Adrian has worked in the public sector with a focus on urban planning and economic development for over three years. Additionally, Adrian has experience with vendor performance analysis and contract procurement through work performed in the financial services industry.
Prior to joining Kretchmer Associates, Adrian spent 2 years with the City of Chicago’s 10th Ward as the Director of Economic Development overseeing business licensing and permitting, land use analysis, infrastructure budgeting and implementation, zoning, and economic revitalization.
Most recently, Adrian had worked closely to conduct community engagement and visioning through the City of Chicago’s Invest SouthWest initiative, where he played a key role in the development of a RFP for a 25,000 square-foot mixed use site in the South Chicago Community.
Adrian holds a B.A. in Urban Studies and Planning with a concentration in Economic Policy from the University of Illinois at Urbana Champaign (UIUC) and a Master’s Degree in Urban Planning and Policy with a concentration in Economic Development from the University of Illinois at Chicago (UIC).