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“Making the Grade” Industry Group to Release Six-Point Plan to Rebuild America’s Infrastructure

Matt Ball on June 4, 2014 - in Corporate, Smart Cities

At the National Press Club on June 26-27, a report resulting from experts representing 45 different corporations, professional organizations, think tanks, financial advisors, academic institutions and others will be released offering a six-point plan with fresh ideas to regain America’s infrastructure leadership and revive the country’s global competitiveness.

The report and a related symposium will outline the six concrete, innovative new ways that the federal government, industry and other stakeholders can work together to solve the crisis of the failing state of U.S. infrastructure. The effort came about in response to D+ grade America’s overall infrastructure received in the most recent quadrennial report card from the American Society of Civil Engineers (ASCE).

WHAT: “Making The Grade: A National Six-Point Plan to Regain America’s Infrastructure Leadership” Symposium
WHEN: Thursday, June 26 (6:00 – 9:00 p.m.) and Friday, June 27 (8:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.)
WHERE: National Press Club, 529 14th Street NW, Washington, DC 20045
WHO: Speakers and attendees representing every kind of stakeholder in the fate of our infrastructure: government, industry, professional organizations, academia and more, including:

  • Patrick J. Natale, Exec Director American Society of Civil Engineers
  • Major General Michael J. Walsh, U.S. Army Corp of Engineers (retired) and VP, Water Resources & Coastal Resliency, Dewberry
  • Andrés R. Gluski, President and CEO, AES Energy Company
  • John Williams, CEO, Impact Infrastructure
  • Terry F. Neimeyer, Chairman & CEO KCI Technologies and Chairman, Institute of Sustainable Infrastructure
  • Bill Van Dyke, President, Black & Veatch Special Projects Corp
  • Leanne Tobias, Managing Principal, Malachite LLC
  • Lidia Berger, National Sustainability Director, Dewberry
  • Janet F. Kavinoky Executive Director, Transportation & Infrastructure, U.S. Chamber of Commerce
  • Dr. James Moore, SVP, National Planning Director, HDR Engineering Inc.
  • Scott Katz, Exec Director, DC 11st Bridge Park Project
  • Rosalynn Hughey, Deputy Director for City Wide and Neighborhood Planning, DC Office of Planning (invited)
  • Norman Anderson, President and CEO, CG/LA Infrastructure
  • Terry D. Bennett, Senior Industry Strategist for Infrastructure, Autodesk

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