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BRIAN C.

BLACKER
bblacker@alumni.nd.edu

EDUCATION
M.S., Community and Regional Planning, Temple University, May 2015
Concentration: Sustainable Community Planning
Coursework in Geographic Information Systems (GIS), Quantitative Methods and Sustainable Development
GPA 4.0/4.0
Recipient of 2014 Pennsylvania American Planning Association Spaulding Scholarship and 2015 Community and Regional
Planning Award for Academic Excellence

B.A., Economics, University of Notre Dame, May 2009


Omicron Delta Epsilon Economics Honor Society
GPA 3.54/4.0

WORK EXPERIENCE
Chester County Planning Commission, West Chester, PA, June 2015 Present
Planner II, Transportation and Urban Planning Division
Develop local and regional transportation improvement plans in accordance with Landscapes2, the county
comprehensive plan
Conduct quantitative and spatial data analysis utilizing GIS, Access and Excel
Prepare conceptual improvement plans and site plans to illustrate detailed recommendations
Collaborate with regional planning partners including DVRPC, PennDOT, SEPTA and TMAs

Center for Sustainable Communities at Temple University, Ambler, PA, May 2014 May 2015
Graduate Research Assistant
Worked alongside faculty members on research projects funded by PennDOT and the U.S. Environmental
Protection Agency
Performed quantitative and spatial data analysis utilizing GIS and other technical tools
Conducted literature reviews and evaluations of prior planning-related studies and reports
Contributed summaries and content to final research reports

Public Consulting Group, Princeton, NJ and San Diego, CA, September 2009 July 2013
Business Analyst
Client representative for one of the largest school districts in the state of California that achieves Medicaid
reimbursement in excess of one million dollars annually
Crafted and delivered client status reports, performed frequent data analysis and produced ad hoc reports for
clients to identify potential areas of additional revenue optimization
Kept clients abreast of changes to federal and state policies that dictate compliance with obtaining Medicaid
reimbursement funding; interpreted policy and assisted districts with implementing program changes
Created business requirements for client facing technology solutions, performed new feature and regression
testing, managed clients through the development life cycle
Conducted frequent end user in-person and webinar trainings for district staff who utilized web based service
documentation and reporting technology solution

City of Philadelphia, Philadelphia, PA, Summer 2008


Mayors Internship Program
Built and maintained a database of inspection records for the citys Department of Public Health
Interacted with high level city officials and learned about the citys government and specific roles within it

SKILLS SUMMARY
Career
Technical

Data analysis and


reporting

ArcGIS Extensions

Research

MS Access and
MS Excel

Client and project


management

Technical writing

Adobe Creative Suite

Sketchup