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82nd Annual Meeting & Exhibition

September 14-17, 2014 | Austin, TX

Jump to Tuesday Break-out Sessions:

Technology/Innovation  |  Customers/Commuications  |  Policy/Politics Finance/Funding

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Sunday, September 14, 2014 to Wednesday, September 17, 2014
Session Date: 
Monday, September 15, 2014
Session Description: 

Texas: A Toll Industry Laboratory

Facilitator: Mike Heiligenstein, Executive Director, CTRMA and IBTTA President, Austin, TX


  • The Honorable Robert Nichols, Chairman, Senate Committee on Transportation, Texas State Senate, Austin, TX
  • The Honorable Ed Emmett, Harris County Judge, former Texas House Representative, Houston, TX
  • Kenneth Barr, Chairman, North Texas Tollway Authority and former Mayor for the City of Fort Worth, Ft. Worth, TX
  • Jeff Austin, III, Commissioner, Texas Transportation Commission, Austin, TX
  • Pete Winstead, Founding Shareholder, Winstead PC and former Chair, Texas Turnpike Authority (TTA), Austin, TX
  • Joseph Krier, Board Chairman, SH130, City Councilman, District 9, former CEO, Greater San Antonio Chamber of Commerce, San Antonio, TX

This session was a discussion panel and did not have formal presentations.

Moving at Lightning Speed: The Future of Transportation and Technology

Moderator: C. Michael Walton, Ph.D., P.E., Ernest H. Cockrell Centennial Chair in Engineering, Department of Civil, Architectural and Environmental Engineering, The University of Texas at Austin, Austin, TX

  • Shelley Row, P.E., President & CEO, Shelley Row & Associates, Annapolis, MD
  • Johanna Zmud, Ph.D., Senior Research Scientist, Texas A&M Transportation Institute (TTI), Washington, DC
  • J.D. Stanley, III, Public Sector Chief Technology Officer, Internet Business Solutions Group, Cisco Systems, Austin, TX (no formal Presentation)
  • Steven Dellenback, Ph.D., Director, R&D, Southwest Research Institute, San Antonio, TX
  • Jon Hockenyos, President, TXP, Inc., Austin, TX
Session Date: 
Tuesday, September 16, 2014
Session Description: 

General Session

What Customers and Critics Think About Tolling…And Why

Moderator: Howard “Butch” Eley, CEO, Infrastructure Corporation of America, Nashville, TN

  • Kathleen Bower, Vice President, Public Affairs, AAA,Washington, DC
  • Phineas Baxandall, Ph.D., Senior Analyst Program Director, U.S., Public Interest Research Group, Boston, MA
  • Pat Thomas, Vice President, Public Affairs, UPS, Inc. and ATA Second Vice Chairman, American Trucking Associations, Washington, DC

This session was a discussion panel and did not have formal presentations.

Break-out Sessions

Technology/Innovation Track

Safety, Trave l Information and Payment Technologies: Transforming the Customer Experience

Moderator: Kary Witt, Bridge Manager, Golden Gate Bridge, Highway & Transportation District, San Francisco, CA

  • Jim Barbaresso, Vice President, Intelligent Transportation Systems, HNTB Corporation, Detroit, MI
  • Craig Shuey, COO, Pennsylvania Turnpike Commission, Harrisburg, PA
  • Collin Castle, P.E., Connected Vehicle Technical Manager, Michigan Department of Transportation, Lansing, MI
  • Joe Waggoner, Executive Director, Tampa-Hillsborough Expressway Authority, Tampa, FL

Smart Cities, Smart Regions and Integrated Corridor Management

Moderator: Jim Anderson, Vice President, Smart Cities, Schneider Electric, Nashville, TN

  • Kristi Lafleur, Executive Director, Illinois Tollway, Downers Grove, IL
  • Brewster McCracken, CEO, Pecan Street, Inc., Austin, TX
  • Jason JonMichael, National Technology Leader, HNTB Corporation, Austin, TX
  • Phil Silver, Director, Business Development, Urban Insights, San Diego, CA

“Shark Tank” IBTTA Style: Fishing for the Most Innovative Technology Solutions

Moderator: Joseph Kopser, CEO, RideScout, Austin, TX



  • Hope Andrade, Commissioner, Texas Workforce Commission and former Secretary of State for the State of Texas, Austin, TX
    Brian Cassidy, Esq., Managing Partner, Locke Lord LLP, Austin, TX
  • Joshua Baer, Executive Director, Capital Factory, Austin, TX
  • Pike Powers, Founder, Pike Powers Lab, Austin, TX  

Customers/Communications Track

Is there an App for That?

Moderator: Samantha Soules, Senior Toll Project Manager, Atkins, N.A., San Francisco, CA

Going Off-Road with these Customer Service Trailblazers

Moderator: Michael Tamer, CEO, Tamer Partners Corporation, Southlake, TX

  • Mike Ortegon, Director of Sales, HomeAway, Austin, TX
  • Will Huffman, Director of Customer Experience, Ambit Energy, Dallas, TX

Meet the Customer of Today and of the Future: Who are They? And What do They Want?

Moderator: Ben Wear, Transportation Reporter, Austin American-Statesman, Austin, TX

  • Ginger Goodin, P.E., Senior Research Engineer, Texas A&M Transportation Institute (TTI), College Station, TX
  • Adam Hauser, Partner, Husch Blackwell LLP, Austin, TX
  • Bobby Jenkins, President, ABC Home & Commercial Services, Austin, TX
  • A.J. Bingham, Consultant, Strategic Partnerships, Inc., Austin, TX

This session was a discussion panel and did not have formal presentations.

Policy/Politics Track

Breaking the Logjam: Finding the Funds for Tomorrow’s Transportation System

Moderator: Kevin Thibault, P.E., Vice President, Parsons Corporation, Tallahassee, FL

  • Jim Tymon, Director of Management and Program Finance, AASHTO, Washington, DC
  • Mike King, Secretary, Kansas Department of Transportation and Director, Kansas Turnpike Authority, Wichita, KS
  • Peter Mills, Executive Director, Maine Turnpike Authority, Portland, ME (No formal presentation)

Delivery of Toll Facilities: From Interstates to Commuter Facilities

Moderator: Jim Trogdon, P.E., VP Business Development, Mid-Atlantic Region, Atkins N.A., Raleigh, NC

  • Sherri LeBas, P.E., Secretary, Louisiana Department of Transportation & Development, Baton Rouge, LA
  • Jim Ray, Principal, KPMG, Washington, DC
  • Ed Regan, Senior Vice President, CDM Smith, Columbia, SC
  • Bob Poole, Director of Transportation Policy, Reason Foundation, Plantation, FL

Cross-Border Tolling: Inter-Jurisdictional Issues from Around the World

Moderator: Katie Nees, Deputy Director, Strategic Projects Division, TxDOT, Austin, TX

  • Hubert Resch, REETS Project Leader, ASFINAG, Vienna, Austria
  • Raymond Telles, Executive Director, Camino Real Regional Mobility Authority, El Paso, TX
  • P.J. Wilkins, Executive Director, E-ZPass Group, Wilmington, DE
  • Robert Horr, Executive Director, Thousand Islands Bridge Authority, Alexandria Bay, NY

Finance/Funding Track

Managed Lanes: Planning and Implementing Projects in a Changing World

Moderator: Amy Potter, CFO, Transportation Corridor Agencies, Irvine, CA

  • Mark Polston, Deputy Director, TIFIA Credit Program, U.S. DOT, Washington, DC
  • Will Conley, Commissioner, Hays County, Texas and Chair, Capital Area Metropolitan Planning Organization (CAMPO), San Marcos, TX (presented by Mike Heiligenstein, CTRMA)
  • Saavan Gatfield, Senior Director, Fitch Ratings, New York, NY
  • Theresia Trevino, CFO, Riverside County Transportation Commission, Riverside, CA
  • Michael Burnett, CFO, N.A., Transurban, Alexandria, VA

Forecasting Traffic and Revenue in the 21st Century

Moderator: Christopher Tomlinson, Executive Director and Board Secretary, State Road & Tollway Authority, Atlanta, GA

  • Diane Gutierrez-Scaccetti, Executive Director, Florida’s Turnpike Enterprise, Ocoee, FL
  • Christopher Mwalwanda, Vice President, National Technical Strategy Leader, Toll Finance & Technology, CDM Smith, Austin, TX
  • Jordi Graells, President, Abertis USA Corp., Washington, DC
  • Todd Spence, Director, U.S. Public Finance Infrastructure Group, Standard & Poors, Dallas, TX

Toll revenue Diversion: Risks & Rewards

Moderator: Javier Rodriguez, P.E., Executive Director, Miami-Dade Expressway Authority, Miami, FL

  • Kathleen Weiss, General Counsel, Ohio Turnpike and Infrastructure Commission, Berea, OH
  • Denis Mulligan, General Manager/CEO, Golden Gate Bridge, Highway & Transportation District, San Francisco, CA
  • Maria Matesanz, Senior Vice President, Global Project Finance and Infrastructure Group, Moody’s Investors Service, New York, NY (no formal presentation)
Session Date: 
Wednesday, September 17, 2014
Session Description: 

IBTTA Business Meeting

Preview of the 83rd Annual Meeting & Exhibition, Dublin IRELAND

The IBTTA Leadership Academy Presents: The New & Improved Toll Road

Moderator: Greg Hulsizer, Vice President, Cambria Solutions, Sacramento, CA

Session introduction slides

Team Leaders

  • Brent Baker, Vice President, Parsons Brinckerhoff, Inc., Seattle, WA
  • Michael DeBacker, P.E., Transportation Director, Burns & McDonnell Engineering Co., Inc., Kansas City, MO
  • Eric Ploch, P.E., Program Manager, Atkins N.A., Austin, TX
  • Jim Wilson, Senior Vice President, Regional Manager, TransCore, Inc., Orlando, FL

This was an interactive session. Stay tuned for possible video.

Staying Competitive in the 21st Century: A Roundtable Discussion

Facilitator: Evan Smith, Editor in Chief and CEO, The Texas Tribune, Austin, TX


  • Henry Cisneros, Chairman, CityView and Co-Chair, Bipartisan Policy Center’s Housing Commission and Immigration Task Force; former Secretary of the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development, San Antonio, TX
  • Mary Scott Nabers, President/CEO, Strategic Partnerships, Inc., Co-Founder, Gemini Global Group, Austin, TX

This session was a discussion panel and did not have formal presentations. Stay tuned for possible video.