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IV has assembled a Board of Advisors that support our efforts, in collaboration with our sponsors and strategic partners, to advance targeted technology solutions in the infrastructure marketplace. Our advisors are leaders in their fields and passionate about achieving state of practice in digital project delivery and sustainable composite structures in the infrastructure sector.
Meet the Board of Advisors
Gregory G. Nadeau
Chairman & CEO
Gregory G. Nadeau founded Infrastructure Ventures in March of 2017 following 35 years of serving in senior leadership positions and policy roles in government at the federal and state levels. For the past fifteen years of his career in public service, he became a leading national expert in transportation project delivery innovation and freight transportation policy. Infrastructure Ventures provides market development outreach and education to the transportation infrastructure sector, building bridges between private sector innovators and infrastructure owners.
IV Board of Advisor Bios
Hon. Will Kempton
Transportation innovator and manager, Will Kempton has more than 43 years of experience in transportation, public service and government affairs. Mr. Kempton is retired but most recently served as Executive Director of Transportation California, an industry-based transportation advocacy group dedicated to the advancement of California’s transportation program. Transportation California worked for years to increase funding for the state’s ailing transportation infrastructure and was a leader in the effort to pass Senate Bill 1 approved by the Legislature and signed by the Governor in early 2017.
Prior to his latest stint with Transportation California, Mr. Kempton served as Executive Director of the California Transportation Commission (CTC), responsible for advising and assisting the Legislature and the Administration in the development of transportation policies and plans for California. As Executive Director, he administered and facilitated the programming and allocation of funds for highway, passenger rail, transit and active transportation improvements throughout California.
Throughout Mr. Kempton’s career, he has moved between public and private posts, starting with the California Department of Transportation (Caltrans) in 1973. In 1985, Mr. Kempton assumed the role of Executive Director of the Santa Clara County Traffic Authority, managing its billion-dollar highway sales tax construction program, the first of its kind in the state. In 1992, Mr. Kempton became a partner in Smith, Kempton & Watts, a Sacramento advocacy firm where he consulted in programs and policies to enhance the effectiveness of public and private resources.
In 2004, Kempton was appointed by Governor Schwarzenegger as the Director of Caltrans, overseeing an annual operating budget of more than $13.8 billion and 22,000 employees. He served in this capacity for five years before taking over as the Chief Executive Officer of the Orange County Transportation Authority, a county-wide transportation agency responsible for county transit services and management of the local half-cent sales tax program. Mr. Kempton retired from public service in 2013 before returning to the private sector, and ended his career in December of 2016.
Since 2005, Mr. Kempton has served on the board of the Mineta Transportation Institute, a university transportation center located at California State University, San Jose. For four years, he taught transportation funding and finance through the Institute’s graduate program in Transportation Management and has worked with his fellow board member’s and staff to secure a solid financial base in support of the center’s activities. He is also a board member of the California Transportation Foundation, an organization that provides support for injured and fallen transportation workers and offers educational opportunities for college students and the broader transportation community.
Will has a Bachelor of Arts degree in Political Science from the University of San Francisco and completed graduate studies in Government and Public Administration at California State University, Sacramento. He resides in Folsom, California with his wife Beverley. They have four adult children and four grandchildren.
Hon. David Matsuda
David Matsuda is a national transportation expert with nearly 2 decades of experience leading, overseeing and working in federal transportation agencies, giving him a deep understanding of how the federal government makes decisions.
Matsuda has served in every level of a federal agency, from intern to civil servant to political leader, ultimately managing the day-to-day as well as strategic direction of a 900-employee organization’s activities. His experience on successful teams led by U.S. Transportation Secretary Ray LaHood and U.S. Senator Frank Lautenberg has enabled him to help shape decisions at the highest levels of government. Matsuda’s technical and policy backgrounds have served him to seek out and succeed in the most challenging projects, including passage of multi-billion dollar federal legislation on shipping and rail infrastructure, as well as settlement of complex environmental litigation.
As founder of Matsuda & Associates, LLC, in Washington, DC, located just blocks from the U.S. Capitol, he works with public and private organizations of
all sizes, providing advice on federal matters and helping develop successful marketing, legislative, regulatory, and policy development strategies. Currently his practice focuses on helping organizations succeed in competing for discretionary grants, management of 2 coalitions and transportation and security policy matters.Throughout his public service, Matsuda has advised U.S. Senators, Senate Committees, cabinet secretaries and other senior federal officials-- as well as Presidential and Senate campaigns-- on transportation and security matters. He has represented the U.S., the Administration, and entire industries speaking in international delegations worldwide. He continues to mentor Congressional staff and others in the government and transportation industries.
Hon. Victor Mendez
Victor Mendez is the Principal at VM Consulting Group, LLC and provides consulting and advisory services to clients in the transportation industry. He was the former Deputy Secretary of Transportation from 2014 to 2017 and was previously sworn in on July 17, 2009, as Administrator of the Federal Highway Administration (FHWA), the 18th person to hold this position.
Mendez was previously Director of the Arizona Department of Transportation (ADOT), beginning in November 2001. Mendez started at ADOT in 1985 as a transportation engineer. In 2006, Mendez was elected president of both the Western Association of State Highway and Transportation Officials and the American Association of State Highway and Transportation Officials (AASHTO), its national counterpart.
As Administrator of the Federal Highway Administration, Mendez launched the Every Day Counts (EDC) partnership with the states. Greg Nadeau, while serving as Deputy Administrator, became the architect of Victor’s vision, which continues to be an important innovation tool for the Federal Aid Highway Program. Victor also supported international cooperation.
In 2011, he signed the first Memorandum of Cooperation with the Forum of European National Highway Research Laboratories.
Mendez earned a civil engineering degree from the University of Texas at El Paso and an MBA from Arizona State University. He is a registered professional engineer in the State of Arizona. Before joining ADOT, Mendez worked for the U.S. Forest Service as an engineer in Oregon.
Hon. Dr. Ann Schneider
Dr. Ann L. Schneider is cur rently the President and Owner of Ann L. Schneider and Associates LLC providing premier transportation consulting services. She has served a variety of clients by preparing an alternative transportation funding model for Illinois, serving as an owner representative for various multimodal transportation clients, identifying funding solutions for local government infrastructure priorities and working to improve the nation’s freight transportation system. She works with clients to develop relationships with key government officials and provides support for grant applications as well as freight study project management. She has helped to obtain over $214 million in grant funding for her clients.
Ann served as Secretary for the Illinois Department of Transportation (IDOT) from July 2011 to July 2014. As Secretary, she had fiscal oversight for an annual operating budget of over $2.8 billion and a capital budget of $14.7 billion. She led a work force of more than 5,200 full-time employees statewide.
Ann’s energy and passion for transportation have made her a popular leader
both regionally and nationally. In 2012, she was asked by former U.S. Transportation Secretary, Ray LaHood, to Chair the first National Freight Advisory Committee (NFAC), helping to shape future multi-modal freight policy throughout the nation. Ann also served as the Chair of the AASHTO Standing Committee on Rail Transportation.
Ann began work with IDOT in 2005 as the Director of the Office of Finance and Administration and in 2010; she was appointed Chief Operating Officer in the Secretary’s Office. Prior to joining IDOT, she served as the Chief Fiscal Officer for the Illinois Department of Natural Resources, was Budget Operations Director at the Governor’s Office of Management and Budget and served as Assistant State Comptroller for Fiscal Policy. She has also served as Fiscal Advisor to the Democratic Leaders in the Illinois General Assembly and Assistant Director for Fiscal Affairs at the Illinois Board of Higher Education.
She serves on the University of Illinois at Springfield Master of Public Administration Advisory Council.
She is a speaker and has been an adjunct professor for the University of Illinois, Springfield. Ann received her Bachelor of Arts degree from Augustana College Rock Island Illinois, her Master of Public Administration from the University of Illinois Springfield and her Doctor of Public Administration from the University of Illinois Springfield. Her dissertation is titled “Determinants of debt financing for highway capital spending in the states”. She recently co-authored a peer-reviewed article on the Illinois budget crisis that was published in the Spring-Summer 2019 Municipal Finance Journal.
As founder and principal of Kempton Strategies LLC, Mark leads a team of experts providing business and project development as well as government affairs services to transportation and goods movement sector clients.
Prior to starting Kempton Strategies, Mark was responsible for the development of Public-Private Partnerships (PPPs) in the Western United States and Canada for Skanska, a Fortune Global 500 Company and one of the 10 largest construction companies in the world. In this role, Mark identified and assessed public projects for private partnership potential and then led those projects through to commercial and financial close, significantly contributing to Skanska’s growth objectives in North America.
Mark also spent time as Director of Strategic Performance for Skanska’s heavy civil business unit in North America, supporting the executive team in the development and execution of corporate strategy, including the integration of separately-acquired businesses into Skanska’s best performing business unit during a period of global economic downturn.
Mark has spent more than 24 years managing private procurement projects, coordinating corporate responses to public policy and leading several strategic initiatives related to federal, state and local government requirements at both Fortune 500 and Fortune 500 Global companies.