Biography: Ross Tilghman Director Tilghman Group Seattle, WA Ross Tilghman is a transportation planning consultant with his own practice, the Tilghman Group. Working nationally and internationally, he tailors transportation plans for a wide variety of land uses to fit their environmental, historical and cultural settings. He brings 35 years of experience, including serving as executive director of a downtown business improvement district. Tilghman offers extensive experience creating circulation and parking solutions for downtowns, historic districts, recreation areas, special event facilities, and other settings. His approach emphasizes careful observation of how people use transportation, abiding respect for the setting, and clear understanding of the client’s objectives. Services include master plans, market studies, transportation-related revenue projections, and development strategies for governmental, not-for-profit and private sector clients facing land use challenges. Examples of significant projects include master plans for Pt. Defiance Park; Albuquerque's BioPark; Al Ain Wildlife Park and Resort, UAE, Iowa’s State Capitol Complex, The Evergreen State College, and Gallisteo Basin Preserve, New Mexico, and downtown St. Louis. Tilghman advises the City of Tacoma on the management and finances of its downtown parking enterprise system. Ross has also completed numerous special event and recreation area transportation plans including those for SoFi Stadium and Banc of California Stadium, Los Angeles, Tacoma Dome, Northlands in Edmonton, Alberta, San Diego’s Balboa Park, Joe Robbie Stadium in Miami, Florida, the Iowa Events Center in Des Moines, Iowa, and Stones’ River National Battlefield, Murfreesboro, Tennessee. Tilghman is a full member of the Urban Land Institute and regularly serves on advisory panels for communities across the county. In Seattle, he served on ULI’s Sustainable Communities Task Force where he helped organize the inaugural course for the Center for Sustainable Leadership. He was appointed to the Seattle Design Commission that reviews public projects for design excellence for a total of 5 years where he served as Vice-chair and Chair. Ross also served as President of the Boating Advisory Council for the Mount Baker Rowing & Sailing Center. He received his MA in Geography from the University of Washington and BA in History from Washington University in St. Louis. May 2020Member Directory
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