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AECOM Capital (Sponsor/Private Sector)

605 Third Avenue
31st Floor
New York, NY 10158



AECOM is built to deliver a better world. We design, build, finance and operate infrastructure assets for governments, businesses and organizations in more than 150 countries. As a fully integrated firm, we connect knowledge and experience across our global network of experts to help clients solve their most complex challenges. From high-performance buildings and infrastructure, to resilient communities and environments, to stable and secure nations, our work is transformative, differentiated and vital. A Fortune 500 firm, AECOM companies had revenue of approximately US$19 billion during the 12 months ended June 30, 2015. See how we deliver what others can only imagine at aecom.com and @AECOM.

Samara Barend, Senior Vice President, PPP Development Director, samara.barend@aecom.com


Alvarez & Marsal Public Sector Real Estate Services (Sponsor/Private Sector)

555 Thirteenth St, NW
5th Floor, West
Washington, DC 20004
600 Madison Avenue
8th Floor
New York, NY 10022



A&M Public Sector Real Estate Advisory services assists government and quasi-government entities in analyzing. Structure, and executing public-private transaction. We develop executable out-leasing structures; negotiate public private transactions; construct deals that meet government scoring and value for money requirements; identify re-use projects that benefit communities; and craft single-asset and portfolio strategies to reduce cost and generate revenue.

Jay Brown, Managing Director, 202 729-2110, jbrown@alvarezandmarsal.com – Washington, DC

Mike Imber, Senior Director, 212 763-9732, mimber@alvarezandmarsal.com – New York, NY 


AON (Sponsor/Private Sector)

200 East Randolph Street
16th Floor
Chicago, IL 60601

www.aon.comAon Corporation (NYSE:AOC) is the leading global provider of risk management services, insurance and reinsurance brokerage, human capital and management consulting. Through its 46,000 colleagues worldwide, Aon readily delivers distinctive client value via innovative and effective risk management and workforce productivity solutions. Our industry-leading global resources, technical expertise and industry knowledge are delivered locally through more than 500 offices in more than 120 countries.

Tariq Taherbhai, Senior Director, tariq.taherbhai@aon.com


Ballard Spahr LLP (Sponsor/Private Sector)

1735 Market Street
51st Floor
Philadelphia, PA 19103


Ballard Spahr is a national law firm with more than 500 lawyers in 14 offices across the country with headquarters located in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. Ballard’s attorneys provide counseling and advocacy in more than 40 practice areas including P3s, public finance, business and finance and real estate. Ballard Spahr has a strong and well-versed team of attorneys with experience in multiple P3 projects across the nation and across all infrastructure sectors.

Steve T. Park, Senior Associate, parks@ballardspahr.com

Bill Rhodes, Partner, rhodes@ballardspahr.com

Kimberly D. Magrini, magrinik@ballardspahr.com


Bank of America Merrill Lynch (Sponsor/Private Sector)

1221 McKinney St
Suite 3850
Houston, TX 77010


Bank of America Merrill Lynch, a broker/dealer, and its affiliated commercial bank, Bank of America NA, each have large divisions focused on the governmental and not-for-profit sectors. Both are experienced participants in PPP projects and have a continuing interest in financing new projects either through securities offerings or direct lending. We are interested in all sectors of the PPP space generally in projects of $100 million and larger.

Steve Claiborn, Managing Director, stephen.claiborn@baml.com

Richard Meister, Managing Director, Richard.meister@baml.com

Kevin O’Brien, Managing Director, k.o’brien@baml.com


Booz Allen Hamilton (Sponsor/Private Sector)

Booz Allen Hamilton
8283 Greensboro Drive
McLean, VA 22102


Booz Allen Hamilton has been at the forefront of strategy and technology for more than 100 years. Today, the firm provides management and technology consulting and engineering services to leading Fortune 500 corporations, governments, and not-for-profits across the globe. Booz Allen partners with public and private sector clients to solve their most difficult challenges through a combination of consulting, analytics, mission operations, technology, systems delivery, cybersecurity, engineering, and innovation expertise.

With international headquarters in McLean, Virginia, the firm employs more than 22,500 people globally, and had revenue of $5.27 billion for the 12 months ended March 31, 2015. To learn more, visit www.boozallen.com. (NYSE: BAH)

Dr. Will Rowe, Principal, rowe_william_jr@bah.com


Bostonia Partners LLC (Sponsor/Private Sector)

One Exeter Plaza
699 Boylston St
Boston, MA 02116


Bostonia is an investment bank that specializes in structuring and providing financing for public-private partnerships. Bostonia offers  innovative financing solutions, investment banking, financial advisory, and asset ownership services to clients in the private and public sectors. The firm specializes in financing structures that meet the needs of clients seeking tax efficient and  preferential accounting treatment. Bostonia has completed over $10 billion of transactions in federal, corporate, and municipal finance since 1998, and ranked among the top ten of all banks for U.S. domestic private placements in 2013. For more information about Bostonia, please visit: www.bostonia.com.

Anita Molino, Principal, amolino@bostonia.com

Tom Dooney, tdooney@bostonia.com

Peter Flynnpflynn@bostonia.com


Business Transformation Group (Sponsor/Private Sector)

1300 I Street NW Suite 400E
Washington DC, 20005


Business Transformation Group (BTG) is a management and technology consulting company. We are devoted professionals who are passionate about leveling the playing field for small businesses by providing them with innovative solutions that prepare them for growth and real-time opportunities with larger entities. BTG’s unique methods and technology help bridge partnerships on large, complex projects.

Joseph Lewis, Principal, joelewis@btgworks.com

David Janifer, Operations Manager, davidjanifer@btgworks.com

Monica Lewis, Community Outreach Lead, monicalewis@btgworks.com

Judi Williams, Senior Compliance Specialist, judiwilliams@btgworks.com


Corvias Group (Sponsor/Private Sector)

3080 Ernie Pyle Street
Fort Meade, MD 02755

Corvias strives to tackle tough, large-scale challenges through trusted partnerships that put client interests first; focus more on performance than profit; and, produce sustainable long-term solutions. We work on behalf of our partners to develop tailored solutions that remedy some of America’s most challenging deficiencies in infrastructure and facilities caused by chronic underinvestment.

Cindy Willhite, Director, Communications, cindy.willhite@corvias.com


CH2M (Sponsor/Private)

9193 South Jamaica Street
Suite 400
Englewood, CO 80112
Toll Free: 800.831.3243
Phone: 303-740-0019
Fax: 303-740-6997

At CH2M, we’re excited by tough challenges — the tougher they are, the more excited we get. We take on our clients’ most complex infrastructure and natural resource challenges, and we know that our best solutions come from close and trusting partnerships with our clients. Together, we create new pathways for human progress, bringing new perspective, energy and enterprise into every community we serve.

Our partners and clients include governments, cities and businesses in more than 50 countries. To meet their biggest challenges, we tap capabilities across our organization — in transportation, water, environmental services, nuclear, oil & gas, industrial and urban environments. We draw on the exceptional skills and creativity of 25,000 teammates with an outstanding track record of executing projects both big and small. Where will our story meet yours? To learn more, visit www.ch2m.com, and connect with us on LinkedIn, Twitter and Facebook.

Elliott Wheeler, Vice President Operations and Maintenance, elliott.wheeler@ch2m.com

Brent Temmer, Marketing and Communications Manager, brent.temmer@ch2m.com


Fort Bend County Texas (Sponsor/Public Sector)

401 Jackson Street
Richmond, TX 77469


Fort Bend County is an 880-square-mile county immediately southwest of Harris County, Texas (Houston).  Fort Bend has been in the top 10 growth counties in the U.S. for the last 20 years and currently has a population exceeding 525,000.  Complete information is available at www.fortbendcounty.org.

Robert Hebert, County Judge, hebertb@co.fort-bend.tx.us


Hawkins Delafield & Wood LLP (Sponsor/Private Sector)

1 Chase Manhattan Plaza
New York, NY 10005



Hawkins Delafield & Wood LLP represents state and local governments in connection with procurements and contract negotiations for public works projects, contract management services and public-private partnerships (PPP or P3). There are ten attorneys in the group. Each specializes full time in the public contracts field. The Public Contracts Group has been in continuous practice at the Firm for over 30 years and is recognized as one of the pre-eminent municipal contract law practices in the country. Our unsurpassed regional and national experience places it in the front rank of professional practitioners in the public contracts field for civil infrastructure projects and public-private infrastructure partnerships generally. We have successfully concluded transactions in all of the major civil infrastructure sectors. These include: transportation, public power, civic facilities, drinking water, wastewater, combined water, and solid waste. We also have extensive experience with mixed-use real estate development projects conducted under the municipal sponsorship or with substantial municipal involvement. Our practice in national in scope, with more than 200 public-private partnership and alternative project delivery projects in 25 states and several overseas jurisdictions.

Eric S. Petersen, Partner, espetersen@hawkins.com


Herzog Contracting Corporation (Sponsor/Private Sector)

600 South Riverside Road
Saint Joseph,
MO 64507



Herzog specializes in design/build and CM/GC projects for heavy and mass transit rail construction
projects. As North America’s largest rail and commuter rail construction and maintenance contractor, we
provide operations and dispatching for rail operations across North America. Herzog provides railroad
expertise worldwide, delivering state-of-the art technology for Hi Speed Rail Flaw Detection and railcar
and railroad equipment leasing, ballast distribution, rail re-laying and railcar unloading, railway systems
and signals.

Joe Kneib, Vice President, Market Development, joekneib@herzog.com

Kyle Phillips, Vice President, Civil Construction Division, kphillips@herzog.com

Norman Jester, Vice President, Herzog Transit Services, njester@htsi.com

IDE Technologies (Sponsor/Private Sector)

5050 Avenida Encinas
Suite 250
Carlsbad, CA 92008


IDE is a world leader in water treatment solutions, specializing in the development, engineering, construction and operation of some of the world’s largest and most advanced thermal and membrane desalination plants, industrial water treatment plants and water reuse facilities.
IDE works in partnership with a wide range of customers – municipalities, oil & gas, mining, refineries and power stations – on all aspects of water projects, delivering 3 million m3/day of high quality water worldwide.
IDE brings technological leadership, proven reliability and consistent delivery to all our customers. We know that strong partnerships lead to success and growth.

Gilad Choen, VP Sales & Marketing North America, giladc@ide-tech.com

Gal Zhoar, CEO IDE Assets, President IDE Projects, galz@ide-tech.com

Nilly Maik, Marketing Manager, nillym@ide-tech.com

Yaron Straschnov, Director, Head of Commercial Desks, yarons@ide-tech.com


Jacobs (Sponsor/Private Sector)

2705 Bee Cave Road
Suite 300
Austin, TX 78746


Jacobs, a wholly owned subsidiary of Jacobs Engineering Group, offers expert services in engineering, architecture and related services.  Jacobs provides a distinctive range of comprehensive planning, design and management expertise in almost every industry, both public and private.  Our client base includes agencies at all levels of government, including advisory services for public-private partnerships related to financial feasibility, procurement, traffic and revenue, tariff rate studies and other related services.  Concessionaires and developers enlist Jacobs for similar services, as well as design, quality assurance and due diligence.  As federal and state transportation funding decreases, public-sector clients are partnering with us to identify and implement PPP programs that are tailored to meet their project delivery and financing challenges.

Pamela Bailey-Campbell, VP National Transportation Consultancy, pamela.bailey@jacobs.com


JLL (Sponsor/Private Sector)

1801 K Street, NW
Suite 1000
Washington, DC 2006


JLL is a real estate services and investment management firm with offices in more than 700 cities in 60 countries. Our Public Institutions team provides real estate services to public sector agencies around the world. We have been entrusted as a partner to numerous federal, state and local entities such as the Department of Defense, General Services Administration, Department of Justice, Department of State, Department of Veteran Affairs, City of Chicago, Port Authority of New York and New Jersey, and Port of Oakland.

Kevin Wayer, Managing Director, kevin.wayer@am.jll.com


Johnson Controls (Sponsor/Private Sector)

444 North Capitol Street NW
Suite 729
Washington, DC 20001


Mark Wagner, Manager, mark.f.wagner@jci.com


K&L Gates (Sponsor/Private Sector)

17 North Second Street
18th Floor
Harrisburg, PA 17101


K&L Gates is a global multi-disciplinary law firm with 46 fully integrated offices on 5 continents, sustaining an active practice in the fields of water and wastewater, energy, environmental, transportation, energy, social and other infrastructure project development across the full-range of PPP and other project delivery structures. Working with national and international clients, K&L Gates’ environmental, construction, energy, utilities, real estate, finance, legislative and associated practice teams are actively involved in public-private projects across the United States, Europe, the Middle East and Asia.

R. Timothy Weston, Partner, tim.weston@klgates.com

Edward Fishman, Partner, ed.fishman@klgates.com

Frank L. Bigelis, Of Counsel, frank.bigelis@klgates.com


Lochner (Sponsor/Private Sector)

9601 Amberglen Blvd,
Building G Suite 119
Austin, TX 78729


For more than 70 years, Lochner has been developing implementable solutions that enable our clients to move forward with confidence and achieve their objectives.  We are a national transportation engineering firm specializing in alternative delivery, including public-private partnerships, design-build, and construction manager / general contractor.  With strong industry relationships and clients including both public agency owners and private concessionaires / contractors, Lochner brings a value-added perspective to help clients navigate the many unique challenges of alternative delivery projects and programs.  Our experts understand and thrive in the ever-changing alternative delivery environment, helping clients recognize, create, and seize opportunities.  We provide comprehensive development, procurement, and implementation services for surface, transit, rail, and aviation projects and programs.

Phillip Russell, Senior Vice President, PRussell@HWLochner.com



Management Analysis, Incorporated (Sponsor/Private Sector)

1900 Gallows Road
Suite 300
Vienna, VA 22182


Management Analysis, Incorporated (MAI) provides consulting services to organizations assessing outsourcing, competitive sourcing, and privatization options. MAI develops strategic plans and analyses of privatization options. Requests for proposals, cost comparisons of public versus private sector performance, and provides source selection support and other assessment/implementation. MAI has offices in metropolitan Washington, D.C., Atlanta, Georgia, San Diego and California and has supported public/private assessments at the federal, state and local levels for 25 years.

Art Smith, President, asmith@mainet.com

Kevin Wiggs, Vice President, kwiggs@mainet.com

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National Association of Water Companies (Sponsor/Public Sector)

2001 L Street, NW
Suite 850
Washington, DC 20036


The National Association of Water Companies (NAWC) is the voice of the private water industry. Founded in 1895 by a handful of small water companies, today the NAWC has members located throughout the nation, ranging in size from large companies owning, operating or partnering with hundreds of utilities in multiple states to individual utilities serving a few hundred customers. The range of our members’ business includes ownership of regulated drinking water and wastewater utilities and many forms of public-private partnerships and management contract arrangements. Every day nearly 73 million America – almost one in four – receive water service from a privately owned water utility or a municipal utility operating under a public-private partnership. The mission of the NAWC is to promote the value of the private sector as the provider of quality, sustainable water services and innovative solutions.

Michael Deane, Executive Director, Michael@nawc.com, @MDeaneDC

Marybeth Leongini, Director of Communications, Marybeth@nawc.com

Petra Smeltzer, Director of Government Relations, Petra@nawc.com


Pannone Lopes Devereaux & West LLC ­(Sponsor/Private Sector)

81 Main Street, Suite 510
White Plains, NY 10601


PLDW is a law firm with national expertise in the areas of municipal law, real property law, public finance, corporate, labor and employment, construction law, environmental law, and litigation. PLDW has extensive experience representing both local governments and private entities in dealing with infrastructure and procurement issues in areas such as solid waste, water, wastewater, energy, PPP, regulatory authority, and land use and development.

Teno West, Partner, twest@pldwlaw.com

Bruce Tobey, Partner, btobey@pldw.com

Josh Meyer, Partner, jmeyer@pldw.com


Plenary Group (Sponsor/Private Sector)

10100 Santa Monica Blvd
Suite 410
Los Angeles, CA 90067


Plenary Group specializes in the delivery of public infrastructure through PPPs. We bring leading local design, construction and facility management companies together to deliver outstanding results to our public sector clients. As a committed, long-term financier, we take an active, comprehensive approach to our projects. Applying this business model and depth of expertise, Plenary Group and its partners have delivered more than $6.5 billion of projects covering roads, bridges, transit, healthcare, education, justice and tourism.

Mike Marasco, Chief Executive Officer, mike.marasco@plenarygroup.com

Dale Bonner, Plenary USA Chairman, dale.bonner@plenarygroup.com

Paul Dunstan, President, paul.dunstan@plenarygroup.com

Marv Hounjet, VP & Director, US Operations, marv.hounjet@plenarygroup.com


Reason Foundation (Sponsor/Public Sector)

5737 Mesmer Ave
Los Angeles, CA 90230


Founded in 1978, Reason advances a free society by developing, applying, and promoting libertarian principles, including individual liberty, free markets, and rule of law. Reason produces respected public policy research on a variety of issues and publishes the critically acclaimed monthly magazine, Reason. Together, our top-tier think tank and political and cultural magazine reach a diverse, influential audience, advancing the values of individual freedom and choice, limited government, and market-friendly policies.  Reason Foundation’s  nonpartisan public policy research promotes choice, competition, and a dynamic market economy as the foundation for human dignity and progress. Reason produces rigorous, peer reviewed research and directly engaged the policy process, seeking strategies that emphasize cooperation, flexibility, local knowledge, and results.

Adrian Moore, Executive Director, adrian.moore@reason.org

Robert Poole, Founder, bobp@reason.com

Leonard Gilroy, Director of Privatization and Government Reform, len.gilroy@reason.org


SouthWest Water Company (Sustaining/Private)

728 Volare Drive
Birmingham, AL 35244


An American-owned company with nationwide resources and local management and decision making.  Millions of people in nine states depend on us for high-quality, reliable service. Everyday, our state-certified water and wastewater technicians pump and treat millions of gallons of water in hundreds of communities.  Our focus is the entire cycle of water (from point of origin through transporting, treating, distributing and recycling) and its repeated uses, and we take pride in this stewardship.

Craig Sorensen, General Manager, csorensen@swwc.com

Keith Fischer, Managing Director, kfischer@swwc.com

Charles W. Profilet Jr., Managing Director, cprofilet@swwc.com

Mike Quinn, President / CEO, mquinn@swwc.com


Suez (Sustaining/Private)

461 From Rd, Suite 400
Paramus, NJ 07652


SUEZ in North America operates across all 50 states and Canada with 3,430 employees dedicated to environmental sustainability and leading the resource revolution. The company owns 15 regulated water utilities, provides contracted public-private partnership services to 84 municipalities, offers water treatment and advanced network solutions to 16,000 industrial and municipal sites, provides drinking water, wastewater and waste collection service to nearly 7.5 million people on a daily basis, processes 55,000 tons of waste for recycling and manages $3.3 billion in total assets. The company posted revenues of $1.1 billion in 2014 and is a subsidiary of Paris-based SUEZ.

Eugene N. Anderson, Sr. Director Industry Relations & External Affairs, eugene.anderson@suez-na.com

Rich Henning, Sr. Vice President, Communications, rich.henning@suez-na.com


Veolia North America (Sustaining/Private)

15 Elkins Street – Floor 2
Boston, MA 02127

Veolia North America is the world’s leading provider of environmental solutions to cities, governments, businesses and industries.  Veolia specializes in energy management services, environmental and resource recovery services and technologies, and water and wastewater services and technologies. The company helps cities ensure efficient use of energy, recover resources from waste, and protect, conserve and renew natural resources.  With approximately $38.8 billion in annual revenues and 220,000 employees around the world, Veolia is publicly traded on the NYSE (VE) and Euronext (VIE).

Farzin Kiani, PE, Vice President – Business Development, farzin.kiani@veolia.com

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West Group Law PLLC (Sponsor/Small Business)

81 Main Street, Suite 510
White Plains, NY 10601

Members of West Group Law PLLC (“WGL”) have extensive experience representing municipalities and other public entities in connection with water and wastewater systems and projects, solid waste systems and projects, civic projects, municipal buildings, environmental and regulatory matters, transportation, developing regional utility systems, structuring requests for proposals, contract negotiations, alternative project delivery methods, land use development, and construction law.

Members of our firm have spent their careers serving state and local governments. We understand the challenges public entities face because many of our attorneys once worked in senior positions in local government. This experience enables us to provide state and local governments with efficient, creative, and low cost solutions across the United States.

WGL has offices located in Albany and White Plains, and we represent clients throughout the country.

Teno West, Managing Partner, twest@westgrouplaw.com

John Meyer, Partner, jmeyer@westgrouplaw.com

Steven Torres, Partner, storres@westgrouplaw.com


Xerox State & Local Solutions, Inc (Sponsor/Private Sector)

12410 Milestone Center Dr.
Germantown, MD 20876


For more than 40 years, we have worked hand-in-hand with transportation clients in over 35 countries, delivering reliable solutions, consistently achieving results and performing beyond expectations. We’re the largest provider of Innovative Mobility Solutions to governments worldwide. From fare collection to toll solutions, from back-office processing to infrastructure installation, we provide systems and services that help solve major transportation problems. People and goods will always need to get from place to place. The challenges: ever-growing congestion and pollution, increasing demands for portability, and a lack of public funds to enact programs, Xerox can help you with revenue collection and regulation compliance services worldwide.

Arnold Davis, arnold.davis@xerox.com