Patrick Panza, AICP Receives Orlando Business Journal 40 Under 40 Award

patrick panzaOrlando, FL—Orlando Business Journal (OBJ) has named GAI Consultants, Inc. (GAI) Assistant Planning Manager Patrick Panza, AICP to its list of 2022 40 Under 40 professionals. Mr. Panza’s 17 years of industry experience coupled with his commitment to improving his local community through impactful projects and charitable work earned his position as an emerging leader in Central Florida.

Highlights/Key Facts

About the Recognition:

  • The annual OBJ 40 Under 40 award program recognizes young professionals who have gone above and beyond in their respective positions, demonstrated leadership in their industries, and made an impact through community involvement initiatives.
  • A 40 Under 40 Awards celebration and networking event was held on May 12, 2022, at Mango’s Tropical Café in Orlando, FL.
  • The May 13, 2022, print edition of the Orlando Business Journal features all 2022 40 under 40 honorees.

“I am equally honored by this recognition from the Orlando Business Journal as I am by the nomination and support received by my peers and mentors at GAI. I look forward to continuing along a path of positive impact through my professional and community-based efforts.”

Patrick Panza, AICP, Assistant Planning Manager, GAI Consultants

About Patrick Panza:

  • An Assistant Planning Manager working in GAI’s Orlando office, Patrick helps lead the firm’s Urban Analytics practice within its Community Solutions Group (CSG).
  • Patrick has been involved in several complex community projects such as the OBTNext Master Plan and Central Florida Regional Affordable Housing Initiative, both of which received awardsfrom the Florida Chapter of the American Planning Association.
  • Patrick serves as an adjunct professor within the nationally accredited Master of Urban and Regional Planning program at the UCF College of Community Innovation and Education.
  • Patrick holds a bachelor’s degree in psychology and a master’s degree in urban and regional planningfrom the University of Central Florida (UCF); he is also accredited with the American Institute of Certified Planners (AICP).
  • He also serves as a board member for numerous local organizations including the Orlando Downtown Development Appearance Review Board, the UCF Master of Urban and Regional Planning Advisory Board, the Orlando Bike Coalition, and Bike/Walk Central Florida.
  • Congratulate Patrick on LinkedIn!

“As a highly regarded up-and-coming leader at GAI, Patrick has produced an impressive amount of work that reflects his dedication to his clients and the industry at large. His efforts to innovate and improve GAI’s processes combined with his community involvement make him very deserving of this recognition.”

Pete Sechler, PLA, AICP, MBA, Vice President, GAI Consultants

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