Stephanie Tomaino, AICP 

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Section Director & Conference Co-Chair

Stephanie Roxas Tomaino is the Section Director for APA Orange Section, as well as the Conference Co-Chair for the 2022 APA California Conference in Anaheim. She has been an active leader within APA on both the local and California Chapter levels, where she’s held various roles over the past decade including: Chapter Professional Development Officer (PDO), Vice Director for Programs, Vice Director for Professional Development, and Co-Chair of the Young & Emerging Planners (YEP). Stephanie is currently a Senior Entitlements Manager with Amazon. Prior to transitioning to the private sector, she worked as a city planner for 14 years serving the cities of San Clemente, Irvine, Costa Mesa, Lake Forest, and Mission Viejo.

Stephanie holds a Master’s degree in Urban and Regional Planning (MURP) from Cal Poly Pomona, and a Bachelor’s degree in Anthropology and International Studies from UC Irvine. She is a certified planner and MURP Lecturer at UC Irvine teaching “Planning Career Development.” Stephanie is also an active member of the ULI Orange County/Inland Empire District Council where she serves as the Vice Chair of the UrbanPlan Committee.

Fun Fact.

Stephanie is a Disney aficionado and avid traveler and city explorer. She has visited 10 of the 12 Disney theme parks around the world.

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