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MassEcon Forum on Transportation
August 6 @ 10:30 am - 12:00 pm
- Perspectives on transportation in the pandemic/recovery
- Emerging metrics on transportation
- Fiscal and cultural impacts of the pandemic, downturn, and recovery on our transportation network and Massachusetts economic competitiveness
- And more…
Speaker presentations and moderated discussion will be followed by a Q&A.
In Conversation with:
Lisa Wieland, CEO, Massport
Lisa Wieland is the Chief Executive Officer of the Massachusetts Port Authority (Massport). As CEO, Wieland leads 1,300 employees and oversees a $600 million+ organization with the mission of connecting Massachusetts and New England to the world to support the Commonwealth’s economic development and transportation goals, while demonstrating a commitment to neighboring communities. Massport’s portfolio includes Boston Logan International Airport, Worcester Regional Airport, Hanscom Airfield, the public facilities at the Port of Boston, as well as property in East Boston, South Boston, and Charlestown. The Authority’s facilities generate nearly $22 billion in annual economic impact.
Steve Poftak, General Manager, MBTA
Effective January 1, 2019, Steve Poftak joined the MBTA as General Manager. General Manager Poftak, who previously served as the Vice Chair of the Fiscal and Management Control Board and as a Director of the MassDOT Board since 2015, comes to the T from the Harvard Kennedy School, where he was Executive Director of the Rappaport Institute for Greater Boston. Previously, Poftak was Research Director and Director of the Center for Better Government at the Pioneer Institute for Public Policy Research. Prior to that, he worked at the Commonwealth’s Executive Office for Administration and Finance, where he managed the $1.3 billion capital budget, prepared the state’s quarterly cash flow reporting, and monitored non-tax revenue receipts. Other experience includes service on the Commonwealth’s Finance Advisory Board and Zero-Based Budget Commission.
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Jonathan Gulliver, Highway Administrator, Mass DOT
Jonathan Gulliver is the Highway Administrator at the Massachusetts Department of Transportation, having served in this role since May 2017. He joined MassDOT in 2009, and prior to accepting the position of Highway Administrator, he served as the District 3 Highway Director, responsible for the management and oversight of the state highway and bridge system of Central Massachusetts. Jonathan has over two decades of experience in managing complex state and municipal projects, and holds a degree in Civil Engineering from Worcester Polytechnic Institute.
Nutter McClennen & Fish LLP
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