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Thursday, November 8 • 11:00am - 12:15pm
Unleashing the Potential of PPPs in the US

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PPPs have long been a seen as a catalyst to help solve the bridge the US Road & Transport funding deficit. Unfortunately, the status of PPPs in the US leaves much to be desired. In this session, various US State DOT leaders and private sector stakeholders will discuss ongoing PPP activities and what it takes for PPPs in the US to fulfill their true potential.

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Michael Sakata

Executive Director, Maryland Transportation Builders & Materials Association (MTBMA)
Michael Sakata is the Executive Director of Maryland Transportation Builders & Materials Association (MTBMA). He manages the oversight of lobbying for Infrastructure funding, interface with all of the transportation business units in Maryland as well as certain counties and municipalities.With... Read More →

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Sofia Berger

Senior Vice President | U.S. Transportation Market, Louis Berger
Sofia Berger is senior vice president for U.S. transportation at Louis Berger, focused on growing the company’s largest and highest growth market, supporting both public and private sector client development goals and with a particular focus on PPPs. Previously, she served as the... Read More →
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Anthony Buckley

Director, Washington State Department of Transportation
Anthony is the Director of Innovative Partnerships for the Washington State Department of Transportation (WSDOT). He previously served as the Chief Financial Officer for the Oregon Department of Energy. Prior to this, he was the debt and investment manager for the Oregon Department... Read More →
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Jonathan Gifford

Director, Center for Transportation Public-Private Partnership Policy, George Mason University
Jonathan L. Gifford is a Professor in the Schar School of Policy and Government at George Mason University, and the director of the Center for Transportation Public-Private Partnership Policy.Professor Gifford’s primary area of expertise is transportation and public policy, with a particular focus on transportation and infrastructure finance. His recent research investigates transportation finance and the role of public private partnerships.His book Flexible Urban Transportation... Read More →
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Ken Smith

Transportation Program Management Director, HDR
Bio for Ken Smith Ken is a registered engineer with a background in innovative project and major program delivery. He has been involved with numerous award winning projects utilizing varied delivery models during his 30 years in the industry. Ken has a particular focus upon P3 project... Read More →
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Shirley Ybarra

Former Virginia Secretary of Transportation
Shirley Ybarra is a former senior transportation policy analyst at Reason Foundation, a nonprofit think tank advancing free minds and free markets.Ms. Ybarra served as Secretary of Transportation for the Commonwealth of Virginia from 1998 to 2002, overseeing a budget of $3.2 billion... Read More →

Thursday November 8, 2018 11:00am - 12:15pm PST
Cohiba 3-5 Tropicana Las Vegas