Dr. Margaret Wilder
Executive Director
Ph.D. in Urban Geography and Urban Planning (University of Michigan, 1983); M.A. and B.A. degrees from University of Texas-Arlington. Began faculty career at Indiana University, and served as tenured faculty member at Cornell, SUNY-Albany and University of Delaware. Recipient of Best Paper awards from UAA and American Planning Association. Member of UAA Governing Board, 1990-1996, 2003-2004. Chair of UAA Governing Board, 1994-1996.


Dr. Deidre Beadle
Administrative Manager
Ph.D. in Urban Affairs and Public Policy, University of Delaware. Masters in Urban Affairs and Public Policy (University of Delaware). B.A.in Sociology/Criminal Justice, Cabrini College. UAA Special Projects Assistant (2010-2013). Research assistant with the Center for Community Research and Service, University of Delaware (2006-2011). Recipient of the Pauline E. Loessner Memorial Award (2011) and the Milton and Mary Edelstein Scholarship for Public and Community Service (2007).


Shelvia (Shelly) Tillinghast
Conference Meals and Special Events Manager
Professional event planner/nonprofit organization specialist. Administrative Assistant, Wilmington Economic Development Corporation (1999-2007). Manager of Teller Operations, First Union Bank (1995-1998), PNC Bank (1986-1995). Associate Arts Degree, Science and Business, Wesley College. American Institute of Banking Certificate in Accounting, Customer Service and Economics for Banking.


Caroline RobertsCaroline Roberts
Event Manager
Event planning and trade show professional. Project Manager of Events, Association of Equipment Manufacturers (AEM) (2011-2016). Facilities Coordinator, Kohl’s Corporate (2008-2010), Operations Manager for leading construction exhibitions, AEM (2002-2008), Catering Manager at Best Western Midway (2000-2002). B. A. in Organizational Communication (University of Wisconsin-Stevens Point, 1999).


Ariana HuggettAriana Huggett
Web and Communications Manager
MFA in Painting and Drawing from the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee; BFA from the School of the Art Institute of Chicago. Practicing Visual Artist. Online Content Developer, Froedtert Health (2009-2013). Manager of Multimedia and Technology, MPRES, Inc. (2000-2008), Adjunct Art Instructor, UWM, MIAD, and Alverno College (1991-2002).


Harrison O’BrienHarrison O’Brien
Project Assistant
Master’s Student in the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee’s Urban Studies Program (2016-Present). BA in Urban Studies from the University of Milwaukee-Wisconsin (2016). Intern with the office of Wisconsin State Senator Chris Larson (2014).


Jane Van EerdenJane Van Eerden
Project Assistant
Master’s student in the Urban Studies Program at the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee (2015-present). BBA in Finance and Real Estate from UW-Madison (2012). Project Assistant in UWM’s Urban Studies Department (2015-2016), focused on housing policy research.


Peter BurressPeter Burress
Special Assistant
Master’s student in Urban Studies at the University of Wisconsin—Milwaukee (2016-Present). BS in Psychology and Organizational Leadership from Carroll University (2016).