2016 Keynote Speakers

Deborah Flint

Executive Director
Los Angeles World Airports (LAWA)

John Hickenlooper

State of Colorado

Harvey Hilderbran

Executive Director
Texas Facilities Commission

Mayor Michael Hancock

City and County of Denver

2016 Partial List of Speakers

Albert Dotson

Partner, Government Relations & Land Development Practice Group Leader
Bilzin Sumberg Baena Price & Axelrod LLP.

Andrea Warfield

Director, O&M

Andrée Blais


Angela Berry Roberson

Corporate Diversity and Contract Compliance Director
Ferrovial Agroman

Belen Marcos

United States President

Beth Zafonte

Director of Economic Development Services
Akerman LLP

Bill Hale

Chief Engineer

Bill Malarkey

Senior Vice President – Strategy and Market Development
Severn Trent – North America

Blanding Beatty

Vice President
Century Investment Partners

Bob Hunt

Senior Vice President

Bob Shepko

Division President
Balfour Beatty Campus Solutions

Bob Swerdling

Swerdling & Associates

Brandon Kelley

Vice President, Corporate Strategy at U.S. Facilities, Inc
US Facilities

Brian Cullen

PERC Water

Brian Jiguere

Senior Compliance Officer
Landon & Rian Enterprises, Inc.

Bryan Kendro

‎Vice President of Project Development
Star America

Carol Rosenfeld

Senior Finance Analyst
Environmental Finance Center, UNC-Chapel Hill

Chad Crandell


Charles Johnson

President and Chief Executive Officer
Johnson Consulting

Charles Renner

Husch Blackwell LLP

Chris Rick

Project Director, Alternative Financing and Procurement
PCL Construction

Christopher Yontz

Managing Partner
Century HealthRealty

Chuck Haines

Director of Capital Development
University of California, Santa Barbara

Claudio Andreetta

Director, Business Development, Public-Private Partnerships (P3)
Johnson Controls

Dale Bonner

Executive Chairman
Plenary Concessions

Dan Marsh

Senior Program Manager
NDC HEDC Public-Private Partnerships

Daniel M. Feitelberg

Vice Chancellor, Planning and Budget
University of California, Merced Campus

Daniel Sugarman

Managing Director
KWP Capital

David Spector

Director of HPTE
Colorado Department of Transportation

Dawn P. Bookhardt

Vice Chair
Metropolitan State University of Denver

Dennis Norvet

Senior Vice President
Skanska USA

Diana Parks

Vice President
Tutor Perini Corporation

Don Hunt

Senior Fellow
Buechner Institute for Governance, University of Colorado Denver-School of Public Affairs

Ed Crowston

Chief Executive Officer
First Solutions

Elizabeth Weber


Eric Petersen

Hawkins Delafield & Wood LLP

Frank Rapoport

Peckar & Abramson

Geoff Eisenacher

Vice President of Business Development
Corvias Campus Living

Geoffery Stricker

Managing Director
Edgemoor Infrastructure & Real Estate

George M. Burgess

Chief Operating Officer, Co-Chair of PPP Group
Becker & Poliakoff

Graeme Mitchell

Assistant Vice President, Facilities
University of the Pacific

Hans Detlefsen

Hotel Appraisers & Advisors, LLC

Ignacio Barandiaran


Jack A. Callahan

Partner, Construction Industry Practice Leader

Jason Taylor

Vice President
The Scion Group LLC

Jay Lindgren

Dorsey & Whitney LLP

Jeff Goodale

Leader of Justice Practice

Jeff W. Graham

Executive Director- Real Estate
University of California, San Diego

Jeffrey A. Hughes

Lecturer and Director, Environmental Finance Center
University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill

Jennifer Bales Drake

Becker & Poliakoff

Jessica Murray

Vice President of Strategic Initiatives
The Walsh Group

Jesús Nava

Chief Administrative Officer
Santa Clara Valley Water District

Jill Jamieson

Managing Director
JLL’s Public Institutions team

Joe Lewis

Business Transformation Group

Joe Sarnovsky

Executive Vice President, CFO
Seminole State College

Joe Wingerter

Director of P3 Project Development

John Gormley

Dir, Planning,Design&Constr
California State University Channel Islands

John Larue

Executive Director
Port of Corpus Christi Authority

John Medina

Vice President - Senior Analyst
Moody's Investors Service

John Parkinson

Executive Director
AIAI – the Association for the Improvement of American Infrastructure

Jon Godsmark

Senior Vice President
Ernst & Young Infrastructure Advisors

Jonathan Trutt

Executive Director
West Coast Infrastructure Exchange (WCX)

Jong Sook Nee

McManimon, Scotland & Baumann

José Luis Moscovich

Executive Vice President
Project Finance Advisory

Joseph M. Coyle

University Student Living

Judson Greif

Government Affairs Analyst
K&L Gates

Karen Kedem

VP and Senior Analyst Higher Education
Moody's Investors Service

Kevin Pula

Research Analyst
National Conference of State Legislatures

Korin Crawford

FUSE Executive Fellow | Office of the City Administrative Officer
City of Los Angeles

Krista Ferrell

Director of Strategic Programs
National Association of State Procurement Officials (NASPO)

Lee Weintraub

Shareholder - Vice Chair, Construction Law and Litigation
Becker & Poliakoff

Lindsay Stowell

Manager, Infrastructure

Lynnette Slater Crandall

Co-Chair of Public-Private Project Development
Dorsey & Whitney LLP

Mark Linsenmayer

Public-Private Partnership Manager
Los Angeles County Metropolitan Transportation Authority

Mark McClenaghan

Director, P3 Operations Americas
Johnson Controls

Mark Melson

Chief Operating Officer
Star America Infrastructure Partners

Mark Purcell

Vice President
Starwood Hotels & Resorts Worldwide

Mark Strauss

Senior Vice President of Corporate Strategy and Business Development
American Water

Mary Campbell

Vice President - Business Development
SUEZ of North America

Mary Scott Nabers

President & CEO
Strategic Partnerships, Inc.

Matt Girard

Plenary Concessions

Maura Gast

Executive Director
Irving Convention and Visitors Bureau

Michael Cheroutes

Colorado Center for Infrastructure Investment

Michael Deane

Executive Director
National Association of Water Companies

Michael Morris

Managing Partner
Cana Development

Michael S. Zetlin

Senior Partner
Zetlin & De Chiara LLP

Miguel A. Santana

City Administrative Officer
City of Los Angeles

Mike Hayden

Chief Operating Officer
Kentucky Communications Network Authority

Mike Lee

KentuckyWired Operations Co. LLC

Mike Marasco

Plenary Concessions

Nicholas Hann

Executive Director - Infrastructure Group
Macquarie Group

Norman Dong

Commissioner of the Public Buildings Service (PBS)
U.S. General Services Administration (GSA)

Orion Fulton

Associate Principal

Patricia de la Peña

Nossaman LLP

Patrick Cairo

Senior Vice President, Corporate Development
SUEZ North America

Patrick Hughes

Dressman Benzinger LaVelle

Patrick Russell

Managing Director, Education & Nonprofit Group
Wells Fargo

Peter Joseph

Executive Director
Invest In the USA (IIUSA)

Philippe Rapin

Director Transaction Advisory Americas
Mott MacDonald

Phillip Ray

Vice Chancellor for Business Affairs
Texas A&M University System

Ramon Villaamil

Chief Operating Officer
ACS Infrastructure Development

Ray Hallquist

Vice President of Special Projects
Kiewit Building Group

Renee Lamb

Project Manager
Texas Department of Transportation

Rex Bush

Assistant Chief Engineer

Rob Hunden

Hunden Strategic Partners

Robert E. Slockbower

Director of Programs
U.S. Army Corps of Engineers

Robert Hinkle

Corporate Affairs Director
NTE Mobility Partners & LBJ Infrastructure Group

Robert Sloposky

Group Director - Senior Vice President
Signature Bank

Robert Utsey

Senior Vice President - Business Development
Skanska USA

Rodney L. Moss

Senior Vice President and Regional Managing Director
AON Risk Services

Russell Dykstra

Spencer Fane Britt & Browne LLP

Samara Barend

Senior Vice President and PPP Director for North America

Samuel Franco

Center for Alternative Finance and Procurement

Santiago Klein

McBains Cooper

Seth Merewitz

Best Best & Krieger LLP

Shannan Nelson

Director of Business Operations
University of Kansas

Stephen Gallo

Former Executive Director of the Bayonne Municipal Utilities Authority
Bayonne Municipal Utilities Authority

Steve Dwitt

Senior Vice President Business Development
ACS Infrastructure Development, Inc.

Steve Meininger

Senior Vice President and Managing Director, Operations Management Services

Stuart Marks

Senior Vice President
Plenary Group

Susan Hart Ridley

Associate Vice Chancellor
University System of Georgia’

Timothy Merriweather

Executive Director
Texas Infrastructure Council

Tony Gill

Global Director, P3 Buildings
IBI Group Inc.

Troy Schulte

City Manager
Kansas City

William T. Eliopoulos

Rutan & Tucker, LLP