The Port Authority of New York & New Jersey Conference

September 21, 2016

The CUNY Graduate Center
New York, NY

8:00 - 8:45 AM

Registration, Breakfast, Networking, & Exhibits

Sponsored by skanska


8:45 - 8:50 AM

Program Introduction

Lash Green,
Director, Office of Business Diversity and Civil Rights
The Port Authority of New York & New Jersey


8:50 - 8:55 AM

Welcoming Remarks

Patrick Foye,
Executive Director
The Port Authority of New York & New Jersey


8:55 - 9:00 AM

Introduction of Stewart Steeves 

Husam Ahmad,
Chairman and Co-Founder
HAKS


9:00 - 9:25 AM

Opening Keynote

Stewart Steeves,
LGP Chief Executive Officer,
LaGuardia Gateway Partners

Learn all about Building New York City’s World Class Terminal: LaGuardia Central Terminal B

Sponsored by haks


9:25 - 9:40 AM

Capital Plan Updates and Highlights

Michael Massiah,
Chief, Capital Planning, Execution & Asset Management
The Port Authority of New York & New Jersey

The Capital Plan is constantly evolving. Be among the first to hear about additions and revisions to projects including Gateway Rail Tunnel Project, Newark Terminal A Redevelopment Program, Port Authority Bus Terminal, Restoring the George Washington Bridge, and more.


9:40 - 10:10 AM

Panel: Operations and Asset Management

Moderator: Stephanie Dawson,  
Chief Operating Officer, Acting,
The Port Authority of New York & New Jersey

Vincent Antes, P.E.  
Assistant Director, Port Commerce Department,  
The Port Authority of New York & New Jersey

James “Jim” Birdsall, PE, PhD
Asset Management Practice Leader, 
Parsons

Robert Carleton, P.E.  
Senior Program Manager, Tunnels, Bridges & Terminals Department,
The Port Authority of New York & New Jersey

Clarelle DeGraffe,
Deputy Director, PATH,
The Port Authority of New York & New Jersey

Shawn Lenahan, A.I.A.
Assistant Director, Operations Programs, Chief Operating Office,
The Port Authority of New York & New Jersey

Michael Moran, 
General Manager, JFK, 
The Port Authority of New York & New Jersey


10:10 - 10:40  AM

Networking, Refreshments & Exhibits


10:40- 11:15 AM

The 2016-2017 Construction Program

James Starace, P.E.
Chief Engineer,

The Port Authority of New York & New Jersey

This session will cover current and upcoming construction contracts for bid in 2016-2017, Opportunities for MWSDBEs, Understanding Port Authority Construction Programs and more.


11:30 - 12:15 PM

Panel: Strategies for MWBE Growth at the Port Authority

Moderator: Mark O’Luck,
Chief Executive Officer,

Spectrum Personal Communications Corp

Mandeep Singh Arora, P.E.
Senior Vice President,

Arora and Associates, PC

Lee Ecker, P.E.
Senior Project Manager,

CHA

David Gutierrez, CPPO
Assistant Director, Procurement Department,

The Port Authority of New York & New Jersey

Ida Perich,
General Manager, the Office of Business Diversity and Civil Rights,

The Port Authority of New York & New Jersey

Lenore Schwartz, P.E.
President,

Total Electric Distributors, Inc.

Learn how your firm, regardless of size, can take advantage of opportunities with the Port Authority of New York & New Jersey. Topics covered include procurement strategies and programs to increase MWBE participation.


12:15 - 12:45 PM

Regional Initiatives: Construction Outlook for 2017 & Beyond

Steven Plate,
Chief of Major Capital Projects,

The Port Authority of New York and New Jersey


12:45 PM

Closing Remarks

Amy Zucchi-Justice,
Founder, Managing Director,
The Karlyn Group

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