6th Annual P3 Forum — April 29, 2021, at 1:00 pm EDT
Please join the Center for Transportation Public-Private Partnership (P3) Policy at George Mason University’s Schar School of Policy and Government on April 29, 2021, for its P3 Spring Forum. The forum will be held virtually from 1:00 pm to 4:00 pm EDT and aims to engage with industry leaders and the academic community to discuss pressing issues surrounding P3s for highways, transit, and the future of mobility.
Stay after the event to network with industry professionals and students in the transportation, public policy, and P3 sectors.
Shannon Valentine was appointed Secretary of Transportation by Governor Ralph Northam in January 2018, and oversees a $6 billion multimodal transportation system crossing seven agencies with more than 10,000 employees. As Secretary, she also serves as Chair of the Commonwealth Transportation Board (CTB).
Currently the President of VINCI Highways, VINCI Concessions’ road mobility subsidiary, and as Executive Vice President of VINCI Concessions. Ms. Marcos has extensive experience in managing and operating toll highways given her previous roles as the Chief Operating Officer for the Chicago Skyway, the Chief Information Officer for the Indiana Toll Road, and the Chief Executive Officer for the North Tarrant Express and the LBJ Express projects. Before joining VINCI Highways in September 2020, Ms. Marcos served as President of CINTRA US.
Panelists & Moderators
Simon J. Santiago
Leader of East Coast operations for Nossaman’s Infrastructure group, Simon has handled contractual, procurement, development and construction issues for some of the largest public works projects in the U.S.
Currently the Deputy Director for the I-495 & I-270 P3 Office for MDOT SHA. He is responsible for leading the development and delivery of the $9-11 B I-495 & I-270 P3 Program. Prior to this position, he was MDOT SHA’s Chief of Innovative Contracting, leading the planning, development and delivery of over $500 M in projects. Jeff is a licensed Professional Engineer in Maryland and a Designated Design-Build Professional.
Graduated with a Master in Economics from George Mason University and MBA from Duke University. He worked on Wall Street for several years and spent the last 20 years or so in P3s projects. Approximately 14 years at Skanska where he led their project finance group and many of their development projects including several internationally. Amando has been Treasurer for Transurban North America for the last 2 years.
Currently the VP at Fluor. She is responsible for Infrastructure O&M globally and personally involved with 5 P3s in the DC region.
Dr. Carter B. Casady
Senior Fellow in the Center and is a Lecturer in Economics and Finance at University College London’s Bartlett School of Sustainable Construction. His research focuses on the institutionalization and governance of infrastructure public-private partnerships (PPPs). Dr. Casady has published extensively in the fields of public administration and public policy, including numerous book chapters and peer-reviewed articles in journals such as Public Management Review, Public Performance and Management Review, Construction Management and Economics, Transport Policy, and Sustainability.
Josh’s career has focused on public-private partnerships for sustainable urban infrastructure. As Director of Strategy and Business Development at Via, Josh works with cities and transit agencies around the world to design innovative public mobility services. Josh joined Via from BCG, where he advised corporations and public agencies on a range of strategic issues. Previously, he practiced corporate law with Skadden Arps, where his practice focused on project finance and related transactions involving renewable energy and transportation projects. Earlier in his career, he served on the staff of the White House Council of Economic Advisers. Among other topics, Josh advised on the Obama Administration’s proposal for a National Infrastructure Bank. He is Vice President for Education of YPI.
Director at Quantified Ventures, an impact investment intermediary firm that specializes in structuring outcomes-based financing, primarily through outcomes-based contracts and Environmental Impact Bonds (EIBs). As the head of the Urban and Coastal Resilience practice, he structures outcomes-based investments that help state and local issuers finance projects to manage stormwater, mitigate flooding, and prepare for disasters.
Rohit T. “Rit” Aggarwala
An executive-in-residence at Closed Loop Partners, an investment firm focused on the circular economy, and a Senior Fellow at the Urban Tech Hub at the Jacobs Cornell-Technion Institute at Cornell Tech. He also teaches urban policy at Columbia University, and recently chaired the Regional Plan Association’s Fourth Regional Plan for the New York metropolitan area. Until 2020, Rit was a member of the founding team at Sidewalk Labs, where he was Head of Urban Systems and led its mobility and sustainability work. Prior to that, Rit spent five years at Bloomberg Philanthropies, where started the foundation’s environmental grantmaking program, served as President of the Board of the C40 Cities Climate Leadership Group, and led the sustainability practice at Bloomberg Associates.
Senior Vice President of Development for AlphaStruxure, a joint venture between The Carlyle Group and Schneider Electric that provides custom decentralized energy infrastructure for public and private sector organizations. Nicole brings over 20 years of experience spanning clean and alternative energy, finance and investment, commercialization of innovation, strategy and professional services. Prior to AlphaStruxure, Nicole was Strategy and Market Development Director for Mortenson’s Integrated Energy Solutions business, implementing electrified transportation systems, microgrids, distributed energy resources and utility grid modernization. Nicole also brings extensive industry experience as a leader in large-scale renewable energy development, helping deliver $2.5 billion of capital investment in renewable energy generation facilities in Canada for NextEra Energy Resources.