Art Smith has 29 years of experience in analyzing and implementing Public-Private Partnerships. He is President of Management Analysis, Incorporated, a consulting firm which specializes in Public-Private Partnership (PPP) related issues.
Mr. Smith has been active in United Nations PPP programs since 2001. In October 2005, he was elected to the post of Vice Chair for Public-Private Partnership Research and Education for the United Nations Economic Commission for Europe (UNECE) PPP Alliance. In December 2005, he completed a UNECE-funded research effort on the Statutory and Enabling Environment for Public-Private Partnerships in the Russian Federation, based upon the new (August 2005) concessions law. He has represented the UN on PPP-related issues in Eastern Europe and the Middle East. He was a primary author of the UNECE’s publication, “Governance in Public-Private Partnerships for Infrastructure.” Currently, he is participating in a United Nations Economic Commission for Europe research project, “Creating a New Dynamic for Public-Private Partnerships for Peaceful and Sustainable Development: Human Security and Equitable Access to Resources in Countries at the Pre-PPP Stage.” Mr. Smith’s first assignment under this 24-month project was to analyze utilization of PPPs as a tool for Natural Resource Funds to promote sustainable development.
Earlier, Mr. Smith provided analysis in support of the Czech government’s voucher privatization program, and manager a USAID-funded project to identify the costs of potable water production in Albania. He has PPP experience on five continents and is the author of more than 30 articles on Public-Private Partnerships, published in six languages.
Mr. Smith has been actively involved in the National Council for Public-Private Partnerships (NCPPP) since 1999. He has served on the NCPPP’s Board of Directors, and as a Vice President, President and Chairman.
Mr. Smith holds an M.S. in Technology Management from the University of Maryland.
Sandra Sullivan is Vice President of Government & Industry Relations for Veolia North America. She is the company’s key representative and liaison with groups and associations in the water sector as well as the USEPA and other regulatory agencies. She is part of the Municipal Business Development Group and supports that group in developing opportunities to showcase Veolia’s existing projects and programs.
Sandra has more than 30 years of professional experience, with more than 20 years of experience in the water industry. She joined Veolia Water in 1991 as Regional Manager of Business Development responsible for the development of public-private partnerships in the water and wastewater industry. Prior to joining Veolia Water, Sullivan held state-level governmental positions of responsibility, including Director of Housing, Energy & Intergovernmental Relations for the State of Rhode Island.
Sandra is past Chairman of the Water Institute for the National Council of Public Private Partnerships (NCPPP), and is a member of its Executive Committee. She was the 2010 recipient of the Outstanding Service Recognition Award from NCPPP. She serves on the Business Advisory Council for the US Water Alliance, the Strategic Planning Committee for the Value of Water Coalition and the Government Affairs Committee for the Water Environment Federation (WEF).
Sandy Hoe is a Senior of Counsel at the international law firm of Covington & Burling LLP. Sandy has practiced government contracts law for more than 40 years. His expertise includes issues of contract formation, negotiation of subcontracts, bid protests, public private partnerships including the structuring of complex private financing of government contracts, preparation of complex claims, and the resolution of post-award contract disputes through litigation or alternative dispute resolution. His clients include major companies in the defense, telecommunications, information technology, financial, construction, and health care industries.
For many years, he has been active in the Public Contract Law Section of the American Bar Association. Relevant to public private partnerships, from 1999 to 2011, he co-chaired the Section’s Committee on Privatization, Outsourcing and Financing Transactions. His interest in public private partnerships began in the late 1970’s when he represented a shipbuilder contracted by the U.S. Navy to build, finance, own and charter five vessels to the Navy. Subsequent engagements included the privatization of energy and water/wastewater utilities at military bases, private military family housing, and third-party financing of various assets sought by the Federal government including military aircraft. He has developed an understanding and expertise regarding the issue of budget scoring and its impact on public private partnerships at the Federal level.
In 2013, he was recognized as a Washington DC Super Lawyer in Government Contracts and in 2009 as the Washington Business Journal’s “Top Washington Lawyer” in Government Contracts. In addition to his practice, Sandy acted as pro bono counsel to the Government of Liberia in the drafting of a new procurement code and implementing regulations and he participated as an expert in the training of Iraqi and Afghani procurement officials seeking to build procurement capacity in their respective countries.
|Rebecca Brooks||VP, Programs||Lochner|
|Ben Brubeck||VP, Policy||Associated Builders and Contractors|
|Diana Gonzalez||VP, Finance||Enterprise Florida|
|Joe Pavona||VP, Membership||Michigan Governor’s Office|
|Mike Csapo||At-Large Member||Resource Recovery and Recycling Authority of Southwest Oakland County|
|Arnold Davis||At-Large Member||Xerox State & Local Solutions, Inc.|
|Brian Gerber||At-Large Member||Arizona State University|
|Jill Jamieson||At-Large Member||JLL|
|Doug Koelemay||At-Large Member||Virginia Office of Public-Private Partnerships|
|John Smolen||At-Large Member||Nossaman LLP|
|R. Timothy Weston||At-Large Member||K&L Gates|