MPCA Welcomes Two New Board Members!

MPCA Corner

by Kristen E. Humphrey, MLA, Local Assistance and Training Planner

In addition to informative and stimulating presentations and plenary sessions, the MPCA membership also nominated and elected two new members to the MPCA Board: Theresa Rubio-Dorsey, Chief of Staff and Senior Manager of Fraud Programs at Adobe, Inc., and a Planning Commissioner with the City of Annapolis; and A. Cesante (“A.C.”) Alrey, Business Development Manager with Dorchester County Economic Development, and member of the Planning and Zoning Commission with the City of Cambridge.

They have been kind enough to provide us with short bios, so you can learn a bit about them:

Teresa Rubio-Dorsey is the Chief of Staff and Senior Manager of Fraud Programs at Adobe, Inc. based in the Washington, D.C. office. Digital Fraud & Consumer Protection is a global team designed to detect, mitigate, and prevent internal and external fraud.

Spanning both public and private sectors, Teresa possesses a depth of experience in program management, utility planning, design, and construction. Providing visionary leadership, coupled with developing her teams to achieve extraordinary results, has been the hallmark of her career.

As former Senior Manager of Local Customer Experience at Pacific Gas and Electric Company, she also acted as Division Manager for Silicon Valley, serving the needs of over a million customers. Previously, Teresa has also worked as Director of Utility Sales and Account Management at Ecova, Inc., implementing energy savings programs throughout the Midwest, and spent nearly a decade working for San Diego Gas & Electric in the areas of energy efficiency, and electric/gas distribution, design, and construction.

As a veteran of the U.S. Navy, and former national board member of The Elite SDVOB (Service Disabled Veteran Owned Businesses) Network, Teresa led efforts to qualify, recruit, and expand service-disabled, veteran-owned businesses across the country. She holds a master’s degree in Public Affairs from Indiana University and dual bachelor’s degrees in Business Management and Marketing from the University of Phoenix. She is currently pursuing her second master’s degree in Cybersecurity and Risk Management at Georgetown University.

A.C. Alrey is an urban and rural development professional with extensive experience in education, business-government-community relations, marketing, and business/client development. He has extensive interest and experience in the overall well-being of communities.

Throughout his career, A.C. served in a variety of public sector roles in Michigan, Ohio, Texas, Alabama, and Maryland, at both the state and local levels, including: the governor’s office and house of representatives in Michigan; a city council in Texas; and a county commission in Alabama.

A.C. has also held positions within local economic development offices in Texas and throughout Ohio, and community relations positions in multiple states. He has broad expertise in development, planning, regionalism, international relations, arts and culture, education, community engagement, and human development.

In addition to serving on the City of Cambridge’s Planning & Zoning Commission, he is a member of the Maryland Economic Development Association, the Maryland Chapter of the APA, the National Trust for Historic Preservation, the National Alliance of Preservation Commissions, and the International Economic Development Council. Previously, A.C. served on planning boards in Holly and Kalamazoo, Michigan, and in Birmingham, Alabama.

A.C. holds a bachelor’s degree in Urban and Metropolitan Studies from Michigan State University (MSU) and has obtained specialized training in economic development as a graduate of both the University of Oklahoma’s Economic Development Institute and the Intensive Economic Development Training Course at the University of Auburn.

Please join us in welcoming Teresa and A.C. to the MPCA fold!

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