Forum for

Infrastructure Leaders

June 11 - 13, 2023 Washington, D.C.
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The Forum will be an annual meeting of a select group of public and private sector leaders in U.S. Infrastructure to share best practices and key learnings in a confidential and neutral environment.

Using candid, seminar-style discussion, the group shares experiences from their varied jurisdictions and engages in meaningful dialogue on the most pressing issues facing the industry.

2023 Steering Committee

The Steering Committee, comprised of experts in the field, personally nominates all invitees and develops the Agenda, which forms the basis of our discussions.

Committee Co-Chairs

  • Tom Budescu Senior Vice President Ernst & Young, LLP Chicago, IL
  • Melanie Vander Valk Chief Commercial Officer Vinci Concessions Carrollton, TX

Committee Members

  • Amanda Baxter Senior Vice President, Virginia Market and Operations Transurban Alexandria, VA
  • Judah Gluckman WSP USA Washington, D.C.

    Mr. Judah Gluckman is an attorney with experience serving public and private sector clients across infrastructure sectors, with expertise in public-private partnerships (P3), real estate, and economic development, including policy and program development, procurement, and implementation phases.


    He joined WSP from the District of Columbia government, where he most recently served as Deputy Director and Counsel of the Office of Public-Private Partnerships, an agency he helped create as principal drafter of its enabling legislation and grew from a staff of two to eight with a pipeline that includes a smart lighting network, joint development projects, and many other assets. Before standing up Office of Public-Private Partnerships, he was Deputy Director in the Office of Policy and Legislative Affairs for Mayor Muriel Bowser, where he drafted regulations and implemented policies regarding a range of transportation, real estate, and other matters. Judah also served as the Mayor’s principal staffer when she served on the WMATA Board and sat on the jurisdictional coordinating committee (JCC).


    Prior to joining the government, he worked on telecommunications regulatory matters and appellate litigation for Kellogg, Huber, Hansen, and Todd, Evans and Figel. He served as a Metcalf Policy Fellow and Assistant to the Chief of Staff for Chicago Mayor Richard M. Daley.


    When he is not serving clients on critical infrastructure projects, he teaches a graduate-level course on public-private partnerships at the American University School of Public Affairs and is President of the Young Professionals in Infrastructure (YPI).

  • William Gorham VP Business Development & Partnering Plenary Americas Los Angeles, CA
  • Noah Jolley National Practice Consultant HNTB Corporation Miami, FL

    Noah Jolley is a National Practice Consultant with HNTB’s Executive Ownership Representation group focused on providing strategic infrastructure advisory services to HNTB’s clients on their most complex and impactful projects nationwide.


    Prior to joining HNTB, Noah was Vice President of Project Development for North America at ACS Infrastructure Development where he was responsible for managing ACS’s pursuits of large-scale transportation P3 projects across the US and Canada. Noah has played a leading role on numerous pursuits across North America and brings expertise across the commercial, legal, technical, and financial components for large, complex transportation P3s.


    He has undergraduate degrees in Mathematics-Physics from Whitman College and Civil Engineering from Columbia University, and a graduate degree in Civil Engineering and Construction Management from Virginia Tech.

  • Colin F. Peppard Director, Advisory HNTB Los Angeles, CA
  • Andrew Quinn Assistant Deputy Director, Roadway Pricing Caltrans Los Angeles, CA
  • Mariana Torres Investment Director Shikun & Binui New York, NY

Forum Director

  • Brenna Knought Forum Director Cambridge Forums Toronto, ON [email protected] M: +1 437 216 3124

    Brenna joins Cambridge Forums with 20 years of experience in events, fundraising, and development. She has spent most of her career in the music industry, working for the Canadian Academy of Recording Arts & Sciences, overseeing the planning of high-profile events like the JUNO awards. Most recently, she launched a successful national advocacy campaign for the live music sector resulting in significant relief funding from the federal government. Her early career involved raising funds and executing events for non-profit organizations and foundations, including the University of Toronto and the Ireland Fund of Canada.  Brenna looks forward to her role as Forum Director to blend her experience and passion for bringing people together and fostering meaningful connections.  She is a mother of two, a fitness enthusiast, and is best known for her sense of humour.

CONNECT. ENGAGE. EXCEL. This is a different event, unlike any you've attended

Built on genuine interactions and spontaneous connections, the Forum is an unparalleled opportunity for preeminent leaders in infrastructure law.


Learn why people return year after year

Hear how our participants describe the practical benefits of our forums.

Brenna Knought

Forum Director


+1 437 216 3124


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