Brouillette to moderate forum on P3s in transportation

Matthew J. Brouillette, president of the Commonwealth Foundation will moderate a forum on public-private partnerships and the potential role they can play in helping Pennsylvania meet its transportation infrastructure needs Monday, beginning at 10 am.

The event’s panel includes:

  • State Representative Rick Geist (R-Altoona), Republican Chairman of the House Transportation Committee and author of House Bill 555, enabling legislation for PPP projects in PA.
  • Bob Prieto, senior vice president of Fluor Corporation, who brings a project development perspective.
  • Karen J. Hedlund, partner with Nossaman, Guthner, Knox & Elliott, LLP. Hedlund specializes in structuring PPPs and advises several state transportation agencies nationwide on the legal framework for PPPs.
  • Brian Chase, vice president of Global Infrastructure for The Carlyle Group, who brings a finance perspective.
  • Andrew Garbutt, Head of Global Infrastructure and Projects Group – USA for KPMG Corporate Finance LLC. Garbutt has been involved with PPP projects in Texas and also brings a global perspective.

WHEN: Monday, April 7, 2008

TIME: 10 a.m. to noon

WHERE: Capitol Media Center, East Wing of the State Capitol Complex.

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