Bill Kelly
Senior Producer at NET News
Bill Kelly
As Senior Producer at NET News, Bill Kelly develops, researches, and writes television documentaries and radio news stories for NET’s statewide network of television and radio stations as well as preparing online content. Most recently he was the producer and writer of the documentary “And The Floods Came: Nebraska 2019,” looking back at the worst natural disaster in the state’s recorded history. For several years Kelly focused on coverage of the state and federal courts and justice issues. Kelly previously worked at WOWT-TV in Omaha, Nebraska, and stations in Kansas and Indiana. He grew up in Kalamazoo, Michigan and graduated from Purdue University.

Kurt Christiansen
PRESIDENT - APA Board of Directors
Kurt E. Christiansen, FAICP
Kurt Christiansen is the Economic and Community Development director for Azusa, California. He is a Fellow of the American Institute of Certified Planners and holds a master's degree from the University of California, Los Angeles, and a bachelor's degree from California State University, Northridge. Christiansen has been an active member of APA serving in various local and national leadership roles including as the Region VI Board director, Chapter Presidents Council vice chair, and president of the APA California Chapter. He also has encouraged new planners by serving as a mentor. Christiansen will serve one year as president-elect, two years as president, and one year as past president.

Joel Albizo
CHIEF EXECUTIVE OFFICER, APA AND AICP
Joel Albizo, FASAE, CAE
Joel Albizo has more than 30 years of association management experience and is seen as an innovator within the association CEO community. In addition to original research and presentations on the competencies and development of future association CEOs, he is attuned to digital transformation and other trends impacting the nonprofit sector. Previously, he served as CEO for the Council of Landscape Architectural Registration Boards (CLARB), a regulatory body that works to protect the public's health, safety, and welfare by establishing licensure standards for the practice of landscape architecture. Albizo earned his bachelor's degree in mass communications at Towson University in Maryland. He is president of the Federation of Associations of Regulatory Boards, and a former board member and treasurer for the American Society of Association Executives.