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 Administrator, ADOT
8:08amUpdate on Federal Funding – Karla Petty, Administrator, FHWA
Keynote Presentation – Steve Boschen, IOD Division Director, ADOT
8:40am 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:

  • 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
8:15am – Updates on major transportation projects across Arizona -Confirmed Project Representatives:

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

8:45amLarge 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
  • Granite Construction -Bob Martinez, Project Director 
  • Hensel Phelps -Rosemary Middleton, Coordinator of Supplier Diversity 
  • McCarthy Building Company -Brandon Moon, Project Director 
  • Falcon Contracting -Nikki Weiss, President -Moderator 

9:30am EXPO & Networking Time

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