Don Hunt

PrincipalThe Antero Company

Don has built his career around developing urban transportation solutions. As the Executive Director of the Colorado DOT, he moved the agency forward in intelligent transportation systems and roadway operations. …

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Don has built his career around developing urban transportation solutions. As the Executive Director of the Colorado DOT, he moved the agency forward in intelligent transportation systems and roadway operations. Don also served on national committees focusing on emerging connected and automated mobility. He is the founder of Mobility Choice, an ongoing public-private effort to ready the Denver region for technology-enabled mobility.

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Richard T Anderson

Director Emeritus | New York Building Congress

Richard T. Anderson, recently retired as President of New York Building Congress. Prior to accepting the role at the Building Congress in 1994, Anderson served as executive director of The …

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Richard T. Anderson, recently retired as President of New York Building Congress. Prior to accepting the role at the Building Congress in 1994, Anderson served as executive director of The Dallas Plan and as president of the Regional Plan Association.

He was the first elected President of the 40,000-member American Planning Association and served as chairman of its College of Fellows.

Anderson is a founding member of the American Institute of Certified Planners; a Member of the National Academy of Construction; a Director of the ACE Mentor Program of Greater New York, the Salvadori Center, and the National Building Museum; and a Trustee of Big Brothers/Big Sisters of New York City.

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Sallye Perrin

Director
Senior Vice PresidentWSP

Rodney Moss

Secretary and Treasurer
Senior Vice PresidentHunt

Rodney is S. Vice President of the Hunt Development Group, having previously been Sr. VP in Aon’s Infrastructure Solutions, and regional Chief Legal Officer for Balfour Beatty. He has served …

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Rodney is S. Vice President of the Hunt Development Group, having previously been Sr. VP in Aon’s Infrastructure Solutions, and regional Chief Legal Officer for Balfour Beatty. He has served AIAI for three years as the chair of the Law & Legislative committee and was instrumental in drafting the original P3 legislation in Texas and Florida. Rodney has 25 years experience in construction risk management and construction-related claims.

As Sr. Vice President and Regional Managing Director of the Construction Services Group for Aon Risk Solutions, Southwest Region, Rodney was a member of Aon’s Infrastructure Services Team, providing risk consultation to owners and contractors on debt and performance security solutions for P3 transactions.

Prior to joining Aon in April 2013, Rodney was Balfour Beatty Construction’s national Sr. VP for Public Private Partnerships and was instrumental in passing Texas’ P3 statute in 2011 and Florida’s similar P3 statute in 2013. Prior to his national P3 role, Rodney was Regional Sr. VP and Chief Legal Officer of a $1 billion region for 10 years responsible for all contract and risk management matters as well as quality control and scheduling.

Rodney was a partner in the Procurement and Construction Practice Group of the law firm of Bradley Arant Boult & Cummings in Birmingham, Alabama before joining Balfour Beatty. His experience included complex transactions and claims, including coverage disputes, on behalf of large general contractors.

Prior to and during law school, he was a mechanical design and field engineer in the design/build power plant sector between for 8 years.

Rodney has a B.S. in Mechanical Engineering from Texas A&M University and a law degree from Cumberland School of Law at Samford University.

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Salvatore Mancini

Senior AdvisorStar America

As Senior Advisor with Star America Infrastructure Partners, LLC., Mr. Mancini brings an unparalleled level of experience in the construction industry to Star America, with more than 40 years of …

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As Senior Advisor with Star America Infrastructure Partners, LLC., Mr. Mancini brings an unparalleled level of experience in the construction industry to Star America, with more than 40 years of increasing responsibilities working for some of the best construction companies.

Mr. Mancini joined Star America after retiring as the President and CEO of Skanska USA Civil, in which roles he served from 2000 to 2008. Mr. Mancini was integral to the growth and profitability of Skanska USA Civil, which became an enterprise with more than 5,000 employees and $2 billion annual revenues under his leadership. Projects performed by Skanska USA Civil under Mr. Mancini included the Air Train at JFK Airport; the Cooper River Bridge in Charleston, South Carolina; the Escambia Bridge in Pensacola, Florida; the Prado Dam in Southern, California; the transportation hub at the World Trade Center; and the recently awarded 2nd Avenue Subway project in New York City.

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Michael J. Garvin

Associate Professor | Myers-Lawson School of Construction at Virginia Tech

Michael J. Garvin is an associate professor in the Via Department of Civil & Environmental Engineering and a principal faculty member in the Myers-Lawson School of Construction at Virginia Tech. …

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Michael J. Garvin is an associate professor in the Via Department of Civil & Environmental Engineering and a principal faculty member in the Myers-Lawson School of Construction at Virginia Tech. He served as the associate director of the Myers-Lawson School from 2009-2012. His research and teaching focus on infrastructure development emphasizing policy and planning, investments and financing, and asset delivery and service.

He has a particular interest in the structure and effectiveness of project delivery systems and public-private partnerships. Garvin is a recipient of the Presidential Early Career Award for Scientists and Engineers (PECASE), which is the highest honor bestowed by the U.S. government on outstanding scientists and engineers beginning their independent careers. Garvin has served as principal investigator for over $1 million of research funded by the National Science Foundation, the Transportation Research Board, and the Virginia Center for Transportation Innovation & Research on alternative project delivery and public-private partnerships. He has spoken about public-private partnerships in many venues including the American Road and Transportation Builders Association’s Annual P3s in Transportation Conference, the Annual Meeting of the Transportation Research Board, and the Annual Meeting of AASHTO’s Sub-Committee on Construction.

Garvin serves on the editorial boards for the Engineering Project Organizations Journal, Journal of Infrastructure Systems and Public Works Management & Policy and is a specialty editor for the Journal of Construction Engineering & Management. He has authored or co-authored over 60 journal articles, conference papers, book chapters, white papers and reports. Garvin also has over 8 years of experience as an officer in the US Army Corps of Engineers and an engineering consultant. He received a BS in Civil Engineering from the United States Military Academy, and MS and PhD degrees from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology.

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Porter K. Wheeler

Principal Transportation Policy and Finance Independent Consultant

Porter K. Wheeler has specialized in transportation policy and infrastructure finance throughout a career of college teaching, government consulting, Budget Committee work on Capitol Hill, and over two decades of …

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Porter K. Wheeler has specialized in transportation policy and infrastructure finance throughout a career of college teaching, government consulting, Budget Committee work on Capitol Hill, and over two decades of private consulting and governmental advisory work. From 2005-2011 , he concentrated his efforts on toll road development and public-private partnership (P3) issues for the Maryland Transportation Authority, a state-wide public toll road authority, including a solicitation of interest in the I-270 Multi-Modal Corridor and a feasibility study for Nice Bridge reconstruction using a P3 approach.

Over the past two decades, Dr. Wheeler has provided a broad range of consultant services on behalf of US Department of Transportation and numerous state transportation agencies, regional authorities, study commissions, and toll road operators. These assignments regularly involved consideration of P3 approaches as public agencies struggled to meet growing demands for infrastructure improvements. In addition, he has advised governmental owners on structuring concessions and privatization of infrastructure facilities worldwide. He has authored numerous reports and white papers designed to inform a national audience and identified best practices to apply innovative financing for roadway, railroad, and intermodal improvements.

He was a member of the Transportation Research Board’s Committee on Finance and Taxation from 1994 to 2006 and served on the Executive Committee of the National Council on Public-Private Partnerships from 2007 to 2009. He served on the Board of the Canton Railroad Company, Baltimore, 1987-2013, and currently Chairs the Traffic Committee for Chevy Chase Village.

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William A. Marino

CHAIRMAN
Chief Executive Officer Star AmericaStar America

Founder of Star America and Managing Partner of Star America Infrastructure Partners, LLC, William A. Marino began his career in the surety field where he discovered his passion for construction …

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Founder of Star America and Managing Partner of Star America Infrastructure Partners, LLC, William A. Marino began his career in the surety field where he discovered his passion for construction insurance and bonding. Bill founded Allied North America, a “construction only” brokerage in 1979, laying the foundation for what developed into the largest private construction surety and insurance brokerage in the US. He sold his organization to Aon in 2009.

Today, Bill devotes his time to North American infrastructure and the development of Public Private Partnerships though his work at Star America. Bill’s intimate knowledge of the industry and the relationships he has developed over the years creates a strong foundation for the organization. Star America embodies Bill’s core principles of outstanding service, ethics and overall excellence

Star America was founded as a result of his vision to offer a financial services organization with deep seated industry knowledge and an innate ability to create joint venture and M & A opportunities and a strong vehicle for investing into America’s infrastructure.

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Nuria Haltiwanger

DIRECTOR
Chief Executive Officer ACS Infrastructure Development, Inc.ACS

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 …

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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.

For more information about ACS Group, please visit our website.

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Kent Marshall

Retired, Vice President and Director of Public-Private Partnerships | Granite Construction

Recently retired as Vice President and Director of Public Private Partnerships for Granite Construction, Kent Marshall brings extensive transportation and P3 leadership to AIAI. Mr. Marshall formerly directed the Public …

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Recently retired as Vice President and Director of Public Private Partnerships for Granite Construction, Kent Marshall brings extensive transportation and P3 leadership to AIAI. Mr. Marshall formerly directed the Public Private Partnership efforts for Granite Construction. His prior responsibilities include Business Development, Strategic Planning, Operations Planning, Mergers & Acquisitions, and Law. Mr. Marshall’s 18 years of experience at Granite has been focused on transportation.

Before joining Granite Construction, Mr. Marshall worked for Standard Oil, FMC and CRS Sirrine. He has lived, traveled, and/or worked in more than 50 countries. Kent currently sits on the ARTBA Board. He is a past President of its P3 Division and received its Outstanding Achievement Award in 2004. He also sits on the Board of the Elkhorn Slough Foundation (a Conservancy and Land Trust located in Moss Landing, CA). He holds degrees in business and law from the University of Kansas, the University of Denver, and the University of Chicago and is an active member of the Oregon State Bar.

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