Genevieve Coady, AICP, PhD

Economic & Business Development

Dr. Genevieve Coady co-owns Coadys’ Point of View Lake Resort with her husband, Darren. She is a senior professional with experience in both public and private leadership roles, supporting business and civic leaders in their work to improve the communities in which they do business and reside. She has built her career by bridging real-world experience to applied research, planning, and implementation and has a background connecting art, design, and culture to community development work.

Genevieve has spent her career leading teams and organizations in setting and implementing strategy and meaningful outcomes. Striving to think beyond the obvious, she likes to challenge partners to innovate while keeping the eye on reality. 

Genevieve received a Doctorate in Regional Planning at the University of Illinois at Champaign-Urbana, a Master of Science in Urban Planning from UIUC, and a Bachelor’s of Science from Iowa State University in Community and Regional Planning with a minor in Design.

She is an artist on the side, creating large-scale pieces on societal challenges in America.