Responsible for providing action-oriented
planning and facilitation services to clients for development of plans
for Visions, strategy, economic development, consensus building and real
Henry Luke conducts a session with Union
County officials during the planning retreat of Southern Pines, NC., January 22,
photo courtesy of Steve Aldridge & The Charlotte Observer- www.unionvision2020.com
- Facilitator for
community; Community Visioning projects under PLANTEC Corporation
1983-1986: Jacksonville, Orlando, Florida, and Amelia Island, FL;
Charlotte, NC; Ft. Wayne, IN; Metro Atlanta, Cobb, DeKalb, Gwinnett,
Clayton, Douglas, and Rockdale Counties, GA; Columbia, Spartanburg, and
Greenville, SC (In the SC cites in 1986, Luke was assisted by an
associate); under Reynolds, Smith & Hills, Inc. 1991: Metro Richmond,
Richmond City, Chesterfield, Henrico, and Hanover Counties, VA; under Luke
Planning, Inc. 1993 to present: Norfolk MSA, Roanoke/Blacksburg and
Danville, VA; Asheville, Raleigh, Union, Wilkes, Cabarrus, Rutherford and
Global TransPark Region, NC; Pensacola, Lakeland, Polk County, St. Lucie,
St. Johns, Bay County, and Jacksonville, FL; Augusta, Gwinnett, Dalton,
Rockdale County and Paulding County, GA; Tuscaloosa and Mobile, AL;
Lexington, KY; Tyler, and Angelina County, TX; Spokane, WA; Memphis, TN;
Rapid City, SD; Schuylkill County and Harrisburg Region, PA; Gillette, WY;
Minot, ND and Curacao, N.A; Saginaw County, MI; Wichita, KS and
facilitated a Board Retreat in St. Louis, MO.
- In 1987, served as
facilitator in the development of “The Strategic Transportation Plan” for
the Florida Department of Transportation. This plan played a key role in
obtaining new funds for Florida transportation.
- Facilitator for
consensus building session on location of a new civic center in Gwinnett
County, Georgia in 1986. The center opened in the consensus corridor in
- Reynolds, Smith &
Hills, Inc. and its predecessors/subsidiaries (1965 to 1996) Board Member
(1978 to 1996); Vice President (1972 to 1974); President, PLANTEC
Corporation (1974 to 1987); Senior Vice President (1987 to 1993); and
Senior Consultant (1993 to 1996).
- Led effort to move
the jail location from riverfront of downtown Jacksonville in 1986-1987,
including chairing chamber task force, locating a proposed buyer and
working with numerous public and private interest to finalize new
- Member, Duval County
Research and Development Authority, 1984-92 and 1994-Present. Chairman
1986-1992. Land donated and infrastructure commitments secured for
275-acre Technology Park adjacent to the University of North Florida.
- General Chairman,
First Coast Planning Conference 1987
Chairman/Facilitator, Jacksonville Crime Commission 1988
- Board Member for
Healthcare Management Services, Inc., Jacksonville, Florida, (1990 to
- Appointed by
Governor of Florida to his Economic Advisory Committee 1980-1984, Chairman
1983-1984. Chairman of Jacksonville Mayor’s Economic Development Council
- Florida Chamber of
Commerce Board of Governors 1988-1992, Florida Chamber Foundation Trustee
1992-1996, Secretary-Treasurer 1995-1996.
- Jacksonville Chamber
of Commerce-Chairman of the Legislative Policy Task Force 1982 and 1983,
Chairman of the Community Visioning Task Force for Jacksonville in 1983,
Vice President Community Development 1984, Co-Chairman-Jacksonville 2005
Arts Task Force, 1984, Vice President International Development 1985,
member of Technology Council 1985-1992 and Board of Governors 1984-1988
and 1993, Vice-Chairman, Military Issues Task Force 1992, Vice Chairman
-at- Large and Member of Executive Committee 1993.
- Board Member of the
Viera Company, developers of a New Town on 38,000 acres in Brevard County,
Florida (1989 to 1997).
- Member, First Coast
Transportation Study Committee 1986; Member, Jacksonville Mayor’s High
Technology Commission 1984; and Board Member, Northeast Florida
Homebuilders Association 1982.
- Advisor to Gate
Petroleum in the purchase of SWD land in June 1983. Gate purchased 16,000
acres including Ponte Vedra and Deerwood Clubs and six miles of
oceanfront. Advisor to Gate in the purchase of Epping Forest and 700
acres of industrial property on Blount Island.
- Advisor to TFC in
refinancing its debt in February 1983. TFC increased equity per share
from $.45 to $3.61 with the refinancing. Served on TFC Board from 1980 to
1983 and as chairman for the last thirteen months. Originated the merger
of Fairfield Communities, Inc. And TFC- effective December 6, 1983.
Served on the Fairfield Board from 1983 until 1986.
- Facilitator for
Community Visioning retreat for WJCT Television and Radio, Jacksonville,
- Participated in an
evaluation and quantification of economic impacts attributable to sea and
airport activity in Jacksonville, Florida, involved in development of
long-range master plans for Port Everglades and the Port of Jacksonville,
two of Florida’s major seaports. The Jacksonville Master Plan in the
early 1980’s resulted in a commitment to a high-growth scenario with a
major marketing effort aimed at regaining the seaport’s market share
position on the South Atlantic.
- Developed a
Community Reinvestment Plan for First Federal of Augusta, Georgia. Worked
with the City of Augusta and First Federal to develop a rehabilitation
loan program using CDBG funds.
- Advisory to Harbor
Federal in solving real estate asset problems from 1986 to 1992.
Developed restructuring plans for over $60 million in distressed real
estate and assisted in securing regulatory approval for the plans.
Detailed and complex computer analysis was utilized to analyze the various
alternative strategies available. Monitored their implementation as a
member of the Credit Advisory Committee with monthly meetings to review
all loans. Savings and loan now meets all capital requirements and is
- Directed feasibility
analysis of a civic center and convention hotel in Manatee County,
- Participated in the
Tallahassee/Leon County Urban Housing Study, which included: detailed
analysis of the housing delivery system; and recommendations for
improvements to the area’s housing delivery system and the public/private
partnership involved in the provision of housing.
- Involved in the
development of strategic business plans for real estate development for
such private sector clients as: A Duda & Sons, Inc., The Florida Companies
(TFC), Major Realty Corporation, and Florida East Coast Railway Company.
- Responsible for
master planning, engineering planning, and economic evaluation of new
towns at Brandermill, Virginia (1972-73); Palm Coast, Florida (1971-72);
and Viera, Florida (1985-88)
- Led the team in
providing the initial planning for what is now Sawgrass West and Marsh
Landing in St. Johns County, Florida. Sawgrass West utilizes a unique
drainage concept developed by the team allowing maximum retention of the
lush habitat and is now headquarters for both the golf and tennis tour
- Experience in
Community Visioning, economic consulting, contract negotiations, financial
packaging, and coordination of public/private partnerships for development
- Over 20 years of
experience in the direction of multi-disciplinary project teams through
feasibility analysis, conceptual development, master planning and
- Project Director for
an interdisciplinary team providing market analysis master plan, economic
feasibility analysis, and first-phase design and construction
administration of a 6,000-acre resort development in the Bahamas. (1970)
- Directed the market
analysis, master plan, and economic analysis of a mixed-use development
near Walt Disney World, and assisted in arranging financing for the
first-phase construction of infrastructure and a 960-room hotel, now the
Hyatt at I-4 and US 192. (1971-1972)
- Chief Operating
Officer responsible for planning, design, construction, financial
administration, sales and property management for real-estate companies,
including a planned unit development with 240 rental apartments and an
office building, a 90-unit condominium complex, a 62-unit resort
condominium, and an 8,000-acre primary and secondary home development.
- Served as Director
of Engineering Systems and Office Manager for Computer Division.
Responsible for systems engineering and development of large computer
software systems. (1966-1969)
First Baptist Church Downtown, Jacksonville, Florida-1965-Present; Sunday
School Teacher 1965-Present; Deacon, 1966-Present; Chairman-Deacons, 3 years
in 1980’s, 1998 & 1999; Building Committee member for $18 million new
auditorium completed in 1993 and $16 million Children’s Education Building
completed in 2004 .
MS-University of Tennessee, 1965, BS
-Mississippi State University,
Licensed Real Estate Broker in the State
of Florida, Phi Kappa Phi, American Chamber of Commerce Executives.
BARBARA LUKE’S RESUME
- Assisted with
editing, facilitation, and benchmark development for Community Visioning
in Richmond MSA, Roanoke/Blacksburg, VA; Asheville, Union, Wilkes,
Cabarrus, Rutherford, and Global TransPark Region, NC; Pensacola,
Lakeland, St. Johns, St. Lucie and Bay County, FL; Gwinnett, Rockdale, and
Dalton, GA; Tuscaloosa and Mobile, AL; Lexington, KY; Spokane and Yakima
WA; Memphis, TN; Rapid City, SD; Schuylkill County and Harrisburg Region,
PA; Gillette, WY; Minot, ND and Curacao, N.A; and Saginaw County, MI.
Schoolteacher, music teacher
and performer, and owner of Truly Yours, a wedding consulting business
Accomplished musician with a
two harp CD’s.
Tennessee-1963, graduate work-Jacksonville University
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