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Meagan M Bolton

Breaking Down the Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act (IIJA)
Tuesday April 19 1:00 - 3:00 PM

Of Counsel
Ice Miller LLP

Meagan Bolton is Of Counsel in Ice Miller’s Public Affairs Group, where she focuses her practice in technology and telecommunications policy. Meagan leverages her passion for social justice and equitable access to broadband and tech opportunities to develop effective strategies for clients. Prior to joining Ice Miller, Meagan served as Chairman Gary C. Peters’ technology, telecommunications and judiciary counsel in the U.S. Senate where she helped pass legislation expanding rip-and-replace funding. She also assisted Sen. Peters in the selection and ultimate appointment of Michigan’s first black female U.S. Attorney and confirmation of Michigan’s first federal judge of South Asian descent. She previously served Congress as the tech and telecom counsel for the U.S. House Committee on Small Business majority staff and worked as in-house counsel at Universal Service Administrative Co. which is designated by the FCC to administer nearly $10 billion in funding to connect rural and low income homes to broadband services. Additionally, Meagan represented tech, telecom, media and labor clients as senior director and counsel at a government relations, public policy and digital advocacy firm.

In law school, Meagan held positions at the FCC in the office of former Chairwoman Mignon L. Clyburn and Wireline Competition Bureau, Comcast NBCUniversal, CTIA, VMware, Florida State Conference NAACP, and United States Federal Bankruptcy Court for the Southern District of Florida. She was also named Multicultural Media Telecom and Internet Council's Earle K. Moore fellow for her work as law clerk to founder and President Emeritus, David Honig.

Prior to law school, Meagan developed and managed the real estate litigation department at an established, full-service law firm and managed cases in the areas of commercial and residential mortgage foreclosure, civil litigation, bankruptcy, family law and intellectual property law.


David Camerucci

Building the Foundation for Infrastructure Projects
Tuesday May 31 1:00 - 3:00 PM

Office Hours
Tuesday May 31 3:00 - 4:00 PM

Manager
EY

David is a manager in EY’s Sustainability Tax Services practice with extensive experience in the sustainability tax and incentives space. David has assisted clients in capturing millions of dollars in credits and incentives for sustainability-related investments ranging from fleet and supply chain decarbonization to the installation of complex renewable energy systems. David works closely with both public and private sector organizations to navigate the complex sustainability tax and incentives landscape, and to secure various federal, state, local and private-sector incentives for their investments.

David is a manager in EY’s Sustainability Tax Services practice with extensive experience in the sustainability tax and incentives space. David has assisted clients in capturing millions of dollars in credits and incentives for sustainability-related investments ranging from fleet and supply chain decarbonization to the installation of complex renewable energy systems. David works closely with both public and private sector organizations to navigate the complex sustainability tax and incentives landscape, and to secure various federal, state, local and private-sector incentives for their investments.
Relevant experience:
David specializes in identifying, obtaining and complying with federal, state and local incentives for companies making sustainability related investments and seeking to reduce their emissions footprints. David’s clients range from small public school districts seeking to upgrade their school bus fleet to Fortune 100 organizations across multiple industries implementing a sophisticated strategy to reduce emissions.

David also specializes in assisting government and public sector entities in identifying grants and incentives for various types of investments and projects.
Prior to joining EY, David worked in economic development most recently supporting a grass roots organization seeking to build innovation ecosystems for rural entrepreneurs in Colorado.
David holds a Juris Doctorate from the University of Colorado Law School and a Bachelor of Arts in Public Policy from The Ohio State University.


Adam Christian

Office Hours
Tuesday April 19 3:00 - 4:00 PM

Office Hours
Tuesday May 31 3:00 - 4:00 PM

Senior Vice President
EY




Rod Garvin

How Different Communities Can Benefit From IIJA
Tuesday December 6 1:00 - 3:00 PM

Manager, EY Economic Development Advisory Services
EY




Amy Holloway

Building the Foundation for Infrastructure Projects
Tuesday May 31 1:00 - 3:00 PM

Office Hours
Tuesday May 31 3:00 - 4:00 PM

Preparing for Federal Grant Applications
Tuesday August 9 1:00 - 3:00 PM

How Different Communities Can Benefit From IIJA
Tuesday December 6 1:00 - 3:00 PM

Partner
EY

Amy is a principal and national director of Economic Development Advisory Services at Ernst & Young LLP. She assists clients with economic development strategies, leadership engagement, competitive assessments and benchmarking analyses, visioning, goal setting and organizational planning. She is a national thought leader and speaker on the topic of economic development.

Over the course of her 25-year career, Amy has served as an advisor to more than 200 communities across the Americas and Europe. Her work has established strategic plans that coalesce community leaders around a shared course of action to grow jobs, business investment and improve opportunities for all of their residents. This has resulted in the creation of tens of thousands of new jobs and billions in capital investment.

Prior to joining EY, Amy was a successful entrepreneur. After a decade as a consultant at other companies, she established Avalanche Consulting in 2005, which became a prominent national economic development consultancy. In the 15 years before joining EY, Avalanche worked for more than 150 communities. Its experience includes serving as the economic development strategist in regions such as Atlanta, Charleston, Charlotte, Cincinnati, Columbus, Houston, Jacksonville and Miami, as well as thriving small and mid-sized communities across the US.


Jill Jamieson

Breaking Down the Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act (IIJA)
Tuesday April 19 1:00 - 3:00 PM

CEO
Illuminati Infrastructure Advisors

Jill Jamieson is the CEO of Illuminati Infrastructure Advisors, a boutique advisory firm specializing in providing infrastructure advisory services to public sector and governmental entities. She is a globally recognized leader in infrastructure finance and public-private-partnerships (P3), having worked extensively in the United States, Latin America, Europe and Asia for a wide variety of public and private sector clients. With nearly 30 years of experience managing complex mega-project transactions and advising public sector clients in all activities relating to innovative finance and delivery, specific areas of expertise include innovative project delivery and performance-based contracting; P3 program and framework development; structuring and implementing asset optimization and monetization / value-capture strategies; government transformation; and P3 transaction advisory assistance. Successful transaction experience encompasses work across multiple infrastructure sectors, ranging from transportation and water to energy and higher ed, with a total capital investment portfolio in excess of US$25 billion. Ms. Jamieson currently advises a wide range of federal, state, and local public authorities across the U.S. and the globe on innovative finance and delivery. A frequent keynote speaker on issues relating to infrastructure finance and delivery, Ms. Jamieson has also been called to testify as an independent expert before the House Transportation and Infrastructure Committee on P3 and other forms of alternative finance and delivery for public works. Ms. Jamieson’s professional background includes investment banking, law, and management


Brian Jarzynski

Preparing for Federal Grant Applications
Tuesday August 9 1:00 - 3:00 PM

Managing Director, Assurance Services
EY




Andrew Kleine

Preparing for Federal Grant Applications
Tuesday August 9 1:00 - 3:00 PM

How Different Communities Can Benefit From IIJA
Tuesday December 6 1:00 - 3:00 PM

Senior Director, EY Parthenon Strategy & Transactions
EY




Scott Krapf

Breaking Down the Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act (IIJA)
Tuesday April 19 1:00 - 3:00 PM

Member
Frost Brown Todd LLC

Scott has developed a broad practice focused on finance, real estate and general business advising. He has extensive experience in public finance transactions having served as bond counsel, underwriter’s counsel, disclosure counsel and purchaser’s counsel. Scott’s representative experience includes real estate purchase agreements and leases. Scott also advises clients in the sports and entertainment industries. He serves as counsel to businesses, public and private entities, boards and commissions, advising them on multiple aspects, including administrative and operational matters, entity formation, contract negotiations, governance and general corporate compliance.
He received his law degree from the Indiana University Maurer School of Law and his bachelor’s and master’s degrees from Illinois State University.
Prior to joining Frost Brown Todd, Scott was an Assistant Commissioner for the Ohio Valley Conference and worked as a judicial law clerk for the Montgomery County Superior Court. Scott also was twice named an NCAA Division I Academic All-American in cross-country and track and field as a student-athlete.


Geraldine C. Lopez

Building the Foundation for Infrastructure Projects
Tuesday May 31 1:00 - 3:00 PM

Office Hours
Tuesday May 31 3:00 - 4:00 PM

Manager, Economic Development Advisory Services
EY

Geri is a Manager at Ernst & Young LLP in the Economic Development Advisory Services practice and is located in the Tampa, FL office. She has over two decades of experience leading economic development, community development, and redevelopment efforts including years of work for city and county government. Geri is a strategic thinker with a results-oriented approach. Her passion and knowledge of developing equitable and sustainable communities, innovative approach to connecting community and economic development initiatives based on research and data, and experience with public-private partnerships and federal grant administration help client communities achieve more inclusive and prosperous economies.

Prior to joining EY, Geri served as Director of Redevelopment and Economic Opportunity for Manatee County, Florida for five years and Director of Economic Development and Housing for the City of Clearwater, Florida for fourteen years. In these roles, Geri led departments in administering multiple economic development programs and created numerous strategic plans and initiatives, including a Framework for Economic Recovery in response to COVID-19.

Geri is a Certified Economic Developer (CEcD) and member of the International Economic Development Council (IEDC) as well as the Urban Land Institute (ULI). Her volunteer activities include serving as a board member of the non-profit, Enterprising Latinas, which creates economic opportunities for women to support their financial, educational, and family goals.


Jason McGaugh

Reviewing the Guidance
Tuesday October 4 1:00 - 3:00 PM

Managing Partner of Investments
Sustainability Partners LLC

Jason McGaugh is responsible for formulating effective and efficient investment processes, including project investment thesis, transaction structuring, returns analysis and project risk management for the SP's infrastructure projects. He leads SP's utilization underwriting and due diligence activities, including credit risk evaluation and project cash flow analysis.
Mr. McGaugh has been an operational and strategic finance specialist for over 25 years. Prior to joining SP, Jason was responsible for financial reporting, M&A evaluation, and strategic financial leadership at First Solar, one of the largest renewable energy manufacturing companies in the Western hemisphere.

Before First Solar, Mr. McGaugh was an investment banker and financial advisor representing domestic and international companies on a variety of buy-side, sell-side, and capital raise transactions.

He earned both his Bachelor of Science in Finance and MBA from the W.P. Carey School of Business at Arizona State University and has held numerous Securities licenses throughout his career.


Caroline Sallee

Preparing for Federal Grant Applications
Tuesday August 9 1:00 - 3:00 PM

Senior Manager, Quantitative Economics & Statistics
EY




Jennifer Tammen

Building the Foundation for Infrastructure Projects
Tuesday May 31 1:00 - 3:00 PM

Office Hours
Tuesday May 31 3:00 - 4:00 PM

Senior Manager
EY

Jennifer Tammen is a senior manager in the Indirect Tax team with over twenty years of success in working with developers, property owners, municipalities and quasi-public agencies on all aspects of tax increment financing (TIF), zoning and entitlements, planning, deal structuring, redevelopment agreement negotiation, early-stage project management, and creative approaches to capital and public-private project evaluation and funding.

She prepared financial analysis and negotiation services to secure the approval of nearly $2 billion in new real estate development projects and business retention and more than $250 million in TIF and other financial subsidies throughout the Chicagoland market.
Jennifer assisted dozens of clients with economic development projects and initiatives throughout Illinois, including new TIF District and Business District designations, feasibility analyses and special studies.

Jennifer has most recently served as principal and municipal advisor for Ehlers & Associates and formed and led her own company, The Tammen Group, where she also served as a consulting planning project manager for the Public Building Commission of Chicago. She has also served as director of planning for Norwood Builders, Inc. and as redevelopment project manager for the Village of Oak Park, Illinois. 


Zeyu Zhang

Breaking Down the Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act (IIJA)
Tuesday April 19 1:00 - 3:00 PM

Building the Foundation for Infrastructure Projects
Tuesday May 31 1:00 - 3:00 PM

Preparing for Federal Grant Applications
Tuesday August 9 1:00 - 3:00 PM

Reviewing the Guidance
Tuesday October 4 1:00 - 3:00 PM

How Different Communities Can Benefit From IIJA
Tuesday December 6 1:00 - 3:00 PM

Coordinator, Research & Technical Assistance
Council of Development Finance Agencies

Zeyu Zhang is a Research & Technical Assistance Coordinator for the Council of Development Finance Agencies (CDFA). She contributes to the team by conducting research on development finance-related topics, generating reports, and performing data analysis.
Zeyu received her Ph.D. degree in Mass Communication at Ohio University in 2021. She has expertise in media studies, research designs, and data analysis. Her dissertation examined media’s strategic use of appeals and cultural values in influencing consumer behavior and purchase intentions. She also has a Master’s degree in Digital Storytelling from Ball State University. Prior to joining CDFA, she worked as a researcher, instructor, research assistant, and program assistant. She is excited to advance her career by deepening her knowledge in the field of development finance.



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