Civic Solutions StaffExecutive Management

Our management team has extensive experience in urban municipal planning and business operations

  • Thomas G. Merrell, AICP

    President

    Tom Merrell, CSI President and founder, completed twenty-eight years of public service when he retired from the City of San Juan Capistrano in 1991 to establish a private consulting practice. During his fifteen years as the city’s Director of Community Planning and Development, Tom developed...

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  • Mary P. Wright, AICP / LEED AP ND

    Vice President, Director of Planning Services

    Mary P. Wright is the firm’s Vice President and Director of Planning Services. Ms. Wright has 30 years of planning and environmental experience, including her extensive work for the City of San Diego where she most recently served as the Deputy Director of Planning. She is responsible for...

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  • Robert E. Balmat III

    Chief Financial Officer

    Robert E. Balmat III is the firm’s Chief Financial Officer. Mr. Balmat has 38 years of experience in financial management and an MBA in Finance from Harvard Business School. He has held the positions of Corporate Vice President, Financial Planning & Analysis and Corporate Vice President,...

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