Staff

SPUR main number: (415) 781-8726
Facility rentals: (415) 781-8726 or rental@spur.org

President’s Office

Alyssa Kies

Executive Assistant and Board Liaison, San Francisco
San Francisco Board inquiries and support for the president and CEO
(415) 644-4286

San Jose

Diane Meier

Corporate Relations Manager, San Jose
San Jose Business membership inquiries, sponsorship for special events including Silver SPUR Awards Luncheon, SPUR Member Parties and SPUR Business Breakfasts
(408) 673-2273

Oakland

Robert Ogilvie

Oakland Director
Media inquiries, SPUR policies and positions, fundraising and city-level decisions in Oakland
(510) 827-1902

Liza Baskir

Project Manager, Oakland
New Sector AmeriCorps RISE Fellow responsible for outreach in Oakland
(510) 827-1905

Policy

Egon Terplan

Regional Planning Director
Regional Planning policy program, including economic development and smart growth
(415) 644-4284

Ratna Amin

Transportation Policy Director
Local and regional transportation planning and policy
(415) 644-4288

Kristy Wang

Community Planning Policy Director
Housing and community planning programs, including neighborhood plans and project review
(415) 644-4884

Laura Tam

Sustainable Development Policy Director
Sustainable Development and environmental sustainability programs
(415) 644-4289

Eli Zigas

Food and Agriculture Policy Director
Food and Agriculture program, including regional food systems, food access and urban agriculture
(415) 644-4881

Development

Amie Latterman

Development Director
General fundraising questions, including membership, planned giving, grants and event sponsorships
(415) 644-4281

Vanessa Bilanceri

Corporate Relations Associate Director
San Francisco Business membership inquiries, sponsorship for special events including Silver SPUR Awards Luncheon, SPUR Member Parties, MFAC Good Government Awards and SPUR Business Breakfasts
(415) 644-4882

Hannah Loftus

Donor Systems Associate
Membership renewals by phone, pledge payments or general inquiries about membership or address updates.
(415) 644-4293

Wesley Merritt

Donor Stewardship Associate
Urban Leaders Forum, Business Breakfast, and Special Event questions and reservations. General inquiries on fundraising events. Questions regarding gift acknowledgements and event and membership invoices.
(415) 644-4885

Public Engagement

Allison Arieff

Editorial Director
Main press contact; media inquiries and partnerships; The Urbanist, SPUR's monthly magazine
(415) 644-4297

Karen Steen

Publications and Communications Manager
SPUR policy reports, voter guide, website, blog, email newsletters
(415) 644-4287

Administration

Lawrence Li

Administrative Director
Finance, human resources, information systems, facilities, office
(415) 644-4290