Dean Runyan oversees DRA operations and has a hand in many of the projects that we complete. He has extensive research and planning experience with recreation, travel and tourism, topics that he has worked on for nearly 30 years. Dr. Runyan earned a Ph.D. in Urban and Regional Planning and a M.S. in Engineering from the University of Michigan, and a B.S. in Engineering from the University of California. Before founding Dean Runyan Associates in 1984 he was Associate Professor and Department Head in the Department of Planning, Public Policy and Management at the University of Oregon. Previously he was Assistant Professor in the Urban and Regional Planning Department at the University of Hawaii, and held research positions at the Hawaii Environmental Simulation Laboratory in Honolulu and the Institute for Social Research in Ann Arbor, Michigan
Bill Klein specializes in economic and market research, and prepares many of the DRA economic impact studies for states and regional organizations. Dr. Klein earned a Ph.D. in Business Administration and an M.P.A. in Urban and Regional Planning from Indiana University. Prior to his work in the travel and tourism industry, he taught in the Business Schools at Pennsylvania State University - Erie and Indiana University, and conducted research in the area of economic development and business/government relations. He was also a Senior Planner for the City of Indianapolis, where he worked on a variety of economic development projects.
Leon Aliski has served as project manager for a number of DRA market analysis, recreation and tourism planning, and feasibility studies. He specializes in regional economic analysis and has particular experience with input/output and other advanced economic analysis methodologies. He holds a Masters Degree in Economics from Oregon State University, and a Bachelors Degree in Business Administration and Economics from Humboldt State University. Prior to joining DRA, Leon was with the Oregon Division of State Lands where he provided research and analysis for projects associated with the state's waterway leasing program.
Tanya Mamchik (Zvyagina)
Tanya Mamchik serves as a research associate performing market and economic analysis, mapping and report preparation. She also designs and develops custom web-based interactive applications. Prior to joining DRA, she worked as a research assistant for a state-funded program in New Jersey, creating maps and collecting data for different state planning agencies. Tanya earned a Graduate Certificate in Real Estate Development from Portland State University, a Masters Degree in City and Regional Planning from Rutgers State University of New Jersey, and a Bachelors Degree in Geography from Moscow State University.
Nora Lasley serves as a research assistant performing data collection, analysis, and graphing, maintains the company website, and assists in the production of proposals, reports, and presentations. Prior to joining DRA, Nora attended St. Mary's College of Maryland where she earned a Bachelors Degree in Economics.