Senior executive with extensive experience in land development, economic development, master planning, and real estate investment strategy. Assist clients with land use, land development, and local government entitlement assistance throughout Florida. Special emphasis on creating unique public-private partnerships to solve critical problems and achieve common goals. Strong network of local government relationships and contacts from over 30 years of experience in local government leadership, growth management, and development approvals.
Peter Sechler, PLA, AICP
Specializes in urban design, campus planning, and landscape design projects in the Eastern United States for public, private, and institutional clients. His focus has been to work inclusively—identifying the community context and mission and understanding economic potential—and thereby position specific initiatives to support broader goals, enhanced livability, and sustainable success. Pete has been involved in the following types of projects: citywide regional visioning; community redevelopment; transit-oriented urban development; main street and urban walkability projects; medical, educational, and office park campuses; urban public parks and trails; and neighborhood planning and enhancements.
Guest Speaker: Brad Blais, PE
Based out of Port Orange, FL, Brad Blais currently serves as a vice president for Mead & Hunt. In addition to his management, client service and business development responsibilities. Brad serves as the project manager for many of the firm's on-going projects. Recent projects include water and wastewater treatment facilities, sewage collection systems, water and reclaimed water distribution systems, and municipal building projects.
Brad specializes in water treatment, advanced wastewater treatment process design, and reclaimed water system planning and implementation. He is responsible for utility master planning and regional water supply planning. In addition to serving as the Engineer-of-Record (EOR) for various water and utility related projects, he also manages construction and provides contract administration services. Specializing in grant and loan acquisition, Brad has helped clients since 2008. He has designed and supervised construction on a variety of wastewater collection, transmission, advanced wastewater treatment and an array of effluent disposal projects.