Emily Calderon, AICP, Joins Moran Economic Development as Director of Planning

Emily Calderon HeadshotIn September of 2022, Moran Economic Development welcomed Emily Calderon as Director of Planning. Calderon is certified with the American Institute of Certified Planners (AICP) and specializes in leading complex development projects and creating partnerships that serve the greater community.
“We are thrilled to have Emily join our growing team. Her strong leadership skills and track record for cultivating business growth is exactly what we are looking for. We are confident she will serve as an asset to both our agency and the clients we serve,” said Keith Moran, president of Moran Economic Development.
With over 15 years of experience in the public sector, Calderon brings to the table a diverse skill set in comprehensive planning, community engagement, economic development, public policy and zoning. In her previous role, she served as City Planner where she led both long-range and current planning with a pragmatic approach. In 2014, Calderon received The Illinois American Planning Association’s Emerging Planner Award for her work on Imagine Belleville, a comprehensive plan in which she built consensus among disparate ideas.
Calderon currently serves as a lecturer on geography and urban planning at her alma mater Southern Illinois University Edwardsville (SIUE). She received both her Bachelor of Arts degree and a Master of Science degree in geography from SIUE.
To learn more about Moran Economic Development and its full range of economic development consulting services, visit: www.morandevelopment.com/.