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VIRTUAL AGENDA

Thursday, Sept. 17, 2020

(9:00 AM – 12:00 PM Expo Hall Open)

9:00 AM – 9:30 AM
Opening General Session


Sponsored by AECOM and WSP

Bios

Master of Ceremonies
Doug Shupe (confirmed)
Corporate Communications & Programs Manager, Automobile Club of Southern California

Welcome Remarks

Gary Cushing (confirmed)
President & CEO, Camarillo Chamber of Commerce (representing Chambers of Commerce Alliance of Ventura and Santa Barbara Counties) and Chair, Mobility 21

Hon. Steve Jones (confirmed)
Chairman, Orange County Transportation Authority and Mayor, City of Garden Grove

Titanium Sponsor Video Highlight
Parsons

Transportation Update

Hon. Anthony Rendon (confirmed)
Speaker, California State Assembly

Hon. Jim Beall (confirmed)
Chairman, California State Senate Transportation and Housing Committee

Hon. Jim Frazier (confirmed)
Chairman, California State Assembly Transportation Committee

Hon. David S. Kim (confirmed)
Secretary, California State Transportation Agency

Toks Omishakin (confirmed)
Director, Caltrans

Brian P. Kelly (confirmed)
CEO, California High-Speed Rail Authority

9:30 AM – 10:30 AM
Breakout Sessions

1: Chairmans' Roundtable: Stepping Up to 2020's Challenges

Sponsored by ARCADIS

Like no other time before, Southern California is faced with multiple, simultaneous crises affecting our workplaces and communities. Social norms and life as we know it have been turned upside down and yet our region is faced with an extraordinary opportunity to rise to the challenge and reimagine our future. As our region’s leadership responds to the pandemic and social unrest, what is their vision to leverage transportation to provide equity, mitigate climate change impacts and improve mobility services? What does success for Southern California look like in the near-term as well as the future? Join us as the Chairs of our transportation agencies convene to collaborate and find solutions to these crises within crises.

Bios

Moderator

Paul Granillo (confirmed)
President & CEO, Inland Empire Economic Partnership and Board Member, Mobility 21

Panelists

Hon. Claudia Bill-de la Peña (invited)
Chairwoman, Ventura County Transportation Commission and Mayor Pro Tem, City of Thousand Oaks

Hon. Eric Garcetti (confirmed)
Chairman, Los Angeles County Metropolitan Transportation Authority and Mayor, City of Los Angeles

Hon. Jan Harnik (confirmed)
Vice Chairwoman, Riverside County Transportation Commission and Councilmember, City of Palm Desert

Hon. Steve Jones (confirmed)
Chairman, Orange County Transportation Authority and Mayor, City of Garden Grove

Hon. George Nava (confirmed)
Chairman, Imperial County Transportation Commission and Councilmember, City of Brawley

Hon. Frank J. Navarro (confirmed)
President, San Bernardino County Transportation Authority and Mayor, City of Colton

2: Open Mic on Mobility: Zoomers and Millennials

Sponsored by Professional Engineers in California Government

Millennials and Generation Z account for almost half of the global population. Before the pandemic, this group was commuting less by car and were more apt to commute by bus, train and other alternative modes of transportation than any other age group. This panel will discuss the impact millennials and Gen Z will have post-pandemic on mobility, including reviving ridership on transit, telecommuting, densification and leading the charge on acceptance of congestion pricing programs.

Bios

Moderator

Stephanie N. Wiggins (confirmed)
CEO, Metrolink and Board Member, Mobility 21

Panelists

Kendal Asuncion (confirmed)
Manager, Public Policy, Los Angeles Area Chamber of Commerce

Caitlin Brooks (confirmed)
Program Manager Transportation Planning, Ventura County Transportation Commission

Aaron Hake (confirmed)
External Affairs Director, Riverside County Transportation Commission

Kylie Hale (confirmed)
Traffic Safety Specialist, Automobile Club of Southern California

Marisa Laderach (confirmed)
Associate Regional Planner, Southern California Association of Governments

Connor Medina (confirmed)
Government Affairs Manager, Orange County Business Council

Alice Oh (confirmed)
Senior Accountant, Metrolink

Dustin Sifford (confirmed)
Senior Government Relations Representative, Orange County Transportation Authority

Rebekah Soto (confirmed)
Management Analyst III, San Bernardino County Transportation Authority

 Kimberly Wilson (confirmed)
Senior Director, Construction Management for the Purple Line Section 2, Los Angeles County Metropolitan Transportation Authority

3: Technology Now!

Sponsored by PQM, Inc.

New transportation technologies are emerging across the globe and are on the threshold of making significant transformations to our transportation systems. This panel will discuss some of the trends in technology that are on the verge of making the world a safer, more mobile, more sustainable, more productive and more convenient place to live, recreate and conduct business. Experts will discuss new approaches to making freeways smart with traffic management technology, making roads safer with AI solutions, increasing battery range in electric buses and technology assistance with public sector challenges and reforms.

Bios

Moderator

Sarah Catz (confirmed)
Executive Director, Center for Urban Infrastructure and Advisory Board Member, Mobility 21

Panelists

Darren Henderson (confirmed)
Vice President, Managed Lanes Practice Director, WSP

Ido Levy (confirmed)
Founder & CEO, Safemode

Dr. Joshua Schank (confirmed)
Chief Innovation Officer, Los Angeles County Metropolitan Transportation Authority

John Walsh (confirmed)
Senior Vice President, Proterra

4: Resiliency Matters

Sponsored by ICF

What is resiliency and why is it more important than ever before? Southern California is facing challenges on multiple fronts as we plan for transportation assets in an era of climate change, sea level rise and rapid changes in technology. Our panel of leading experts will address what is needed to create lasting solutions in a volatile environment, and how to pay for needed projects. The desire to “future-proof” new capital investments is front of mind among transportation planners and the strategic process for achieving this laudable goal requires creativity, sensitivity and objectiveness. Our distinguished panel will also discuss the roles that scientific data and social justice play in making sound resiliency planning decisions for the benefit of future generations.

Bios

Moderator

Janet R. Gonzalez Tudor (confirmed)
Transportation Operational Resiliency Director, HDR

Panelists

Kome Ajise (confirmed)
Executive Director, Southern California Association of Governments and Board Member, Mobility 21

James E. Davis (confirmed)
Chief Deputy Director, Caltrans

Patrick Harder (confirmed)
Chair, Infrastructure Practice Group, Nossaman LLP

Katie Sloan (confirmed)
Director of eMobility, Southern California Edison

10:30 AM – 11:00 AM
Luncheon General Session


Sponsored by HDR and Southern California Edison

Bios

Transportation Update
Hon. Elaine Chao (confirmed)
Secretary, U.S. Department of Transportation

Welcome Remarks
Phillip A. Washington (confirmed)
CEO, Los Angeles County Metropolitan Transportation Authority and Board Member, Mobility 21

Transportation Update
Hon. Eric Garcetti (confirmed)
Mayor, City of Los Angeles and Chairman, Los Angeles County Metropolitan Transportation Authority

2020 Mobility 21 Special Recognition
Frontline Transit Workers

Keynote Address
Scott Zimmer (confirmed)
Keynote Speaker & Consultant, BridgeWorks

Connecting to GenZ in a Post-COVID Workplace

What is the common denominator in any industry? People. The pandemic and social unrest are revealing that communication is more important than ever before. Understanding the nuances and differences of our workforce will continue to play a key role in our effectiveness and success as an industry and region. It is imperative that we successfully rise above this year’s unprecedented challenges to create a lasting and sustainable workforce.

Don’t miss out on this unique opportunity to hear from our generational expert and resident Gen Xer, Scott Zimmer, BridgeWorks. Join us as Scott informs us of the generational traits and values of GenZ and Millennials, important distinctions people often miss and how 2020’s challenges are impacting them now and going forward. Scott has keynoted and trained staff for major corporations including Virgin Hotels, General Electric and Disneyland. BridgeWorks has been dedicated solely to the study of generational differences since its inception in 1998 and is the company who wrote the best-selling business books When Generations Collide: Who They Are. Why They Clash. How to Solve the Generational Puzzle at Work (HarperCollins) and The M-Factor (HarperBusiness).

Friday, Sept. 18, 2020

(9:00 AM – 12:00 PM Expo Hall Open )

9:00 AM – 10:00 AM
Breakout Sessions

5: What's the New Normal: A State and Federal Policy Discussion

Sponsored by Mark Thomas

As California grapples with a potential funding deficit, what does our region need to do to protect our local transportation funds, including continued implementation and safeguarding of SB 1? With the global pandemic impacting our mobility patterns, what’s the hit now and what will come next? Are we continuing to prioritize housing and homelessness, and what new dynamics are we prepared to resolve, including workforce commuter changes? From the federal side, how do we ensure federal transportation funds keep flowing? In these uncertain times, the federal government is spending massive amounts of money due to the pandemic with some funds allocated to transportation. What are we doing to ensure we are getting our fair share in Southern California? Join us as our leading voices and experts provide their valuable insights into tackling these unprecedented challenges.

Bios

Moderator

Stephen Finnegan (confirmed)
Manager, Public Affairs and Government Relations, Automobile Club of Southern California and Board Member, Mobility 21

Panelists

Lucy Dunn (confirmed)
President & CEO, Orange County Business Council and Board Member, Mobility 21

Mark Fialkowski (confirmed)
Executive Vice President, Mobility Solutions Market, Parsons

Manny Leon (confirmed)
Principal Consultant, California State Senate Transportation and Housing Committee

Darren Kettle (confirmed)
Executive Director, Ventura County Transportation Commission and Board Member, Mobility 21

Phillip A. Washington (confirmed)
CEO, Los Angeles County Metropolitan Transportation Authority and Board Member, Mobility 21

6: Moving Goods in Corona-times

Sponsored by GHD

Shortages in PPE’s, Clorox wipes, hand sanitizer and beef are just a few of the visible and painful impacts to our communities. With general merchandise store closures, containers of unused seasonal goods and more, what broke down and how did our essential maritime, infrastructure, agriculture, manufacturing and shipping companies flex to adjust to these unprecedented challenges? The trade war and pandemic have spotlighted how fragile our goods movement system is. Join us as our panel of experts discuss how they are working to create greater resilience in our supply chain and focus on recovery and economic prosperity for Southern California.

Bios

Moderator

Dr. Raymond Wolfe (confirmed)
Executive Director, San Bernardino County Transportation Authority and Immediate Past Chair, Mobility 21

Panelists

Mario Cordero (confirmed)
Executive Director, Port of Long Beach

Jonathan Gold (confirmed)
Vice President of Supply Chain and Customs Policy, National Retail Federation

Fran Inman (confirmed)
Senior Vice President, Majestic Realty Co., Commissioner, California Transportation Commission, and Advisory Board Member, Mobility 21

Eugene D. Seroka (confirmed)
Executive Director, Port of Los Angeles

7: Let's Talk Revenue

Sponsored by Michael Baker International

Business closures and safer at home orders have devastated the economy, and the transportation sector was not spared. Transportation funding is more fragile than ever before and transit is facing deep service cuts. Public agencies and their stakeholders are looking for long term solutions that are realistic and workable. What are the range of solutions available as well as some of the challenges local jurisdictions face? In these unprecedented times, let’s talk revenue!

Bios

Moderator

Maria S. Salinas (confirmed)
President & CEO, Los Angeles Area Chamber of Commerce and Treasurer, Mobility 21

Panelists

Keith Dunn (confirmed)
Executive Director, Self-Help Counties Coalition

Darrell Johnson (confirmed)
CEO, Orange County Transportation Authority and Vice Chairman, Mobility 21

Steven Keck (confirmed)
CFO, Caltrans

Thomas F. Prendergast (confirmed)
America’s Transit Market Leader, AECOM

Stephanie N. Wiggins (confirmed)
CEO, Metrolink and Board Member, Mobility 21

8: A Builder's Vision Post-COVID-19

Sponsored by California High-Speed Rail Authority

Our first-ever contractor-only session will delve into the myriad of challenges, changes and future impacts to our construction partners. As an essential business, the leading voices in transportation construction will provide critical information to our audience on whether the pandemic will accelerate or decelerate infrastructure projects, whether there will be a greater reliance on IT and robotics, as well as which changes will out-live the pandemic and become a part of the new norm in construction delivery.

Bios

Moderator

Anne Mayer (confirmed)
Executive Director, Riverside County Transportation Commission and Board Member, Mobility 21

Panelists

Mike Aparicio (confirmed)
Executive Vice President, Skanska

Richard Grabinski (confirmed)
Executive Vice President & Deputy COO, Flatiron

John Hakel (confirmed)
Executive Director, Southern California Partnership for Jobs and Advisory Board Member, Mobility 21

Farid Hamad (confirmed)
Vice President – Operations, West, The Lane Construction Corporation and Advisory Board Member, Mobility 21

Clinton Myers (confirmed)
Vice President, Myers & Sons Construction

10:00 AM – 11:00 AM
Closing General Session


Sponsored by HNTB

CEO Roundtable: Equity and Recovery

When history records the crises and trials of 2020, our descendants will look to our response to these challenges. Countries around the world and in our own communities in Southern California are directly experiencing the simultaneous consequences of a global pandemic and long-standing racial injustice. Transportation agencies’ services and their impact on our economy and mobility in this raw, chaotic and evolving environment have never been more important. This panel includes the leading transportation executives of Southern California who will share how they are dealing with the intertwined issues of equity and recovery during the ongoing emergency and throughout the coming year.

Bios

Moderator

Charles T. Brown (confirmed)
Senior Researcher and Adjunct Professor, Alan M. Voorhees Transportation Center, Rutgers University

Panelists

Kome Ajise (confirmed)
Executive Director, Southern California Association of Governments and Board Member, Mobility 21

Mark Baza (confirmed)
Executive Director, Imperial County Transportation Commission and Advisory Board Member, Mobility 21

Hasan Ikhrata (confirmed)
Executive Director, San Diego Association of Governments and Advisory Board Member, Mobility 21

Darrell Johnson (confirmed)
CEO, Orange County Transportation Authority and Vice Chairman, Mobility 21

Darren Kettle (confirmed)
Executive Director, Ventura County Transportation Commission and Board Member, Mobility 21

Anne Mayer (confirmed)
Executive Director, Riverside County Transportation Commission and Board Member, Mobility 21

Phillip A. Washington (confirmed)
CEO, Los Angeles County Metropolitan Transportation Authority and Board Member, Mobility 21

Stephanie Wiggins (confirmed)
CEO, Metrolink and Board Member, Mobility 21

Dr. Raymond Wolfe (confirmed)
Executive Director, San Bernardino County Transportation Authority and Immediate Past Chairman, Mobility 21