Two Days of Virtual Programming to Bring Attendees Maximum Project Leads and Networking Opportunities

Day 1 – Wednesday, August 18th, 2021

7:00amEXPO & Networking Time
8:00amIntroduction & Welcome – Donald Mayes, Deputy Director Equal Opportunity Department, City of Phoenix
8:03am VIP Remarks – Dr. Vivien Lattibeaudiere, Employee and Business Development Administrator, ADOT
8:08amVIP Remarks Update on Federal Funding – Karla Petty, Administrator, FHWA
Keynote Presentation – Steve Boschen, IDO Division Director, ADOT
8:30am Owner’s Panelupdates on capital programs, funding for transportation projects, updates to programs and services for DBE & Small Businesses and how to best find upcoming project opportunities. Confirmed Speakers Include:

  • ADOT – Gregory Byres, Director of Multimodal Planning 
  • Phoenix Streets Transportation – Kini Knudson, Director 
  • Sky Harbor International Airport – Candace Huff, Acting Deputy Aviation Director 
  • Phoenix Transit – Markus Coleman, Light Rail Administrator
  • MCDOT – Jesse Gutierrez, Deputy Director
  • Kiewit Infrastructure West – Yvette LeDesma, Director of Business Development -Moderator

9:30amEXPO & Networking Time


Day 2 – Thursday, August 19th, 2021

7:00am – EXPO & Networking Time
8:00am – Introduction & WelcomeDonald Mayes, Deputy Director Equal Opportunity Department, City of Phoenix
8:05am DBESS Program Update – Francesca Martin, ADOT DBE Supportive Services Program Manager

8:10amUpdates on major transportation projects across Arizona -Confirmed Project Representatives:

  • I17 Flex Lanes -Jedidah Young, Procurement Manager (P3 & Design Build), ADOT
  • I-10 Broadway Curve Expansion – Jan Bohn, Project Manager, Pulice-FNF-Flatiron Joint Venture (PFF)

8:35amLarge Prime Contractors Panel. Contractors active in the Transportation sector will give valuable insights on how they do business and how they actively engage and encourage participation from DBE & Small Businesses. Confirmed Speakers Include:

  • Fann Contracting – Jason Fann, President & COO
  • Sundt Construction – Ted Chamberlain, Project Director 
  • Granite Construction– Bob Martinez, Project Director
  • Hensel Phelps – Andrew Moore, Senior Estimator 
  • McCarthy Building Company – Brandon Moon, Project Director 
  • Falcon Contracting  – Nikki Weiss, President -Moderator 

9:30am EXPO & Networking Time

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