Western 2019-07-09T20:02:31+00:00

Hyatt Regency San Antonio

123 Losoya St
San Antonio, Texas 78205
Tel: 210.222.1234
Room Rate: $259; Deadline: October 15
Reservations: Book Now

4.5 Professional Development Hours (PDH) will be available for the event and a form will be sent to attendees after the event concludes. Registrants will have to check with their individual state licensing board to ensure that this event meets their PDH or Continuing Education Unit requirements. Please contact ARTBA’s Olena Khtei okhtei@artba.org for any questions

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3 – 3:10 p.m.

Welcome by ARTBA Western Region Vice Chairman

Jeff Clyde, president & CEO, W.W. Clyde & Company

3:10 – 3:30 p.m.

ARTBA First Vice Chairman’s presentation

Steve McGough, president & chief financial officer, HCSS

3:30 – 4 p.m.

Opening Presenter: John Hakel, executive director, Southern California Partnership for Jobs

4 – 4:45 p.m.

Digital Transformation - Civil Infrastructure Information Modeling (CIIM)

Kevin Cornish, senior vice president, AECOM

5 – 6:30 p.m.

Opening Reception

8:30 – 9:30 a.m.


9:30 – 10:30 a.m.

A Conversation with California Transportation Agencies

Moderated by: Andrew Dohrmann, associate vice president, TY Lin International


  • Darren Kettle, executive director, Ventura County Transportation Commission

  • Jim Beil, executive director, Capital Programs at Orange County Transportation Authority

  • Colin Peppard, senior director, Los Angeles County Metropolitan Transportation Authority, Office of Extraordinary Innovation

  • Andrew B. Fremier, deputy executive director of operations, Metropolitan Transportation Commission

    10:30 – 10:45 a.m.

    Networking Break

    10:45 – 11:45 a.m.

    Keynote Speaker: Karla Sutliff, chief engineer, Caltrans

    11:45 – Noon

    A Case Study in Grassroots Advocacy: The Dire States Program

    Case Construction

    Noon – 12:45 p.m.

    Networking Lunch

    12:45 – 2 p.m.

    Leadership Development: Western Transportation Department’s Emerging Leaders program

    Brian Ness, director, Idaho Department of Transportation, (moderator)


    • Stacey Shepard, federal aid and work order authorization manager Washington State Department of Transportation (WSDOT)

    • Todd Hubbard, project development engineer, Idaho Transportation Department (ITD)

    • Matt Swift, strategic asset & performance management division engineer, Oklahoma Department of Transportation (ODOT)

    • Dee Lam, planning and modal programs management liaison California Department of Transportation (Caltrans)

      2 – 2:45 p.m.

      Market Update and November Transportation Ballot Results

      Alison Premo Black, senior vice president & chief economist, ARTBA

      2:45 – 3:30 pm.

      10 Risk Management Hacks That Will Change Your Approach to Project Delivery

      Chris Brasco, senior partner, Watt, Tieder, Hoffar & Fitzgerald

      Robert C. Shaia, partner, Watt Tieder Hoffar & Fitzgerald

      3:30 p.m.

      Closing Remarks

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      Please complete this sponsor form and email to Ed Tarrant.


      • 3 complimentary registrations
      • Logo projected during general sessions and lunches
      • Visual & verbal recognition at evening reception
      • Display promotional materials at registration desk
      • Recognition in Regional Meeting pages of artba.org
      • Recognition in all meeting promotional emails


      • 2 complimentary registrations
      • Logo projected during lunches
      • Signage recognition at registration desk
      • Recognition in Regional Meeting pages of artba.org
      • Recognition in all meeting promotional emails


      • 1 complimentary registration
      • Signage recognition at registration desk
      • Recognition in Regional Meeting pages of artba.org



      PDH Form available, contact Lena Khtei