Firm Profile

For 35 years, Benchmark has been a leader and innovator in providing high quality professional planning services to both public and private sector clients. Benchmark’s practice is guided by an approach that is best described as the Art + Science of Planning - a philosophy which blends our creative talent with the practical application of our technical expertise. Our firm’s award winning team of veteran planners use this approach to develop solutions to complex urban and regional planning issues, with an emphasis on comprehensive planning, urban design,  public participation and military planning. With offices in Charlotte and St. Louis, the Benchmark team serves a national client base spanning a range of local, regional and state governments, as well as private sector development interests.

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Planning Team


  • Jason Epley

    Jason M. Epley, AICP

  • Erin Burris

    Erin S. Burris, AICP

  • Vagn Hansen

    Vagn K. Hansen II, AICP

  • Richard Smith

    Richard B. Smith, MPA


  • Dan Douglas

    Daniel T. Douglas, AICP

  • Kris Krider

    J. Kris Krider, AICP

  • byers

    Robyn Byers, PhD

  • AmyJo Denton

    Amy Jo Denton, PMP


  • Gibbs

    BG Rick Gibbs (USA, Retired)

  • Andy Goodall

    Andy Goodall, CZO

  • Mike Lynch

    Michael K. Lynch

  • Ashley Kale web

    Ashley N. Kale

  • Barcroft

    Ben Barcroft

  • Gehl

    Monika Gehl



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