We plan to keep you moving!
Linda Alvarado-Vela, AICP
Planning/Public Involvement Program Manager
Planning/Public Involvement Supervisor
Linda joined the Alamo Area MPO in January 2016. She earned a Bachelor of Arts in Communication Arts from the University of the Incarnate Word and is a proud member of the American Institute of Certified Planners. Prior to joining us, she spent 18 years in the private sector working as a consultant in the areas of facilitation, community relations and public involvement. Linda most recently held a position with the WSP | Parsons Brinckerhoff’s National Communications and Public Involvement Group within their Environmental Services Technical Excellence Center. As the Planning/Public Involvement Program Manager, Linda will lead a team of professionals to increase awareness of the MPO’s various planning initiatives, while supporting both short and long-term planning processes.
Allison Blazosky, AICP
Regional Transportation Planner
As AAMPO’s Regional Transportation Planner, Allie is part of the team planning for the safe and efficient movement of people and goods in the Alamo Area. Her work focuses on air quality and freight planning, the congestion management process, and traffic safety information. Allie joined AAMPO in June 2013 and previously served as the Active Transportation Planner. She is a member of the American Planning Association and the Women’s Transportation Seminar (WTS) San Antonio Region. She holds a Masters of Urban Planning from Texas A&M University and a Bachelor of Arts in English from Trinity University.
Jaclynn Cedillo is responsible for the MPO’s graphic design and digital multimedia productions. She is currently enrolled in a program for her Associates Degree in Digital Media with an emphasis in video production, editing, animation and motion graphics. The MPO has capitalized on Jaclynn’s creative skills by increasing our outreach through her inventive publications.
Wendy joined the Alamo Area MPO in June 2016. She earned an Associate of Science degree in Biological Sciences from Northwest Vista College and a Bachelor of Arts degree in Geography from The University of Texas at San Antonio. Wendy assists in the development of GIS-based maps and datasets that serve to strengthen the MPO’s transportation planning efforts. She enjoys and has volunteered for causes that help to preserve the environment and educate the community, such as Texas Recycle Day, Earth Day, Graffiti Wipe Out, and GIS Day.
GIS & Web Analyst
Clayton Elkins, a native of Houston, joined the Alamo Area MPO in June of 2008 as a GIS Analyst. Clayton graduated from Texas A&M University at Corpus Christi in May of 2007, where he attained a Bachelor of Science degree in Geographic Information Science while serving as a GIS Intern for the Corpus Christi MPO. Clayton’s skillset has expanded as a member of the AAMPO team to include web development to complement his knowledge of GIS. Clayton is involved in many MPO functions, which include web development, maintaining GIS crash datasets, and facilitation at public meetings.
Office Manager/ HR Generalist
Félix Escamilla joined the Alamo Area MPO in June 2001 as Grants Coordinator and currently serves as Office Manager/HR Generalist. He is committed to providing us with sound, responsible spending and fair employment practices.
Jeanne Geiger has more than 33 years of experience in local transportation planning. She is a San Antonio native who graduated from the University of Texas at San Antonio with a BA in Sociology. She worked for three years at the local Texas Transportation Institute office, eleven years at VIA Metropolitan Transit and more than 19 years at the Alamo Area Metropolitan Planning Organization. She is responsible for the development and maintenance of the Unified Planning Work Program and the Transportation Improvement Program. Jeanne is also responsible for consultant procurement. She particularly enjoys working with the other transportation agency staff members, realizing these partnerships are integral to the success of any transportation project.
Senior Transportation Modeler
Travel Demand Modeling Supervisor
Zack joined the Alamo Area MPO in April 2007 as Senior Transportation Modeler and leads its transportation modeling efforts by utilizing his twenty plus years of transportation modeling experience. He led demand modelers and traffic analysts in support of urban area modeling and corridor analysis for air quality attainment while employed at the Texas Department of Transportation. In addition, he provided technical support, training, and guidance for urban area travel demand modeling development and applications while employed at the Texas Transportation Institute.
Molly was born and raised in Minneapolis, Minnesota. She graduated from North Dakota State University with a Bachelor of Science in Accounting and soon after joined the North Dakota Air National Guard. She moved to the San Antonio area to continue her service in the Texas Air National Guard and joined the MPO in March 2017as the Administrative Associate. She provides administrative, committee and customer support.
Active Transportation Planner
Prior to joining the MPO, Lily Lowder was the Natural Resources Outreach Specialist at the Alamo Area Council of Governments, supporting the Commute Solutions and Clean Cities programs. While with Commute Solutions, Lily assisted regional efforts in transportation demand management, built high level relationships with employers, and consulted with schools on traffic mitigation programs. As the program manager for the Clean Cities program, Lily advanced sustainable, climate conscious-transportation through the deployment of alternative fuel vehicles. Most recently, Lily was one of fifteen participants in the U.S. selected for the POCACITO (Post-Carbon Cities of Tomorrow) program in Germany. Lily explored firsthand how cities in Germany are achieving climate friendly mobility. In 2012, Lily graduated summa cum laude from Texas State University with a Bachelor of Arts degree. As the Active Transportation Planner at the MPO, Lily will lead bicycle, pedestrian planning efforts, encouraging active transportation for daily commutes. She will also support the Bicycle and Pedestrian Mobility Advisory Committees, as well as the MPO’s Walkable Community Program.
Cecilio has over 13 years of experience in GIS and joined us in July 2003. He manages and maintains various websites for the Alamo Area MPO and leads special multimedia and GIS intensive transportation planning projects. Cecilio participates and is instrumental in creating GIS related forums or committees to achieve synergy among our partner agencies in delivering visual solutions to our community.
Sid is a native of San Antonio and joined us in September 2003 as Senior Transportation Planner. He earned a Bachelor of Arts in Political Science and a Master of Business Administration degree from Texas State University-San Marcos. Prior to joining us, he worked as a liaison between the Texas Department of Transportation’s Transportation Planning and Programming Division in Austin, Texas and several MPOs across the state. In addition, he had served as the Assistant Director of the Greater San Marcos Economic Development Council while pursuing his graduate studies. Our Transportation Policy Board appointed Sid as Interim Director in December 2005 and named him Director of the Alamo Area Metropolitan Planning Organization in May 2007. In September 2007, the San Antonio Business Journal recognized him as one of San Antonio’s “40 Rising Stars Under 40.”
Regional Transportation Modeler
Travis joined the Alamo Area MPO in March 2013 as a GIS Analyst. He graduated from Penn State University with a Bachelor of Science in Geography. Travis brings 20 years of GIS and forecast planning experience in both the public and private sectors to the MPO team.
Bilingual Public Involvement Specialist
Ambar Perez is a native to Piedras Negras, Coahuila (México) and earned a Bachelor’s of Arts Degree from St. Mary’s University. She joined the MPO in 2008 as the Senior Administrative Assistant and now serves as the Bilingual Public Involvement Specialist. Ambar is responsible for community outreach, serves as the MPO’s contact for Spanish speaking individuals, performs multi-media language translations, and supports planning activities.
Senior Administrative Associate
Lori Stewart joined the Alamo Area MPO in January 2015 as Administrative Assistant. She brings twenty plus years of human resource, payroll and administrative professional experience to the AAMPO. Lori is committed to providing excellent administrative support and customer service.
Grants Financial Specialist
Christine joined our team in 2012 as the Grants Financial Coordinator. She provides grant management, financial-record keeping and purchasing support. In 1998, Christine enlisted in the Army, and served as a Logistical Specialist, Human Resources Specialist, and a Lead Financial Clerk for eight years. Following her deployment to Kosovo, she graduated in 2008 from The University of Texas at San Antonio with a Bachelor’s Degree in Interdisciplinary Studies and in History. After graduation, she spent four years in the financial and administrative field, prior to joining the MPO.
Front Desk Coordinator
Tabitha joined the MPO in January 2015 and is a native to San Antonio. She has many years of customer service experience, which makes her a great addition to the Administrative Department. She has excellent communication skills, a pleasant personality and loves to assist citizens and partner agency staff. She welcomes the challenges of being the MPO’s Front Desk Coordinator.