Claudio is currently Director of Business Development for the dedicated Public-Private Partnership (P3) team within Johnson Controls that serves the North American market. He has 30+ years of experience in …Read more
Claudio is currently Director of Business Development for the dedicated Public-Private Partnership (P3) team within Johnson Controls that serves the North American market. He has 30+ years of experience in the building efficiency business providing solutions to clients that reduce their energy, operations and lifecycle costs while creating a more sustainable workplace. He is responsible for identifying and maintaining strategic relationships with key industry partners, market development and conducting research in support of the expansion of the company’s P3 business.
He has successfully led the JCI business development team across all phases of the P3 partnership delivery process and manages contract negotiation from market sounding through to financial close. Claudio has participated on many projects working with design, construction and financial team members to add a whole of life perspective to project design which considers operations and energy in reducing costs and mitigating operational risk. As part of the P3 management team, Johnson Controls has combined to win (39) thirty-nine projects in the North American P3 market of which thirty-four are currently in operation which makes them the most experienced operator in the social infrastructure market.Read Less
Mr. Barona is Chief Executive Officer of VINCI Concessions North America. Mr. Barona joined the VINCI Group in July 2021 in charge of North America and is located in Dallas, TX. Prior …Read more
Mr. Barona is Chief Executive Officer of VINCI Concessions North America.
Mr. Barona joined the VINCI Group in July 2021 in charge of North America and is located in Dallas, TX.
Prior to joining VINCI, he spent almost 17 years in Ferrovial Group, leading Cintra´s North America Business Development team from 2010 until 2013, being Global Director of the Corporate Development Department for the Airport Division from 2013 to 2018 and County Manager for Cintra in Australia from 2018 to 2021
Mr. Barona is a graduate for Business Administration in ICADE, holds an MBA degree by IESE Business School and is a Chartered Financial Analyst.
Marshall Macomber is AIAI’s Senior Policy Advisor and President of ThinkP3, where he brings his deep knowledge of Federal policy, the legislative process and political communications to help grow the …Read more
Marshall Macomber is AIAI’s Senior Policy Advisor and President of ThinkP3, where he brings his deep knowledge of Federal policy, the legislative process and political communications to help grow the P3 marketplace. Prior to ThinkP3, Macomber served in government for over twelve years in Washington, DC, working in the U.S. House of Representatives as a top aide to a senior Member of Congress. Macomber started ThinkP3 after seeing the potential for Public-Private Partnerships to help provide government services in tight fiscal environments.
In government, Macomber was Chief of Staff to Congressman Mike Rogers of Alabama. He oversaw all legislative and communications strategy for Rogers, a senior Member of Congress serving on the Agriculture, Armed Services and Homeland Security committees. Rogers was also the founder and co-chair of the Congressional Caucus on Public-Private Partnerships, or P3 Caucus. Macomber was also a Rail Policy Advisor on the Homeland Security Committee under Chairman Peter King (NY). Before being appointed Chief of Staff, Macomber served as Rogers’ Press Secretary. Outside of government, Macomber has been active in political campaigns, helping raise money and providing strategic advice for Congressional candidates. Prior to his career in government, Macomber worked for C-SPAN Television in community relations, marketing and media.Read Less
As Director of Communications for AIAI, Carol is responsible for the oversight and management of the Association’s marketing efforts and brand integrity. She brings a solid knowledge and expertise of …Read more
As Director of Communications for AIAI, Carol is responsible for the oversight and management of the Association’s marketing efforts and brand integrity. She brings a solid knowledge and expertise of all things marketing, while adding a positive will-do attitude to every project. Carol is an experienced professional with a demonstrated history of successes in the marketing and advertising industry, and is determined and personable with a knack for nurturing professional relationships. A problem solver and plate spinner with a dedicated work ethic and enthusiasm, Carol works alongside the team and contributes to the growth and development of AIAI.Read Less
Lisa Buglione is Executive Director of AIAI. With more than 20 years of high-profile management and operations experience, Ms. Buglione oversees every aspect of AIAI’s operations and national public outreach …Read more
Lisa Buglione is Executive Director of AIAI. With more than 20 years of high-profile management and operations experience, Ms. Buglione oversees every aspect of AIAI’s operations and national public outreach initiatives. From coordinating regional and national conferences to creating game-changing organizational operations strategies, Ms. Buglione is instrumental to AIAI’s rapid growth in terms of membership, brand awareness and prolific organizational expansion across the country.
Prior to her role at AIAI, Lisa was Vice President of Star America – one of the country’s preeminent infrastructure asset management firms. Before her time at Star, Lisa was the Director of Marketing and Corporate Communications for Allied North America, one of the country’s largest national construction insurance brokerages, overseeing the coordination and communication of the firm’s internal departments and client relations.
There, Ms. Buglione spearheaded the creation and launch of a new national external and internal branding strategy. Proving herself as interactive, collaborative and consultative leader, she assembled, coached and inspired cross-functional teams, consistently identifying and translating customer needs, market opportunities and industry dynamics into timely, value-added, customer-centric solutions that drove revenue, profit, market share and shareholder value.
Ms. Buglione plays a vital role in leading the organization’s nationwide recruitment efforts with analytical project and client research, current market conditions analysis and legislative liaising to help build the organization’s support structure while concurrently promoting national Public-Private Partnership (P3) growth.Read Less
Mr. Kusha is Plenary America’s Senior Vice President and Group Head for Project Development and Partnering. In this role, he leads project development across all sectors. He is responsible for …Read more
Mr. Kusha is Plenary America’s Senior Vice President and Group Head for Project Development and Partnering. In this role, he leads project development across all sectors. He is responsible for development, identification and assessment of new opportunities, as well as interaction with owners. He positions Plenary with appropriate project sponsors and selects partners through leveraging industry relationships.
Prior to joining Plenary, Sia served as Senior Vice President and Senior Managing Director of AECOM’s Design and Consulting Services Integrated Delivery group in the Americas. In that role, he was the firm’s Chief Strategy and Development officer for P3 and DB projects in the continent.
A thirty nine-year veteran of the industry, Sia is a highly experienced program and project executive who has delivered a variety of infrastructure programs for a diverse range of public and private clients. He has been instrumental in Integrated Delivery policy development in United States and has helped public owners develop design-build and P3 legislation, programs, project pipelines and procurement processes in Arizona, Florida, Georgia, North Carolina, West Virginia and Virginia.
Chosen as a fellow of the American Council of Engineering Companies, ACEC, for his outstanding service to the industry with regards to integrated delivery policy development and procurement of professional services, Mr. Kusha is an industry expert who has deep relationships with elected and appointed officials, public sector owners, as well as private sector sponsors, developers and contractors in the US and abroad.
Mr. Kusha is a graduate of University of Wisconsin – Madison, with degrees in Civil and Environmental Engineering and is a Registered Professional Engineer in FL, GA, NC, WI, MN, and AZ.Read Less
Sam Chai is President of Kiewit Development Company, the project investment and development arm of Kiewit. As president, Sam leads a highly motivated, cross-border team of investment and development professionals …Read more
Sam Chai is President of Kiewit Development Company, the project investment and development arm of Kiewit. As president, Sam leads a highly motivated, cross-border team of investment and development professionals in North America focused on landmark projects across a broad range of energy and infrastructure sectors.
Since joining Kiewit in 2013, Sam has served as Head of Finance, Head of Asset Development and Chief Operating Officer. Under Sam’s leadership, Kiewit has developed and invested in notable P3 projects including the Goethals Bridge Replacement Project in New York/New Jersey, the Tłı̨chǫ All-Season Road project in the Northwest Territories, the Waterloo Light Rail Transit and Confederation Line Extension projects in Ontario, the Southwest Calgary Ring Road project in Alberta, and the Central 70 project in Colorado.
Prior to joining Kiewit, Sam was Vice President in the infrastructure advisory and development group at a global investment bank, where he led numerous development pursuits, investor relation activities, and financial advisory engagements for both public and private clients.Read Less
Mark Romoff is President and Chief Executive Officer of The Canadian Council for Public-Private Partnerships (CCPPP). Established in 1993, CCPPP’s mission is to promote innovative approaches to infrastructure development and …Read more
Mark Romoff is President and Chief Executive Officer of The Canadian Council for Public-Private Partnerships (CCPPP). Established in 1993, CCPPP’s mission is to promote innovative approaches to infrastructure development and service delivery through public-private partnerships with all levels of government.
Previously, Mark was founding President and CEO of the Ontario Centres of Excellence, Canada’s leading innovation, technology commercialization and entrepreneurship development organization.
Over his twenty five year career with the government of Canada, Mark served as Executive Director in the Department of Industry and as a senior diplomat in the Department of Foreign Affairs and International Trade, serving in Nigeria, Mexico, Malaysia, Japan and the United States.
He is a member of the Board of Directors of the Central Canadian Public Television Association (PBS-WNED), the Empire Club of Canada, the i-CANADA Governors Council; the World Economic Forum “Strategic Infrastructure Initiative” Advisory Committee; and is Vice-Chair of the United Nations Economic Commission for Europe Team of Specialists on Public-Private Partnerships Governing Council.
He earned a Bachelor of Science from McGill University, a Masters in Applied Science from the University of Waterloo, and is a graduate of the Harvard University Kennedy School of Government Senior Executives Program and the Directors Education Program of the Canadian Institute of Corporate Directors and holds the ICD.D (Certified Director) designation. Mark is also a recipient of the 2012 Queen Elizabeth II Diamond Jubilee Medal.Read Less