William A. Marino
Chief Executive Officer
William A. Marino, Founder of Star America and Managing Partner of Star America Infrastructure Partners, LLC began his career in the surety field where he discovered his passion for construction insurance and bonding. Bill founded Allied North America, a “construction only” brokerage in 1979, laying the foundation for what developed into the largest private construction surety and insurance brokerage in the US. He sold his organization to Aon in 2009.
Today, Bill devotes his time to North American infrastructure and the development of Public Private Partnerships though his work at Star America. Bill’s intimate knowledge of the industry and the relationships he has developed over the years creates a strong foundation for the organization. Star America embodies Bill’s core principles of outstanding service, ethics and overall excellence
Star America was founded as a result of his vision to offer a financial services organization with deep seated industry knowledge and an innate ability to create joint venture and M & A opportunities and a strong vehicle for investing into America’s infrastructure.
Terence M. Easton
Vice President Global
Terence Easton is currently Vice President Global Infrastructure Sales and serves as a member of Fluor’s Corporate Sales Board. In this role, he has global responsibility for sales, marketing and business development for transportation, commercial & institutional, telecommunications, alternative power and water projects.
Prior to this position, he was the Southern California office sales lead, global downstream market team lead and sustaining capital initiative lead in Fluor’s Energy and Chemicals Business Line. Before joining the Energy and Chemicals Business Line, Terence was named as the Corporate Director of Commercial Strategy.
Since joining the company in 1993, he has enjoyed project execution experience in the transportation, nuclear, LNG, Oil & Gas and chemicals markets. Terence graduated from San Diego State University with a bachelor's degree in 1992, earned his MBA from Villanova University in 2001 and completed an executive education program at Thunderbird University in 2006.
SECRETARY & TREASURER
Joe Wingerter is a Vice President for Kiewit Development Company focusing on the growing opportunities in the US Public Private Partnership (P3) transportation sector. Joe brings nearly 30 years of industry experience and leads the interface on behalf of the Kiewit’s investment initiatives by providing technical oversight as an equity sponsor to support the optimization of the design-build pricing, schedule inputs and life cycle cost analysis. Joe manages the development, implementation and execution of project due diligence, pursuit and execution strategies for P3’s and other alternative delivery projects in the transportation sector for Kiewit. Since 2000, Joe has supported the pursuit of major transportation P3 and Design Build projects with a combined value of more than $25B across the US and Canada. Joe serves on numerous P3 boards and committees supporting the interests of Kiewit, the industry and governmental agencies to grow America’s infrastructure investment.
Experiences include service as Special Assistant to the President of the United States, NASA Senior Advisor, Associate Administrator of the U.S. Small Business Administration, and Chief of Staff for two FEMA management administrations within the then-newly created United States Department of Homeland Security in the aftermath of 9/11, which included the awarding of high-level national security clearances.
Additional roles include Deputy Director of National Advance Operations for a U.S. presidential campaign, Director of Homeland Security and Intelligence for an international consulting firm, and as a spokesperson for federal agencies, the White House and Fortune 500 companies. Earlier professional experiences include roles as an Associated Press award-winning television reporter with CBS and ABC TV affiliates.
Professional experiences also include election as President of the Board of Directors of the American Road and Transportation Builders Association’s Public-Private Partnership Division, service on the Board of Directors of the Texas Association of Business, and service on standing committees of the American Legislative Exchange Council and National Council of State Legislators.
Chief Executive Officer
Nuria Haltiwanger is the Chief Executive Officer for ACS Infrastructure Development and ACS Infrastructure Canada, the North American equity investment, financing and long-term operations and maintenance subsidiaries of the ACS Group, focused on developing and operating infrastructure projects in North America via alternative procurement methods, such as public-private partnership (PPP) and design-build-finance (DBF). She is a member of the Board of Directors of ACS Infrastructure as well as each of the various subsidiaries executing the North American projects.
ACS Group is a leading international infrastructure development and construction company with a presence in 61 countries and annual net sales in 2016 of approximately $35 billion. ACS Group leads the ranking of major global concession groups as the “World's Largest Transportation Developer” by Public Works Financing and is currently ranked #1 on the Engineering News Record 2016 Top 250 International Contractors. Some of the construction firms owned by ACS Group which are established and based across America include Dragados USA, Turner Construction, and Flatiron Construction, as well as regional contractors: Prince Contracting in Florida, Pulice Construction in Arizona, J.F. White Contracting in Massachusetts, and both Schiavone Construction and John P. Picone in the New York/New Jersey Metropolitan Area.
Under Ms. Haltiwanger’s direction, ACS Infrastructure has solidified its position as a market leader in PPP/DBF projects in North America, with a current portfolio of 14 PPP projects totaling approximately $20 billion, including Florida's $1.7 Billion I-595 Express Project, which was the first availability payment-based PPP project in the U.S. and which has been successfully operating for three years. ACS Infrastructure’s U.S. portfolio also includes, the $1.1 Billion SH-288 Toll Lanes Project and $700 Million Harbor Bridge Project (both in Texas), the $557 Million Portsmouth Bypass Project in Ohio (the first PPP project for the Ohio Department of Transportation), the Angels Flight Project in Los Angeles, California (the City of LA’s first PPP project), and the Pre-Development Agreement for the Mid-Currituck Bridge in North Carolina. In addition to the U.S. projects, Ms. Haltiwanger also oversees ACS Infrastructure’s Canadian portfolio, which includes 10 major PPP transportation projects, including the CAD $5.5 Billion Eglinton Crosstown Light Rail Project in Toronto (one of the largest Canadian PPP projects in history).
Ms. Haltiwanger joined ACS Infrastructure in 2009, where she acted as General Counsel and Senior Vice President in North America, overseeing the legal and commercial risk assessment and management of the companies. Prior to joining ACS Infrastructure, she worked in project finance with a focus on concession-based infrastructure, as well as energy (including renewable energy) projects, the financing of hydro-electric facilities, coal-fired and gas-fired power plants, liquid natural gas facilities, wind farms and ethanol facilities, as well as merger and acquisition transactions.
Ms. Haltiwanger was born in Georgia and earned her Juris Doctorate at Georgetown University Law Center, and BAs in Economics, International Studies and Political Science from the University of Miami.
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Executive Vice President
Johan Henriksson is responsible for expanding Skanska’s flourishing P3 division in North America, which has already been awarded three of the largest P3 projects in U.S. history.
Having served in a variety of leadership positions at Skanska for the last 20 years, Henriksson has sophisticated knowledge in complex project development and project finance. He has previously served as CFO for Skanska Infrastructure Development AB where he was responsible for the accounting and reporting of the firm’s investments in concession companies worldwide.
He was also CFO for Skanska USA’s Civil division where he managed over 100 people in the accounting and financing department. Most recently, Henriksson has been leading the firm’s winding down of operations in Latin America as president and CEO of Skanska Latin America.
Gregory A. Kelly, PE
President and CEO, U.S.,
Central & South America
Gregory A. Kelly, P.E., is one of eight members of WSP|Parsons Brinckerhoff’s Senior Executive Team responsible for global operations, policy and direction for an engineering and professional services organization of 34,500 employees in more than 500 offices in 40 countries.
As president and chief executive officer of the U.S., Central and South America region of WSP | Parsons Brinckerhoff, Mr. Kelly directs the operations of the firm in the United States, Central and South America, overseeing a workforce of 7,500 employees and nearly $1.8 billion in annual revenue. The firm is active on hundreds of projects in the region, across the transportation & infrastructure, buildings, industrial & energy, and environment sectors.
Active in the infrastructure services industry, Mr. Kelly frequently speaks on engineering and construction issues and participates on the executive boards of many leading industry organizations. He testified before Congressional committees on public-private partnerships in 2013 and 2014, gave the keynote address at a 2014 conference on American infrastructure at the Brookings Institution, and participated in a National League of Cities conference at the White House in March 2015, where he took part in a discussion of increasing investment in U.S. infrastructure. In September 2015 Greg presented the keynote address at KPMG's 16th Global Building, Construction & Real Estate Conference held in Chicago.
Additionally, he was elected to the National Academy of Construction in 2014 and is a member of The Moles, one of the most prestigious organizations for the heavy construction industry. He is on the executive committee of the Design Professionals Coalition and is a Board Member of the Association for the Improvement of Americas Infrastructure (AIAI).
Mr. Kelly has degrees from Temple University and the New Jersey Institute of Technology. He is a registered professional engineer in several states.
Belen Marcos is the United States President of Cintra, a global leader in transportation infrastructure development with U.S. headquarters in Austin, Texas. Responsible for leading Cintra’s U.S. operations, which includes nearly $8 billion in infrastructure projects and investments, Ms. Marcos has more than 15 years of international leadership experience managing and operating tolled highways in the private infrastructure development and construction sectors.
Most recently, she served as the Chief Executive Officer of the highly successful LBJ Express, North Tarrant Express and North Tarrant Express 35W managed lanes projects in the Dallas-Fort Worth region. In that capacity, she was responsible for the overall management, implementation, delivery and operation of the projects.
Ms. Marcos began her career in the Business Development Department at Cintra’s corporate offices in Madrid, Spain. She then went on to hold the leadership positions of Chief Operating Officer for the Chicago Skyway in Chicago, Illinois, and Chief Information Officer for the Indiana Toll Road in Granger, Indiana. Ms. Marcos earned a master’s degree in Civil Engineering from Universitat Politècnica de València in Spain, and a master’s degree in Transportation Infrastructure from Ecole Nationale des Ponts et Chaussées in France.
Vice President and
Director of Public-Private
As Vice President and Director of Public Private Partnerships for Granite Construction, Kent Marshall brings extensive transportation and P3 leadership to AIAI. Mr. Marshall currently directs the Public Private Partnership efforts for Granite Construction. His prior responsibilities include Business Development, Strategic Planning, Operations Planning, Mergers & Acquisitions, and Law. Mr. Marshall’s 18 years of experience at Granite has been focused on transportation.
Before joining Granite Construction, Mr. Marshall worked for Standard Oil, FMC and CRS Sirrine. He has lived, traveled, and/or worked in more than 50 countries.
Kent currently sits on the ARTBA Board. He is a past President of its P3 Division and received its Outstanding Achievement Award in 2004. He also sits on the Board of the Elkhorn Slough Foundation (a Conservancy and Land Trust located in Moss Landing, CA). He holds degrees in business and law from the University of Kansas, the University of Denver, and the University of Chicago and is an active member of the Oregon State Bar.
Anthony Phillips has over 15 years’ experience in Infrastructure Investment in North America, Europe and Asia Pacific, in many instances taking leading roles in consortiums during the tendering and financial close process. During this time, he has been based in London and Sydney before relocating to the USA in 2014. Anthony leads a large team of Infrastructure Investment specialists based across North America focused upon delivering major Transportation, Environmental, Social and Communications Infrastructure.
Prior to establishing John Laing’s USA offices in New York and Los Angeles, Anthony successfully led John Laing’s entry into the Australia and New Zealand P3 markets securing multiple projects. He has in-depth experience in roads, rail, social, broadband, water and waste management, and renewable energy. Anthony joined John Laing in 2005 and leads the North American team from Los Angeles. Building upon John Laing’s successful long term involvement in the North American P3 market, Anthony has responsibility for all development and transaction execution activities in the region.