Nuria Haltiwanger is the Chief Executive Officer for ACS Infrastructure Development and ACS Infrastructure Canada, the North American equity investment, financing and long-term operations and maintenance subsidiaries of the ACS Group, focused on developing and operating infrastructure projects in North America via alternative procurement methods, such as public-private partnership (PPP) and design-build-finance (DBF). She is a member of the Board of Directors of ACS Infrastructure as well as each of the various subsidiaries executing the North American projects.
ACS Group is a leading international infrastructure development and construction company with a presence in 61 countries and annual net sales in 2016 of approximately $35 billion. ACS Group leads the ranking of major global concession groups as the “World’s Largest Transportation Developer” by Public Works Financing and is currently ranked #1 on the Engineering News Record 2016 Top 250 International Contractors. Some of the construction firms owned by ACS Group which are established and based across America include Dragados USA, Turner Construction, and Flatiron Construction, as well as regional contractors: Prince Contracting in Florida, Pulice Construction in Arizona, J.F. White Contracting in Massachusetts, and both Schiavone Construction and John P. Picone in the New York/New Jersey Metropolitan Area.
Under Ms. Haltiwanger’s direction, ACS Infrastructure has solidified its position as a market leader in PPP/DBF projects in North America, with a current portfolio of 14 PPP projects totaling approximately $20 billion, including Florida’s $1.7 Billion I-595 Express Project, which was the first availability payment-based PPP project in the U.S. and which has been successfully operating for three years. ACS Infrastructure’s U.S. portfolio also includes, the $1.1 Billion SH-288 Toll Lanes Project and $700 Million Harbor Bridge Project (both in Texas), the $557 Million Portsmouth Bypass Project in Ohio (the first PPP project for the Ohio Department of Transportation), the Angels Flight Project in Los Angeles, California (the City of LA’s first PPP project), and the Pre-Development Agreement for the Mid-Currituck Bridge in North Carolina. In addition to the U.S. projects, Ms. Haltiwanger also oversees ACS Infrastructure’s Canadian portfolio, which includes 10 major PPP transportation projects, including the CAD $5.5 Billion Eglinton Crosstown Light Rail Project in Toronto (one of the largest Canadian PPP projects in history).
Ms. Haltiwanger joined ACS Infrastructure in 2009, where she acted as General Counsel and Senior Vice President in North America, overseeing the legal and commercial risk assessment and management of the companies. Prior to joining ACS Infrastructure, she worked in project finance with a focus on concession-based infrastructure, as well as energy (including renewable energy) projects, the financing of hydro-electric facilities, coal-fired and gas-fired power plants, liquid natural gas facilities, wind farms and ethanol facilities, as well as merger and acquisition transactions.
Ms. Haltiwanger was born in Georgia and earned her Juris Doctorate at Georgetown University Law Center, and BAs in Economics, International Studies and Political Science from the University of Miami.
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