Central Schedule 2019-11-04T16:02:21+00:00

Central Regional Meeting Schedule

Westin at Crowne Center / Kansas City, Missouri


11:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m.

Opening and Program Overview from Ted Zoli, Senior Vice President, HNTB Corporation and John Hillman, Kiewit

12:30 – 1:30 p.m.

Lunch, Networking and Connecting with Peers

1:30 – 2:30 p.m.

Future of Work


James Minor, Swank Construction Company


Ross Smith, engineering manager, Microsoft

Laura Cataldo, senior manager of construction & real estate, Baker Tilly

Brian Ness, director, Idaho Transportation Department

Bryan Nicol, managing director of infrastructure & capital projects, Deloitte

2:30 – 3:30 p.m.

New Mobility


Ben Lehr, vice president, RS&H


Sahar Shirazi, planning & policy lead, automated vehicles and emerging mobility, WSP USA

Bernie Arseneau, senior vice president, HDR

Dan Corey, deputy national ITS practice leader, AECOM

3:30 – 4:30 p.m.

Funding Outlook & Opportunities


Paula Hammond, senior vice president, WSP


Moe Jamshidi, deputy director, Nebraska Department of Transportation

Kat Sadeghi, vice president and national practice consultant, HNTB

Dr. Alison Black, senior vice president & chief economist, ARTBA

Andrew Dohrmann, director of government relations, T.Y. Lin International

4:30 – 5:30 p.m.

Virtual Happy Hour

9:30 – 10 a.m.

Presentation from ARTBA’s Chairman

Steve McGough, president and CFO, HCSS

10 – 11 a.m.

Keynote Speaker: Dr. Morteza Farajian, Executive Director, Build America Bureau, U.S. Department of Transportation

11 a.m. – Noon

Transportation Policy & Regulatory Update

Presented by ARTBA staff

Noon – 12:30 p.m.

Workshop Discussion: Envisioning Transportation Infrastructure in a Post-Pandemic World

12:30 – 1 p.m.

Lunch, Networking and Connecting with Peers

1 – 2:30 p.m.


2:30 – 3:15 p.m.

Reports and Discussion

3:15 p.m.


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