Board of Advisors
IV is actively building strategic partnerships and a Board of Advisors network of individuals and entities that will support the implementation of market development projects for our strategic partners. IV Advisors are leaders in their field and along with our Chairman, passionate about advancing innovation and the state of practice of project development and delivery in the infrastructure sector.
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. Ann Schneider
Ann served nine years with the Illinois Department of Transportation from 2005-2014, including three years as Secretary from 2011-2014, and is also former Chair of the National Freight Advisory Committee. She is currently the President and Owner of Ann L. Schneider and Associates LLC providing premier transportation consulting services. She has served clients by preparing alternative transportation funding models, serving as an owner representative for various multimodal transportation clients, identifying 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 clients obtain over $98.5 million in federal, state and private grant funding and positioning them for even greater ROI.
John has been a national leader in transportation policy for over 30 years. He is currently a transportation consultant serving clients ranging from the National Association of Counties (NACo) to a company specializing in highway public private partnerships. At NACo he has worked with FHWA and County Associations at the State level to encourage bridge bundling like the successful programs in Pennsylvania, Ohio, Georgia and Nebraska.
From 1999 to 2013, he served as Executive Director of the American Association of State Highway and Transportation Officials (AASHTO). While CEO, he transformed AASHTO into one of the most effective transportation advocacy groups in the country, and sustained its reputation as a world leader in engineering.
From 1993 to 1999 he served in the U.S. Department of Transportation as the Department’s advocate for intermodal policies and quality of life initiatives, and as liaison to State and Local Governments, the US Congress, and transportation constituencies.
A native of the Northwest, Horsley was elected to five terms as County Commissioner in Kitsap County, just west of Seattle. During his 17 years in this position he managed the county’s road and transit systems and was President of the Metropolitan Planning Organization for the Seattle region. In 1986 he was elected President of the National Association of Counties. He served on NACo’s Transportation Steering Committee and founded the Rebuild America Coalition.
Horsley is a graduate of Harvard, a Peace Corps volunteer, an Army veteran, a Congressional aide, and did graduate study at Georgetown University. He and his wife Deanna have been married for 45 years and have two children: daughter Jennifer and son Adam, married to Tycie Young of Arlington, Virginia, and granddaughter Clara Ann.
Los Angeles, California
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.