Corrin Hoegen Wendell, AICP
Founder and Executive Director
Corrin Hoegen Wendell, AICP, is a Senior Planner and Sector Representative at the Metropolitan Council for the Twin Cities 7-county metro region. A practicing planner with extensive experience providing planning, architectural, and research services, Corrin's specialties include regional planning, land use, zoning administration, community engagement, and urban design. Before joining the Council, Corrin served in local government as a City Planner for cities in Ohio, Georgia, and Minnesota. Corrin holds a Bachelor of Science in Architecture and a Masters of City and Regional Planning from the Ohio State University as well as holds the American Institute of Certified Planners (AICP) national certification.
With a great interest in enhancing the quality of life for all people, Corrin has a strong focus and passion for planning and designing the built and natural environment. In addition, Corrin's passion for teaching and engaging with young people has always been at the forefront, from tutoring middle school youth, a 6th grade camp counselor, swim team coach, volunteering with Future Cities Competition for 7-8th graders, adjunct professor teaching Urban Design for undergraduates at Ohio State, a Team Leader for Ohio State graduate students focusing on planning efforts for coastal Mississippi, to a decade of Planners' Day in School classroom visits to K-12 students.
Corrin is passionate about giving back to the planning community and serves as Chair of the Executive Board for the Women & Planning Division of the American Planning Association (APA), various involvement in the APA Minnesota Chapter including member of the Women in Planning Committee and an ex-officio member as the Youth Engagement Planning Coordinator. She also serves as an AICP (CPE) Certified Planning Exam Contributor, APA National Planning Conference Session Proposal Reviewer, AICP Planning Accreditation Board (PAB) Site Visitor, Peer Reviewer for the Journal of Planning Education and Research, and a mentor to planning students and young professionals from Ohio State University and APA.
Monica G. Tibbits-Nutt, AICP, LEED AP BD+C
Monica G. Tibbits-Nutt, AICP, LEED AP BD+C is the Executive Director of the
128 Business Council. Working in regional planning and transportation, Monica’s areas of specialty are transportation planning, urban design, and sustainability. Her work experience includes public sector transit planning at both the MBTA Advisory Board and as Executive Director of TransitWorks. In addition, Monica has worked in regional planning and development for the Mid- Ohio Regional Planning Commission (MORPC), the City of Columbus Planning and Development office, and the Greater Linden Development Corporation. She received a Masters of City and Regional Planning from the Ohio State University in Columbus and a Bachelor of Science in Political Science and Sociology from the University of Southern Indiana.
An active member of the research community, Monica has been a featured speaker at Next Stop: A National Summit on the Future of Transit, the New England Sociological Association Conference, the Association for Commuter Transportation International Conference, and the Research, Innovation, Scholarship, and Creativity Symposium. In both her work and research, she is most interested in developing regional strategies that integrate sustainable practices into transportation. Toward this goal, Monica’s current work seeks to improve and promote sustainable transportation practices throughout the suburban and metropolitan region.
She serves on the Massachusetts Department of Transportation (MassDOT) Board of Directors and the Fiscal and Management Control Board that currently oversees the MBTA. She is also a gubernatorial appointee to the Board of the Metropolitan Area Planning Council (MAPC) serving on the Legislative Committee, as well as former Vice-Chair of the Regional Transportation Advisory Council (RTAC). She is an active member of the American Institute of Certified Planners and a LEED Accredited Professional in Building Design & Construction with the U.S. Green Building Council.
Director of Communications
Gretchen Davis is the Director of Communications for YEP!. Gretchen manages the organization's external communications, including the organization’s website, membership communications, social media, and branding management. Gretchen joined the YEP! Executive Board because she feels passionate about youth community involvement and excited to be apart of an organization that provides education to young people by introducing them to urban planning and civic engagement.
Gretchen has held various management roles including positions with the American Heart Association, PAC-12 Enterprises, and several restaurants. She received a Bachelor of Science in Broadcast Communications with an emphasis in production management and marketing from San Francisco State University. Gretchen lives in Santa Cruz California with her husband and daughter and loves spending lots of time outdoors with her family.
Director of Finance
Scott Wendell is an SAP Deployment Lead with Ecolab Inc., where he has worked for 13 years in a variety of supply chain roles. As a Lean Six Sigma Green Belt, Scott has led projects focusing on process optimization and manufacturing efficiencies. His previous roles included quality management responsibility across multiple locations.
Scott holds a Masters of Business Administration from Georgia State University and a Bachelor of Science in Chemical Engineering with an Economics minor from The Ohio State University. He also serves as a mentor to Chemical Engineering undergraduate students at Ohio State.
Director of Curriculum & Program Development
Lispeth is a doctoral student (A.B.D.) in Near Eastern Languages and Civilizations, where she studies medieval Arabic-language intellectual history at Harvard University. Beyond her time in academia, she has worked at a quantitative hedge fund, run a community art gallery, changed oil and rotated tires, and joyfully tortured students as a high school math teacher. She also holds a Masters Degree in Theological Studies from Harvard Divinity School and a Bachelors Degree in Visual Arts and the Study of Religion from Princeton University, and likes to build moderately useful things out of wood.
Lispeth also provides communication and design consulting to planning organizations in the Metro Boston Region.