Toole Design Group has named three new members to its Board of Directors. Charged with the long-term direction of the firm, the Board of Directors brings diverse viewpoints from across the company to provide input on key decisions. Notably, the three newest Board members all hail from our West Coast offices. As we expand our portfolio of work in the West, we want to ensure that our Board reflects the unique perspectives and opportunities in that region.
“Board members play a key role in setting company goals and tackling big-picture challenges,” said Jennifer Toole, President. “As we approach our 20th anniversary, I am confident that these new additions to the Board will help guide Toole Design into our third decade.”
Amalia Cody, PE, AICP is Toole Design’s Director of Engineering, Western U.S. Amalia is a planner and engineer with two decades of experience, including nearly six years at Toole Design. Her technical expertise, and her stewardship of one of the company’s largest and longest-running teams, has equipped Amalia to contribute immensely to the Board. Amalia has exemplified the “one company” approach to working collaboratively across disciplines and between offices to deliver great projects.
Roger Pelayo is our Los Angeles Office Director. Roger has built the Toole Design Los Angeles office into a multi-disciplinary team that is helping communities across Southern California achieve their mobility goals. He is using Toole Design’s values of ethics, equity, and empathy to expertly navigate new ways of addressing transportation projects in California ushered in by Caltrans’ commitment to mobility justice, sustainability, safety, and access. His experience and broad perspective will benefit the Board as they envision the next chapter of the company and its role in the industry as a whole.
Cindy Zerger, ASLA is our Urban Design Director for California and has been with the firm for over eight years. As an urban designer, planner, and experienced leader, Cindy is a driving force behind Toole Design’s growth in the urban design space. She brings both big-picture thinking and a keen eye for detail — and understands how the two work together to create great places. Her range of expertise, people-centered approach, and hands-on experience in projects across the country will ensure Board discussions are inspiring and well-informed.