Infrastructure Stakeholder Summit III: Enhancing Efficiency – Eliminating Red Tape and Integrating Smart Technology

San Francisco, CA | January 21-22, 2020

Infrastructure policy and technology experts from across the country will join the National Governors Association (NGA) in San Francisco, California, for the third of four Stakeholder Summits in support of Maryland Governor Larry Hogan’s 2019-2020 NGA Chair’s Initiative. This summit will focus on enhancing the efficiency of America’s infrastructure systems by streamlining project delivery and integrating innovative technologies. The summit will feature engaging panel discussions, an informative site visit, and peer-to-peer exchanges and networking opportunities with individuals from the public, private, academic and non-profit sectors


Tuesday, January 21 – Uber Headquarters, San Francisco, California 

Welcome Reception at Uber

Wednesday, January 22 – Westin St. Francis, San Francisco, California

Registration and Breakfast

Welcome and Introduction to NGA

  • Speakers:
    • Bill McBride, Executive Director, National Governors Association

Infrastructure: Foundation for Success Welcome and Introduction to the 2019-2020 NGA Chair’s Initiative

  • Speaker
    • Maryland Governor Larry Hogan

Plenary 1: Eliminating Red Tape: Streamlining Project Permitting and Delivery

  • Speakers:
    • Montana Governor Steve Bullock
    •  Misael Cabrera, Director, Arizona Department of Environmental Quality
    •  Kathleen Drew, Chair, Washington State Energy Facility Site Evaluation Council
    • Serena McIlwain, Undersecretary, CalEPA


Plenary 2: Integrating Smart Technology: Leveraging Technology to Improve Planning, Delivery and Operations

  • Speakers:
    • Tennessee Governor Bill Lee
    • Bob Burwell, Chief Technology Officer, State, Local Government & Education, NetApp
    • Ashleigh de la Torre, Director of Federal Transportation Policy, Amazon
    • Karin Corfee, Partner, Guidhouse.
    • Sagar Shah, Director of Carrier Operations, Uber Freight

LUNCH and Closing Remarks

  • Speakers
    • David Kim, Secretary, California State Transportation Agency
    • Maryland Governor Larry Hogan

Travel to Site Visit

Site Visit – Transbay Salesforce Transit Center

  • Speaker
    • California Governor Gavin Newsom

Travel Back to Hotel