Ruth McMorrow

Ms. McMorrow has more than 35 years of investment banking and capital financing experience. Prior to joining Parsons in 2011 as Executive Vice President of Parsons Enterprises, she was the Managing Director for Scotia Capital, Global Infrastructure Finance International, where she spearheaded the bank’s global infrastructure expansion into the United States, Europe, and Asia Pacific (Australia).

In addition to her experience as Managing Director for Scotia Capital, Global Infrastructure Finance International, Ms. McMorrow has held numerous positions in the investment banking, securities, and capital funding arenas. She has led financial advisory services, debt arrangement, and equity sourcing/sales initiatives, as well as performed credit assessments of U.S. municipal governments. She has extensive expertise in structuring, negotiating, and executing municipal debt transactions. She served as the Commissioner of Finance for the County of Orange, NY, and as the Managing Director of Environmental LLC where she served as a consultant to municipal governments and public authorities throughout New York State on a wide variety of financial and operational issues.

Eta Nahapetian

Eta Nahapetian  is the Economic Initiatives Coordinator for Fairfax County. As the Economic Initiatives Coordinator, she guided the development of the county’s Economic Success Plan, from general concepts to finished product. She has developed and implemented key strategic initiatives – including convening a symposium on Connected and Autonomous Vehicles in May 2017 that drew manufacturers, researchers, and potential project partners from around the country, as well as the general public, and organizing the first Hackathon hosted by Fairfax County, in partnership with the Virginia Department of Transportation (VDOT). The event drew teams from private companies, universities, and individual entrepreneurs. Eta joined Fairfax County in 2001 and previously was the Business Process Manager in the county’s Land Development Services where she led cross-functional teams in the development and implementation of key strategic initiatives.

Eta’s experience prior coming to Fairfax include pricing and operations for a rapidly growing internet start-up in Silicon Valley; finance in the international division for E & J Gallo Winery, the largest winery in the world; and project development and evaluation for an international development organization on projects ranging from agribusiness in Egypt to banking in Russia. Eta holds a Masters of Business Administration with a Concentration in Global Management from the Haas School of Business at the University of California, Berkeley, and a Bachelor of Arts in International Relations from Tufts University. She also holds certificates in project management and process management

Henry “Hap” Connors

Hap Connors specializes in strategic marketing and communications for businesses, nonprofits, and government entities. Currently, he works as the chief operations officer for Richlynd Federal, LLC. Prior to Richlynd Federal, he worked with federal, state, and local government officials, serving as the vice president of the Center for Innovative Technology’s (CIT) Department of Government and Public Affairs.

Prior to working for CIT, Connors served as the vice president of marketing and business development for Apollo Telemedicine, Inc. He is also a veteran of public service, having served as a member of the Spotsylvania County Board of Supervisors and on numerous boards in the Fredericksburg area.

Because of his commitment to innovation and technology, Connors helped the Commonwealth Transportation Board develop a subcommittee that focuses on new ideas and projects geared toward the future of transportation, including autonomous vehicles and real-time message signs.

Josephine Tucker

Josephine Tucker is an economist and financial advisory consultant. Some of her experiences include projects delivered both domestically and internationally across the infrastructure, social, and environmental sectors. Josephine has a range of experience in public sector investment decision making such as; market analysis, benefit-cost analysis, business case development, and portfolio optimization.

Josephine’s consulting experiences have given her exposure to major policy reform agendas, large scale transactions and some of the most important economic debates. Josephine is also passionate about impact investing and collaborative approaches to effect real, measurable, economic change.

Brad Hartnett

Brad Harnett has over twenty years of international experience in the energy, utilities, and industrial sectors with expertise in market analysis, business strategy, and project management. Brad is an Energy Risk Professional – Certified by the Global Association of Risk Professionals.

Brad Harnett has demonstrated success in delivering value and building long-term relationships with clients, colleagues and key decision makers.

Brad is an excellent analyst who effectively communicates insights and recommendations in a clear and concise manner. He has a thorough understanding of global energy and commodity markets combined with the demonstrated ability to conduct research and analysis on point for business strategy development and implementation.

Marc Powell

Marc is a Partner with Ernst & Young Infrastructure Advisors (EYIA).  He leads the US Infrastructure Strategy Practice of EY, working with clients on project selection, risk assessment, financing, and execution. For the past 25 years, Marc specialized in developing business strategies for investors, constructors, and operators who are undertaking large infrastructure investments . Marc also leads EYs infrastructure strategy practice focused on technology and telecom clients, where he works at the intersection of transportation and emerging technology.

Marc has deep experience in all sectors of the infrastructure landscape.  He has worked on toll roads, bridges, tunnels, ports, airports, rail, subway, parking, energy, power, waste, wind, water, housing, social infrastructure, utility services, technology and telecommunications.  He has led effort in the US, Latin America, Europe and Asia. He has led efforts in assessing the market for and deploying smart infrastructure technology in the US and worldwide.  He is recognized as a leading expert in road operations.

Federico Parolotto

Federico Parolotto is Senior Partner at MIC – Mobility in Chain, which he co-founded with in 2009. He has been involved as transport planner in numerous major urban planning projects worldwide, working as consultant for client ranging for international public bodies to world class design firms to technology industry and transport operators.

He was also one of the member of the expert committee for new Milan Sustainable Urban Mobility Plan recently adopted by Milan municipality.

Since 2013 Federico has been collaborating with urban standards for AUDI research team on ground breaking driverless car and piloted parking.

Federico was a speaker in numerous international events including Connect Ideas Maximize Impact In Stuttgart in 2012, Metropolis and Mobile Life in Toronto in 2013: City by Numbers: Big Data and the Urban Future for Pratt University in New York in 2015, in 2015 he was one of the speakers at Barcelona Smart City event. In 2017 he was one of the speakers at the Urban Form in Moscow.

Federico lectured in several international universities including Strelka Institute in Moscow and, among various publications, his essays were published in 2011 on “Ecological Urbanism” by Mohsen Mostafavi and Gareth Doherty and in 2012 on “Ecological Urban Architecture: Qualitative Approaches to sustainability” by Thomas Schroepfer. He is one of the co-authors of “City thinking – Creativity, Mobility and Urban Quality” published by Quodlibet in 2015. Since 2014 he is the curator for the TheCitPlan article for the architectural magazine ThePlan investigating the city evolution.

Since 2016 Federico has been a visiting professor at IAAC Institute of Advance Architecture in Barcelona.

Adam Beck

Adam is Founding Executive Director of Smart Cities Council Australia New Zealand, an organisation dedicated to accelerating sustainability outcomes in cities and towns through the adoption of technology, data and intelligent design. He is also an Ambassador with Portland-based think tank EcoDistricts, where he was previously Director of Innovation. Before entering the mission-driven sector, Adam spent 15 years with global consulting firms, including almost a decade at Arup. He was lecturer and studio lead in social impact assessment and community engagement at the University of Queensland for three years. Adam has dedicated his career of more than 20 years to advance city-building practices around the world, through the creation and deployment of frameworks, tools, and protocols that accelerate sustainability.

Ladeene Freimuth

Ms. Freimuth is the founder and President of The Freimuth Group, LLC, a domestic and international energy and environmental consulting firm, focused on policy and strategic advising, lobbying, research and analysis, and project design, implementation, and management for corporate, trade association, and not-for-profit clients, including serving as the Policy Director for the GridWise Alliance. Her areas of expertise include grid modernization/“smart grid,” advanced vehicle technologies, clean energy, energy efficiency, and energy security. She has a renowned ability to facilitate dialogues and connections and negotiate among diverse stakeholders on complicated issues to achieve successful outcomes. She also is a Global Fellow with the Global Women’s Leadership Initiative at the Woodrow Wilson Center.

Ms. Freimuth possesses more than twenty-five years of work experience, including in both the U.S. House of Representatives and in the U.S. Senate, where she authored major pieces of renewable energy, energy efficiency, and alternative transportation legislation, and helped secure tens of millions of dollars in funding for these program areas.

Andrew Feuerborn

Andrew Feuerborn is the Director of Data & Analytics for the City of Aurora, the 2nd largest city in the State of Illinois. After completing his Master’s degree in Criminal Justice, Andrew began his professional life as a researcher with the State of IL at the Illinois Criminal Justice Information Authority. Andrew left the State of Illinois to become the City of Aurora’s first Crime Analyst in 1995. In the 23 years Andrew has been with the City, he has filled a number of different IT roles within the Police Department’s Technical Services Division, serving as its Director for 10 years.

Most recently he has been assigned to start up a new Data & Analytics Division within the City’s IT Department. He was assigned as Director of this newly formed Division in 2017.  Andrew holds a Bachelor of Arts degree from the University of Wisconsin, Platteville, a Masters degree in Criminal Justice from the State University of New York, Albany and a Master of Arts Teaching Certification from Aurora University.