Campbell Promoted to Manager in Development Services

  • By Ayres
  • September 1, 2022

Keely Campbell Staff PortraitKeely Campbell, PG, has been promoted to manager of the Midwest group of the Development Services Division, effective September 5. Campbell previously worked as a geologist and project manager with Ayres and more recently as a business development strategist focusing on identifying and pursuing opportunities for Ayres’ landscape architecture, urban planning, and brownfield redevelopment experts, as well as on funding strategy and grant writing.

Campbell’s new position is a natural outgrowth of that work, as she will oversee the continued growth of the Midwest group as Ayres brings its environmental, planning, landscape architecture, and economic development professionals into close collaboration with each other to provide clients with innovative solutions that sustainably build our communities.

Campbell loves working within teams, and she’s effective in coordinating with clients, regulatory officials, and technical staff. Her experience as a geologist and environmental scientist helps her to understand both the big picture and the details that typify complex redevelopment efforts and much of what enters into planning and landscape architecture projects.

In the critical realm of funding, Campbell has obtained and managed millions of grant dollars to fuel a range of development-focused projects.

“I am beyond thrilled that Keely is bringing her energy and vision to the manager position,” says Matt Ashby, AICP, Vice President. “Keely is great at working alongside our clients, helping them see the potential of their projects, and clearing their path to success.”

Campbell holds a bachelor’s degree in geological sciences from Florida State University and is a registered professional geologist in Wisconsin. She has shown her initiative and her commitment to her profession through her involvement in the Wisconsin Downtown Action Council Board of Directors, Downtown Madison Inc.’s Economic Development and Quality of Life Committees, and the Association for Women Geoscientists’ Brunton Award Committee.