (Also as Senior Transportation Planner, Parsons Brinckerhoff, Bangalore and Los Angeles Area, CA, and Transportation Engineer, The Louis Berger Group, Boston Area, MA)

What are your responsibilities within the department? Performing various professional planning activities and services related to transportation planning and development through application of regional transportation model and long-range planning policies under the direct supervision of the department director

What are current projects you are working on (if any)? Development of commuting patterns and commuting costs in the BCD Region; and update, maintain, and apply regional travel demand model (on a continual basis)

Now for some fun:

What is your favorite dessert? Haagen-Dazs Pineapple Coconut Ice cream!

What is your favorite season? Fall

Ryan McClure  |  Planner IIIMG_7700 final edit

Start Date: October 19th, 2015

Education: Ph. D Candidate – Public Administration

Where did you work before? City of Omaha Planning Department

What are your responsibilities within the department? Long Range, Transit, and Transportation Planning

Now for some fun:

What is your favorite TV Show? The Leftovers (right now); Six Feet Under is my favorite show of all time.

Family: I have a beautiful wife, Theresa and two children – Addyson and Wyatt.

Hobbies: Vinyl, Chess, Reading, Soccer, & Cycling

 

Administrative Services Department

Kim Coleman  |  Executive Administrative Assistance

Start Date: May 26, 2015

Where did you work before? First Federal Bank (now South State Bank) for 29 Years

What are your responsibilities within the department? Assistant to Executive Director Ron Mitchum

Now for some fun:

What is your favorite dessert? Key Lime Pie

What is your favorite season? Summer

Know any good jokes? I love jokes but can never remember any!

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