Brad Segal

Progressive Urban Management Associates, Inc.
Denver, CO

P.U.M.A.’s founder and president, Brad Segal, has extensive experience in downtown management and community development as both a practitioner and consultant. A self-proclaimed “urban therapist,” Brad is one of the nation’s leading authorities on downtown trends and issues, reinventing downtown management organizations and forming business improvement districts to finance them, and pioneering efforts to create healthy communities. Prior to establishing P.U.M.A. in 1993, he designed and managed economic development programs as senior director of the Downtown Denver Partnership.

Brad is well-known as a featured speaker on downtown issues in international, national and regional forums and is a lecturer in the University of Colorado Denver’s master’s degree program in urban and regional planning. He has served four terms on the board of directors of the International Downtown Association and is a past president of Downtown Colorado, Inc. Brad holds a master’s in business administration from Columbia University and a bachelor’s degree in urban analysis from the University of California at Berkeley.