"Inframation’s US P3 Forum is by far the most relevant conference for developers, financiers and those who are active in the space and I wouldn’t miss the opportunity to interact with colleagues, exchange ideas and learn about upcoming trends."
ACS Infrastructure Canada and ACS Infrastructure Development, Inc. are the North American subsidiaries of Iridium Concesiones de Infraestructuras, S.A. (“Iridium”), the concession arm of Actividades de Construcciones y Servicios S.A. (“ACS Group”). The ACS Group is ranked first in ENR’s “The Top 250 International Contractors” list and has over 162,000 employees, a presence in over 50 countries and annual net sales in 2012 of €38.4 billion (approximately $50 billion). In addition, ACS Group has consistently been ranked first among the list of World Top Transportation Developers by Public Works Financing Magazine, ranking as the leading concession group in the world from 1994 through 2005 and from 2007 through 2012. ACS Group has over 40 years of experience in leading and developing concession projects around the world, and has successfully participated in over 152 public private partnerships to date. Its current infrastructure portfolio includes 28 highway projects, 5 railways and 12 public facilities, including bridges, transport hubs, airports, parking structures, social infrastructure and ports.
At a time of significant change in the legal industry, we are determined to continue leading the market as we have done throughout our 86-year history.
We will do this by ensuring we always challenge ourselves to bring new and original ways of thinking to the complex legal challenges our clients face.
Over the past year we have worked with some of the world’s leading businesses on transactions that have changed their industries. These include: advising Ahold on its merger with Delhaize to create Europe’s largest listed food retailer and the fifth largest in the U.S. with 6,500 stores; working on Anheuser-Busch Inbev’s takeover of SABMiller plc – the largest commercial loan in the history of the global loan markets at USD75bn; advising on the ground-breaking Coral South Floating LNG project in Mozambique across eight A&O offices; and advising Cagamas on the largest ‘dim sum bond’ in Southeast Asia and the world’s first offshore renminbi bond issued by a mortgage company.
Building on our long heritage enables us to attract the most talented people and continue to deliver this level of innovation with and for our clients.
To support our clients’ international strategies, we have built a truly global network now spanning 44 offices in 31 countries. We have also developed strong ties with relationship law firms in over 100 countries where we do not have a presence. This network makes us one of the largest and most connected law firms in the world, with a global reach and local depth that is simply unrivalled.
Global coverage in today’s market does not simply mean having offices in important cities around the world. For us, it means combining our international resources and sector expertise to work on cross-border transactions directly in the markets and regions important to our clients.
Assured Guaranty is the leading provider of municipal bond insurance and other applications of financial guaranty insurance. We guarantee scheduled principal and interest payments when due on municipal, public infrastructure and structured financings.
Helping clients overcome the challenges of competing in the global economy through a new type of thinking and a different mindset.
We understand that in a rapidly changing legal market, clients have new expectations, constantly evolving choices and operate in an environment of heightened reputational and commercial risk. Our strength is our ability to solve complex legal problems by collaborating across borders and practice areas, using transformative technology and dealing with people with empathy.
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From local communities to global markets, we are dedicated to shaping the future responsibly and helping clients thrive in a changing world.
“Bank of America Merrill Lynch” is the marketing name for the global banking and global markets businesses of Bank of America Corporation. Bank of America is a marketing name for the Retirement Services business of Bank of America Corporation. Lending, derivatives, and other commercial banking activities are performed globally by banking affiliates of Bank of America Corporation, including Bank of America, N.A., Member FDIC. Securities, strategic advisory, and other investment banking activities are performed globally by investment banking affiliates of Bank of America Corporation (“Investment Banking Affiliates”), including, in the United States, BofA Securities, Inc., Merrill Lynch, Pierce, Fenner & Smith Incorporated, and Merrill Lynch Professional Clearing Corp., all of which are registered broker-dealers and Members of SIPC, and in other jurisdictions, by locally registered entities. BofA Securities, Inc., Merrill Lynch, Pierce, Fenner & Smith Incorporated and Merrill Lynch Professional Clearing Corp. are registered as futures commission merchants with the CFTC and are members of the NFA.
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Since our founding in 1913, Chapman and Cutler has focused on finance. We have represented market participants in all aspects of banking, corporate finance and securities, and public finance transactions since our inception.
Our firm consistently develops innovative and practical legal solutions for complex financial transactions. In addition to traditional financings, we are widely recognized for our experience in specific areas of finance, including leveraged leasing and other lease finance, asset securitization, and pooled investment products including defined portfolios and mutual funds. As part of our finance-oriented practice, Chapman represents creditors, indenture trustees and other financial market participants in bankruptcy proceedings, workouts and restructurings. In the area of public finance, our firm ranks among the leading law firms in the country serving as bond, underwriter's and disclosure counsel.
To complement Chapman's finance focus, we have a substantial general corporate practice involving the representation of business entities in mergers and acquisitions, divestitures, joint ventures, employee benefits, environmental, administrative and regulatory law, and litigation. We also provide personalized estate and gift planning, traditional probate legal services and sophisticated tax planning.
We invite you to explore what makes us unique, our work with clients, our talented people, and our insight and perspective.
Cintra is the leading private-sector transportation infrastructure company in the world, with experience spanning 50 years of innovative highway development on four continents.
We provide the maximum value in each project, managing all phases of the life cycle of assets.
Today its portfolio of 24 concessions includes more than 912.2 miles of managed highways globally, representing a total global investment in roadway improvements of over €18.5 B. We currently operate in 9 countries: United States, Canada, United Kingdom, Spain, Portugal, Slovakia, Ireland, Colombia and Australia.
With US headquarters in Austin, Texas, Cintra manages over €8.2 B of infrastructure projects in the United States and more than €4.1 B of infrastructure projects in Canada.
We have a highly specialised team who develops and manages this uniquely complex and high-value asset portfolio.
Citi's mission is to serve as a trusted partner to our clients by responsibly providing financial services that enable growth and economic progress. Our core activities are safeguarding assets, lending money, making payments and accessing the capital markets on behalf of our clients. We have 200 years of experience helping our clients meet the world's toughest challenges and embrace its greatest opportunities. We are Citi, the global bank – an institution connecting millions of people across hundreds of countries and cities.
Fitch Ratings is a leading provider of credit ratings, commentary and research. Dedicated to providing value beyond the rating through independent and prospective credit opinions, Fitch Ratings offers global perspectives shaped by strong local market experience and credit market expertise. The additional context, perspective and insights we provide help investors to make important credit judgements with confidence.
Fitch Group is a global leader in financial information, providing critical insights that inform better decision-making in financial markets. With operations in more than 30 countries, Fitch Group is comprised of: Fitch Ratings, a global leader in credit ratings and research; Fitch Solutions, an authority in credit and macro intelligence providing fixed-income products and services to the global financial community; and Fitch Learning, a preeminent source of training and professional development. Fitch Group is owned by Hearst, a leader in diversified media, information and services.
John Laing is an international originator, active investor and manager of infrastructure projects. We are focused on major transport, energy, social and environmental infrastructure projects in regions of the world where we have expertise and where there is a legal and commercial environment supportive of long term investment. We hold a portfolio of investments in projects awarded under government backed Public-Private Partnership (PPP) programmes and renewable energy projects, across a range of international markets including the Europe, Asia Pacific and North America.
We typically invest at the greenfield, pre-construction stage. We apply our management, engineering and technical expertise and invest equity and subordinated debt into special purpose companies which have rights to the underlying infrastructure asset.
We are a leading name in our core international markets and chosen sectors, with investments in more than 130 projects in the last 30 years.
At Kiewit, the projects we deliver make a difference, and we offer opportunities for you to make one, too. Our construction and engineering professionals work on some of the industry’s most complex, challenging and rewarding projects – whether it’s boring tunnels through mountains, turning rivers into energy, or building bridges that connect communities. Kiewit people tackle important projects of every size, in any market. Start your Kiewit adventure today at kiewitjobs.com. Kiewit is one of North America’s largest and most respected construction and engineering organizations. With its roots dating back to 1884, the employee-owned organization operates through a network of subsidiaries in the United States, Canada, and Mexico. Kiewit offers construction and engineering services in a variety of markets including transportation; oil, gas and chemical; power; building; water/wastewater; and mining. Kiewit had 2017 revenues of $8.7 billion and employs 22,000 staff and craft employees.
At Macquarie we uncover the opportunities others may miss. Our culture promotes innovation, balanced with robust risk management, to realise opportunity for our clients, community and shareholders.
We are a diversified financial group providing clients with asset management, banking, advisory and risk and capital solutions across debt, equity and commodities.
Headquartered in Sydney and with offices in over 25 countries, it is the breadth of our operations, combined with a strong capital position and risk management framework, that has contributed to our 49-year record of unbroken profitability.
Milbank is a premier international law firm handling high-profile, complex cases and business transactions through 12 offices worldwide. Our offices work together on an integrated basis, giving us an extraordinary global presence and allowing us to serve a client base that includes the world's leading companies and financial institutions. Milbank is internationally recognized as a leader in major corporate/finance transactions (such as M&A, structured finance, banking, capital markets and project and transportation finance), litigation (including complex commercial, intellectual property, securities and white collar), financial restructuring, and trusts and estates.
Moody's Investors Service is a leading provider of credit ratings, research, and risk analysis. Moody's commitment and expertise contributes to transparent and integrated financial markets. The firm's ratings and analysis track debt covering more than 135 sovereign nations, approximately 5,000 non-financial corporate issuers, 4,000 financial institutions issuers, 18,000 public finance issuers, 11,000 structured finance transactions, and 1,000 infrastructure and project finance issuers. Moody's Investors Service is a subsidiary of Moody's Corporation (NYSE: MCO), which reported revenue of $4.2 billion in 2017, employs approximately 12,300 people worldwide and maintains a presence in 42 countries.
S&P Global Ratings is the world’s leading provider of independent credit ratings. Our ratings are essential to driving growth, providing transparency and helping educate market participants so they can make decisions with confidence. We have more than 1 million credit ratings outstanding on government, corporate, financial sector and structured finance entities and securities. We offer an independent view of the market built on a unique combination of broad perspective and local insight. We provide our opinions and research about relative credit risk; market participants gain independent information to help support the growth of transparent, liquid debt markets worldwide.
S&P Global Ratings is a division of S&P Global (NYSE: SPGI), which provides essential intelligence for individuals, companies and governments to make decisions with confidence. For more information, visit www.spglobal.com/ratings.
Transurban has connected communities since 1996. From Melbourne’s CityLink to Sydney’s Lane Cove Tunnel and Brisbane’s Go Between Bridge to Virginia’s 95 Express Lanes, our roads make travel safer, faster and smarter.
We deliver more than asphalt. We’re a world-leading organisation, and we go beyond traditional engineering to invent and incorporate new technologies and smarter solutions. Our roads can detect incidents on their own. They can keep drivers safe and traffic flowing 60 metres underground. They can even control lanes and set speed limits, in real-time, based on live conditions.
Our environment is always evolving. To stay ahead – to shape the future of transport before it happens – we work intelligently, sustainably and collaboratively. We deliver for our customers. And in doing so, we make our communities stronger.
Winston & Strawn LLP is an international law firm with nearly 1,000 attorneys in key financial centers around the world. We litigate cases and close transactions by bringing an understanding of the global legal issues our clients face in transactions, disputes, and regulatory/enforcement-related matters. We strive to provide our clients with creative solutions to their business problems—on time and on budget. We serve our communities and the public interest, promote diversity within our firm and throughout the legal profession, and maintain a culture of teamwork and collegiality.
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Dr. Morteza Farajian was recently appointed as executive director of the Build America Bureau at USDOT (the Bureau). He is responsible for credit programs and loan guarantees to support development of large-scale and multimodal transportation infrastructure. The Bureau also promotes innovative project financing solutions and helps state and local governments develop and finance P3 transactions for transportation facilities.
Prior to this position, Dr. Farajian was serving as acting Deputy Secretary of Transportation and Director of Public-Private Partnerships (P3) Office in Virginia. Over a period of 7 years, he led procurement, financing and contract negotiation of multiple multi-modal transportation projects totaling $10 billion in value. Under his leadership, the P3 program in Virginia was reformed to promote competition, engage stakeholders and increases accountability. He established the first strategic program to manage a portfolio of P3 contracts post-procurement totaling $14 billion in project value.
Dr. Farajian is also an entrepreneur who has co-founded a crowd-financing platform that provides local and small investors the opportunity to invest in infrastructure projects as equity or subordinate debt.
Dr. Farajian has received his Ph.D. and M.Sc. degrees in Project Management from University of Maryland. He also has a B.S. degree in Civil Engineering. He currently serves as a board member on ARTBA’s P3 Division and TRB’s Revenue and Finance committee.
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Dolly Mirchandani's practice focuses on infrastructure and public private partnerships projects, reflecting over 20 years' of experience working on some of the most significant deals in the sector. She represents sponsors, infrastructure funds, commercial banks, institutional lenders, contractors, government agencies and secondary market investors in the development, acquisition, divestiture and financing of greenfield and brownfield infrastructure projects. She has played a leading role in the introduction of private investment and finance in the infrastructure sector in North America, having advised on multiple, award-winning transactions, many of which were first of a kind.
Industry press consistently recognizes Dolly as a leading lawyer in the sector. She is ranked Band One in both Chambers Global and Chambers US for PPP projects. She was awarded Global Leader status for both 'Project Finance 2019' and 'Government Contracts 2019' by Who's Who Legal. She was recently acknowledged in Euromoney's latest Women in Business Law Expert Guide as a leading practitioner for both 'Women in Business Law' and 'Project Finance' categories. She was also featured on Law360's 2013 Rising Star list of top partners under 40.
Doug Fried is Norton Rose Fulbright's US Head of Infrastructure, Mining and Commodities. His practice focuses on the representation of sponsors, equity investors and lenders in connection with infrastructure, transportation and energy projects.
Doug has been involved in projects in the United States, Latin America, the Middle East and Asia. His practice includes the representation of such entities in connection with the development and financing of new projects, public-private partnerships, the privatization of existing assets, the workout and restructuring of troubled projects, companies and transactions, and sales and acquisitions.
Frank joined GDC in August 2017 as Interim Finance Director and became Interim Executive Director in February 2019. GDC was established in 2016 to oversee and deliver the Gateway Program, with support from its partners, Amtrak, NJ Transit,the Port Authority of New York and New Jersey, and the states of New Jersey and New York.
Prior to GDC, Frank was with Société Générale for 23 years, and for the last several years was the head of Société Générale’s infrastructure financing team for the Americas.
Frank has been at the forefront of the development of the public private partnership(PPP) market in North America, having structured financing on several landmark infrastructure projects including airports, water, roads, and transit. In the New York area, Frank worked on the P3 structure for La Guardia Airport Termina lB.
He has been involved in numerous PPP transactions in the US market, either as an advisor to bidders or as a lender, and has advised on financing involving banks, private activity bonds, and taxable bonds. Frank’s formal qualifications include both commerce and law degrees from the University of Melbourne.
Jennifer Aument is President for North America of the international infrastructure developer Transurban and a member of the company’s executive committee. Aument has led the use of public-private partnerships for infrastructure funding in North America, pioneering a number of innovative financing and technology strategies in the development of major transportation projects, including the advancement of more than $4 billion in transportation improvements in Virginia on the 495, 95 and 395 Express Lanes. Prior to joining Transurban, she worked for Bechtel Infrastructure to develop the Washington Metrorail Silver Line. She has also served as a commissioner under three governors for the Virginia Port Authority, which oversees one of the largest shipping enterprises in the United States.
John Hibbard is the Operations Division Director for Georgia DOT. Hibbard’s responsibilities include the oversight and direction of the State Maintenance Office, the State Utilities Office, the Office of Traffic Operations, and the Office of Transportation Data. Hibbard’s 30-year career includes stops at PBS&J/Atkins, TransCore, Cobb DOT, and started with Kimley-Horn in Dallas in the mid-1980’s.
Kent Rowey is a partner in the Projects, Energy & Infrastructure practice and is based in New York. Rowey represents investors, credit providers, contractors, public sector entities and other participants in infrastructure transactions across all asset classes. His global experience is unique among infrastructure lawyers. Rowey has been involved in major infrastructure financings in the Americas, Europe, the Middle East and Asia, including many first-of-their-kind transactions. He has played a leading role in the development of private finance in the transportation infrastructure sector in North America, having successfully closed many transactions now considered templates for infrastructure finance. He has been involved in the financial closing of more than 100 infrastructure and natural resources transactions worldwide.
Rick Cosgrove is a partner in Chapman's Banking and Financial Services Department and a member of the Public and Institutional Banking & Finance Group. He also served as the firm’s Chief Executive Partner from 2002 until 2010. His practice is focused in the areas of commercial lending, credit enhancement, public finance, project finance, structured finance, leasing, derivative products and capital markets activities of banking institutions. He has been practicing law since 1977 when he joined Chapman.
Rick has extensive experience in the representation of domestic and foreign banking institutions and leasing companies in a wide variety of financial transactions, including commercial lending, credit enhancement, project finance, public-private partnership finance, derivative products, leasing, tax-exempt asset securitization and other structured debt financings.
Michael Pikiel represents sponsors, developers, investors, lenders, and underwriters in a wide range of projects and complex finance transactions, including project financings and acquisition financings. He also has significant experience with public-private partnerships (PPP).
Mike was selected as a David Rockefeller Fellow for the Class of 2015-2016 by the Partnership for New York City, an organization comprised of New York City’s chief executives from the city’s largest private-sector employers that is focused on business and corporate civic engagement and leadership.
Shawn Wilson was appointed Secretary of the Louisiana Department of Transportation and Development (DOTD) by Governor John Bel Edwards on January 11, 2016 after more than 10 years of executive service at DOTD.
Since his appointment, Wilson has been a tireless advocate for new revenue, maximizing Federal dollars available to Louisiana, advancing a balanced and comprehensive transportation policy for Louisiana, and ensuring the Department is more collaborative in its work at every level.
Under his leadership, DOTD was successful at securing and obligating nearly USD 150m additional Federal dollars for I-10 widening from I-49 to New Orleans, for the Baton Rouge I-10 bottleneck, and for the shortest Design Build procurement in the state’s history is underway to widen I-10 from Highland Road to LA 73. In addition, under his leadership, DOTD has been able to assist communities with alternative fueled transit assets, focus efforts on advancing passenger rail, and helping launch bike share in Baton Rouge, LA.
The DOTD has turned its focus to procuring USD 650m in GARVEE Bonds for two Design Build Projects, a major Urban Interstate Reconstruction and the state’s first Public Private Partnership.
Shai Markowicz is a Director in Citi’s P3 Infrastructure Group. He has over 20 years of experience in the public finance industry structuring and executing public private partnership financings across various asset classes including surface transportation, parking, student housing, social infrastructure, convention center and resort hotels, sports facilities and waste-to-energy. Shai’s P3 transportation experience includes financings for LAX Automated People Mover, Transform 66, SH 288 Toll Lanes Project and I-77 (NC).
Jennifer Chang is a Vice President – Senior Analyst in Moody’s Global Project and Infrastructure Finance. Her portfolio spans a range of infrastructure sectors including transportation, social infrastructure and power projects in the Americas. She also leads new power project finance and public-private partnership rating Assignments and is the Public Power Sector Lead. Jennifer launched the Infrastructure in Emerging Markets’ series, and is the author of several reports on PPPs, power and drillship transactions including special comments on airport concessions, express tolled lanes, credit enhancements and power project carbon transition. Prior to joining Moody’s, Jennifer worked at the World Bank as an energy finance specialist in the Latin American and Caribbean and Africa regions where she helped co-author the Brazil Low Carbon Case Study report, and worked on large scale electricity distribution rehabilitation projects in Brazil, Honduras and Malawi. Prior to the World Bank, Jennifer worked at BNP Paribas covering North American utilities, and at the Royal Bank of Scotland and at Credit Agricole covering media and telecom. She has a Bachelor of Science and Business Administration in Finance and Accounting from Drexel University and a Masters from the School of International and Public Affairs at Columbia University (SIPA) with a concentration in International Energy Management and Policy.
Chris Jumper works as a Director in the Infrastructure Finance Group at Assured Guaranty, focusing on utility and transportation sector transactions in the Americas. Prior to working in the Infrastructure Finance Group, Chris worked as a Director in the Public Finance Group – Eastern Region. In addition to covering a variety of issuers and sectors located in the eastern region of the United States, Chris brings a deeper concentration on the utility and transportation sector both domestically and internationally. Prior to joining Assured Guaranty, Chris worked at U.S. Bank, N.A., managing the Public Utility Group in the Government Banking Division. Prior to U.S. Bank, he was a Senior Director/Manager of Fitch Ratings Public Power Group in the Public Finance Division and worked at MBIA Insurance Corporation as a Managing Director in the Public Finance Division. Having extensive prior experience working in bond insurance, at a rating agency and for a commercial bank, Chris brings a unique set of risk assessment, negotiation and rating skills to the revenue bond and tax-supported credit sectors.
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K.N. Gunalan (Guna) is vice president of alternative delivery at AECOM, based in Salt Lake City, UT. Previously, he was a vice president for Parsons Brinckerhoff.
Guna has managed large complex infrastructure projects, providing technical advice on civil, structural, geotechnical, pavement, and materials issues on a variety of projects around the world. His collaborative approach has contributed to many successful programs and projects ranging from a few thousand dollars to more than 3 billion dollars.
He has been active in ASCE for many years, including leadership roles as Region 8 director (2009-2012), Region 8 governor (2005-2007), Utah Section president (2002-2003), and Texas Section High Plains Branch president (1992). He served as the chair of ASCE’s 2014 Global Engineering Conference in Panama City, Panama, in celebration of the 100th anniversary of the Panama Canal. Most recently, he served as a governor for the Geo-Institute and was a member of the steering committee for the 2017 ASCE India Conference.
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Barry Gold is the President of NEXUS Infrastructure Capital Management/Marathon Capital Partners and has over 30 years of (i) principal/private equity investing, (ii) project and structured finance lending/placement, (iii) strategic advisory, and (iv) project development/operation experience primarily in infrastructure sectors including power/energy, natural resources, metals/mining, transportation/logistics and water, representing nearly $40 billion in transaction value. Previously, Mr. Gold was responsible for investments by ORIX USA in infrastructure assets. ORIX is a Tokyo and New York Stock Exchange listed company with over $400 billion in assets under management, and Mr. Gold was a co-founder, Co-Head and Managing Director of Carlyle Infrastructure Partners, an approximately $1.2 billion global private equity infrastructure fund.
Prior to joining Carlyle, Mr. Gold was a Managing Director at Citigroup and co-head of the Infrastructure and Structured Finance Group, primarily focusing on non-recourse and structured financings globally. Prior to Citigroup, Mr. Gold was the Chief Development Officer for Airport Group International, a global airport development company,.
Mr. Gold had been with Lehman Brothers, where he was a Senior Vice President and Head of the Asian Project Finance Group, based in Hong Kong and prior to that in the Project Finance Group, based in New York.
Mr. Gold holds a B.S. and an M.B.A. from New York University.
Michael R. Bonini is the Director of the Office of Public-Private Transportation Partnerships for the Pennsylvania Department of Transportation (PennDOT). In this role, Michael is responsible for the evaluation, structuring and implementation of partnership delivery solutions that are consistent with PennDOT’s transportation goals. Michael has been with PennDOT for over 20 years and has been the P3 Director since 2015. Michael received his undergraduate degree in Political Science/Public Policy from the University of Pittsburgh and his Master’s degree in Public Administration from the University of Baltimore.
Nuin-Tara Key is Deputy Director for Climate Resilience at OPR and Chair of the Technical Advisory Council for the Integrated Climate Adaptation and Resiliency Program. Prior to joining OPR, Nuin-Tara co-founded an international initiative on community-based climate action and has worked in the public, private, and non-profit sectors on sustainable urban and regional planning and policy, with a focus on social equity and climate change. She has a Master of Urban and Regional Planning from Portland State University and a BA from Lewis and Clark College.
As a Presidential Appointee, Mr. Lemon currently serves as Senior Counselor for Infrastructure Policy at the U.S. Department of Energy, where he counsels senior leadership on major infrastructure projects ranging from $500 million to over $10 billion, regulatory reform, project finance, and policy. He also represents the Department of Energy on infrastructure matters before other executive agencies, the White House, and Congress. He is also a member of the Credit Review Board at the U.S. Department of Energy, which evaluates loan applications made under the Loan Guarantee Program for energy projects. His previous Presidential Appointments include service as Director of the Infrastructure & P3 Team for the 2016 Presidential Transition, Director of the 2016 USDOT Landing Team, as well as Chief Counsel to the Federal Highway Administration, and Deputy Chief of Staff to the Pentagon Inspector General, under President George W. Bush.
Mr. Lemon previously served as a partner and chair of a global infrastructure and P3 practice involving projects in infrastructure, public-private partnerships, and capital markets, where he represented developers, owners, and lenders in infrastructure and public-private partnership (P3) projects. He is one of the few practitioners in the U.S. market with experience in transactional, federal regulatory, and public policy aspects of infrastructure and public-private partnerships. He is also one of the few practitioners in the U.S. who has represented clientele on all three sides of the deal table – owner, developer/concessionaire, and lender. Mr. Lemon’s deal credentials include several “first-of-their-kind” projects in the U.S. ranging in value from $100 million to over $5 billion, involving transportation, social infrastructure, and energy.
During his tenure as FHWA Chief Counsel, Mr. Lemon served as a lead advisor to the FHWA Administrator and the Secretary of Transportation on Public-Private Partnerships, advancing many initiatives in various programs such as TIFIA, private investment at border crossings, the USDOT Credit Council, and creation of what is now the Build America Bureau. His deal credentials include extensive experience with both transportation and social infrastructure projects. He has extensive experience on transportation megaprojects involving highways, bridges, railroads, airports, transit systems, and ports, including extensive work in the TIFIA, PABs, and TIGER Programs.
Mr. Lemon’s social infrastructure and utility infrastructure experience includes extensive work on megaprojects involving energy facilities, including pipelines, transmission, storage and refinement facilities, fiber optic and telecommunications systems and networks, public use buildings, courthouses, schools, military housing, alternative energy systems and facilities, water and wastewater systems, parking garages, and other public development projects that contain a private investment component. In addition, Mr. Lemon was the Director of a Presidential Transition Team for Infrastructure and Public-Private Partnerships and led the USDOT Landing Team.
Since returning to the private sector in 2009, Mr. Lemon has served as counsel on multiple first-of-their-kind, landmark P3 transactions, including: (i) the Kentucky Fiber Optic Network P3, the first statewide fiber optic network P3 in the U.S. market and recipient of the Bond Buyer’s “Deal of the Year Award”; (ii) the first local P3 in the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania involving redevelopment of 33 local bridges in a “bundling” project; (iii) the Post-Panamex expansion of the Port of Gulfport’s rail lines using a first round TIGER Grant, rail line funds, and CDBG funds; (iv) privatization of distressed assets in the City of Harrisburg under special state authority; (iv) P3s involving private operation of air traffic control towers; (v) a P3 proposal involving private operation of a state DOT’s Intelligent Transportation System (ITS); and (vi) a P3 to develop refinement, storage, and transmission of petroleum following a carbon extraction process.
Based in Washington, DC, with over 25 years of experience, Mr. Lemon’s P3 practice includes extensive representation of:
Mark Patton is a Vice President of the Columbus Partnership, and co-leads the Smart Columbus initiative. Prior to joining the Partnership, Mark was the President of FactGem, a data analytics platform for customer intelligence. Mark is a native of the West Coast and moved to Ohio in 2011 to help establish JobsOhio, the state’s private economic development organization, where he was the Senior Managing Director. Earlier, Patton held senior roles in both sales and marketing organizations with corporations, including Procter & Gamble, Apple Computer and Eastman Kodak. Prior to moving to Ohio, Mark spent the previous 15 years leading technology start-up companies in Silicon Valley.
Mark received his bachelor’s degree from the University of Washington and completed a marketing management program at Stanford University.
Brett Lindsey was named President and CEO of Everstream in 2014. In 2018, Brett facilitated the sale of Everstream to AMP Capital, a global investment manager headquartered in London. With this investment, Everstream has expanded its network into new markets, including Chicago, Columbus, Milwaukee and Indianapolis, and announced strategic acquisitions in Detroit, Indianapolis and St. Louis. In 2016-2017, Brett more than tripled the size of the organization within less than 12 months with two Michigan-based acquisitions. Previously as Chief Operations Officer of OneCommunity, Brett oversaw the $100 million expansion of the network that became Everstream. Brett brings more than 25 years of experience in successful operations management and business development efforts for venture-backed organizations to the Fortune 500. He has extensive experience in the telecom industry, having served as President of Elantic Telecom and Chief Operations Officer of Vox Mobile. Brett also held management positions with City Signal Communications, Qwest Communications, XO Communications and Williams Communication Systems.
Scott Jacobs is the CEO and Co-Founder of Generate, a leading sustainable infrastructure platform delivering affordable, reliable resource solutions to companies, communities, and cities. Prior to Generate, in 2007, Jacobs joined McKinsey & Company to co-found its global CleanTech practice, advising companies, institutional investors, NGOs and governments around the world on the economic imperatives of resource productivity and climate solutions. Prior to that, Scott spent over a decade in technology and venture capital, helping start and grow a number of companies, including PolyServe (acquired by HP) and Alliance Data Systems (acquired by FiServ). Scott has dedicated much of his professional life to the “resource revolution” and is a regular writer, keynote speaker and conference panelist on the topics of thematic investing and risk management, climate- and resource-related innovation, and building values-based and people-centric businesses
Fermín Fontanés currently serves as Executive Director of the Puerto Rico Private-Partnerships Authority (P3A). Fontanés is responsible for leading and managing the recently announced public-private partnership (P3) agreement for the transformation of Puerto Rico’s electric power Transmission and Distribution system (T&D). Through his role in P3A, he is in charge of several innovative P3 infrastructure projects including, the advance metering system for the Puerto Rico Aqueducts and Sewers Authority, the cruise terminals of the Puerto Rico Ports Authority and improvements to the transportation services for the Maritime Transportation Authority.
Serdar Tufekci is the head of the public-private partnerships program and campuses at ENGIE North America. Prior to his current role,Tufekci was the CEO of Ohio State Energy Partners where he started up the first comprehensive higher education P3 trailblazed by The Ohio State University.
For the past 25 years Tufekci has led manufacturing, operations, construction, engineering and business development activities for US, Japanese and European organizations.
Jeff Sural joined the N.C. Department of Information Technology in January 2015 as the director of the Broadband Infrastructure Office. which leads the statewide initiative to expand high-speed internet access for all North Carolinians, focusing its resources on underserved rural communities.
The office provides policy recommendations and guidance to government leaders and key stakeholders to foster broadband infrastructure expansion, adoption and use. Through the use of on-the-ground technical advisors, the office provides assistance to local government leaders working to facilitate broadband expansion in their communities. The office includes the state’s FirstNet public safety education and outreach program.
A native of Greensboro, Sural has more than 20 years of experience as an attorney and public policy expert working at the state and federal levels.
Prior to joining NC DIT, he was a member of the Legislative and Public Policy Group at Alston & Bird LLP in Washington, D.C. Sural previously served as a deputy assistant secretary for the U.S. Department of Homeland Security and as assistant administrator for the U.S. Transportation Security Administration. He also served as legislative counsel to U.S. Congressman Vernon Ehlers and as assistant majority counsel for the Michigan House of Representatives.
As ‘Vice Chancellor - Business Affairs’, Phillip is responsible for real estate development, Facilities Planning & Construction, fiscal affairs, ‘Public-Private Partnerships’ (P3), as well as airport operations for The Texas A&M University System. During his time as Vice Chancellor, Phillip has overseen approx. $6B+ in construction (to include the $485M renovation of Kyle Field), negotiated thirty-plus P3 projects, and generated in excess of $1.5B via new revenue streams, operational efficiencies, and cost avoidance initiatives to date on behalf of The Texas A&M System.
Jay Brown is a Managing Director in the Washington, DC office of Alvarez & Marsal where he leads the P3, Infrastructure, Real Estate Advisory practice. Brown specializes in strategic, transactional, and public/private real estate services to universities and federal, state, and local public institutions. With over 25 years of public sector and real estate experience, Brown has performed and overseen numerous public-private transactions, with a focus on social infrastructure, in particular, where social infrastructure intersects with commercial real estate development, to help universities and public sector clients generate revenue, reduce costs, eliminate deferred maintenance, and fund needed capital improvements.
Prior to joining A&M, Brown was a Partner at Ernst & Young, co-leading the public sector real estate practice. Before that, he was the Deputy Director for Planning and Economic Development in King County, Washington, and a Financial Economist and Budget Examiner for the federal Office of Management and Budget (OMB).
Sandeep Gopalan joined Macquarie in 2007 and has worked in PPP andtransportation infrastructure financing for over eleven years. During thistime, Gopalan has developed, advised and closed on a number of largeinfrastructure P3 projects including I-595 and Port of Miami Tunnel in Florida,the Midtown Tunnel in Virginia, the Goethals Bridge in NY / NJ and the Central70 in Colorado. Prior to Macquarie, Gopalan was a financial analyst at Dresdner KleinwortWasserstein in their industrials M&A group providing financial andstrategic advice to private sector clients.
Nuria Haltiwanger is the CEO for ACS Infrastructure Development and ACS Infrastructure Canada, the North American equity investment, financing and 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).
Under her leadership, ACS Infrastructure has solidified its position as a market leader in PPP/DBF projects in North America, with a current portfolio of 14 projects totaling approximately USD 20bn, including Angels Flight in California, the SH 288 Toll Lanes Project in Texas, the Portsmouth Bypass Project in Ohio, and Florida's I-595 Project, which was the first availability payment-based PPP project in the U.S. and which has been successfully operating for three years.
Allan Marks represents developers, investors and lenders in the development, acquisition and financing of complex infrastructure projects, with special expertise in the energy, transportation and water sectors. Marks structures innovative commercial transactions and leads project financings, acquisitions, restructurings, securities offerings and private placements for a variety of sophisticated institutional clients throughout the Americas, Asia and Europe.
Alice N. Bravo, P.E., was appointed Director of Miami-Dade Transit in July 2015. In February2016, Ms. Bravo was appointed Director of the of the Department of Transportation and Public Works (DTPW), which merged the County’s Transit and Public Works functions under one department.
DTPW operates the15th largest public transit system in the United States, and the largest in Florida. This includes the Metrobus fleet that runs approximately 28.9 million miles through most areas of Miami-Dade County; the electrically-powered, elevated, 25-mile rapid transit Metrorail system; the 4.4-mile elevated Metro mover; and the paratransit service (Special Transportation Service) that meets the needs of the disabled.
The Department also manages the County's roads, traffic signals, bridges, canals, sidewalks, street signs, lights and storm water drainage.
Throughout her career, Ms. Bravo has managed numerous diversified public-private partnership projects including the $1 billion Port Miami tunnel; the innovative I-95Express Project; and the $550 million S.R. 826-S.R. 836 interchange reconstruction project. These projects have helped improve commuter mobility throughout Miami-Dade County. Ms. Bravo also oversaw a $573 million capital improvement program at the City of Miami, and was responsible for implementing the city’s trolley circulator system.
Ms. Bravo is a licensed Civil Engineer with a bachelor’s degree from the University of Miami and a Master’s in Business Administration from Florida International University.