Marta Purdy

Marta Purdy



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Marta Purdy is a director with Baker Tilly’s public sector advisory practice. Marta joined Baker Tilly in 2021 and has more than 15 years of experience in managing public private partnerships (P3) towards investing in catalytic community development projects. Marta works with P3 teams to establish investment team partners and structures, set clear and shared visions, develop and execute complex financial and financing strategies, and manage design and approval processes. Before joining Baker Tilly, Marta worked at Vandewalle & Associates, a boutique urban planning and economic development consulting firm for 12 years, working throughout the Midwest.

  • Served as planning and economic development consultant for community development, economic development, market assessment, redevelopment, targeted area and city-wide planning initiatives for communities including: City of Davenport, Iowa; City of Moline, Illinois; City of Waterloo, Iowa; City of Rifle, Colorado; City of Muncie, Indiana
  • Works closely with public and private sector leaders to advance growth and development through effective relationship management, problem-solving, and interpersonal abilities
  • Performs financial analysis of economic development strategies and development initiatives to optimize available project financing options
  • Provides application and feasibility reviews for federal and state tax credit, financing, and funding programs
  • Advises on complex project implementation strategies focused on advancing client growth initiatives, often engaging public private partnerships, including corporate and non-profit organizations
  • Develops strategies, concepts, budgets, and implementation plans for place-based and/or industry-led economic development initiatives
  • American Institute of Certified Planners (AICP)
  • American Planning Association (APA), National and Wisconsin Chapters


Madison, WI


University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
Master of City and Regional Planning

University of Wisconsin – Madison
Bachelor of Arts, geography, certificate from the Nelson Institute of Environmental Studies