Ensuring Infrastructure is Resilient and Sustainable - Advancing the Triple Bottom Line - Standard Requirements for Sustainable Infrastructure – A New ASCE Standard
Moderator: LTC Brad McCoy, Ph.D., PE, ENV SP, M.ASCE
Director, Center for Innovation and Engineering, United States Military Academy
U.S. Army Lieutenant Colonel Brad McCoy is an officer in the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers and serves as an Academy Professor and Director of the Center for Innovation and Engineering in the Department of Civil and Mechanical Engineering (D/CME) at the United States Military Academy (USMA) at West Point. In his role, he acts as one of the Army’s uniformed scholars providing leadership and expertise in civil and mechanical engineering research initiatives across the Academy, and within the two ABET accredited and nationally ranked engineering programs in D/CME. He holds a B.S. in Civil Engineering (USMA, 2001), and M.S. and Ph.D. degrees in Civil Engineering, from North Carolina State University (2011 and 2019 respectively). Additionally, he serves in leadership on multiple Academy and professional service committees, most notably as Chair of the American Society of Civil Engineers (ASCE) Sustainable Infrastructure Standard Committee, a national-level committee charged with creating and maintaining ASCE 73: Standard Requirements for Sustainable Infrastructure. His research interests include sustainable infrastructure development, sustainable concrete materials, and composite materials and structures. LTC McCoy holds a Professional Engineer license in the state of Missouri and is a credentialed Envision® Sustainability Professional.
LTG Thomas Paul Bostick, Ph.D., P.E., USA (Ret.), Dist.M.ASCE
Chief Executive Officer, Bostick Global Strategies
Thomas Bostick is an accomplished Senior Executive with more than 30 years experience in public/private sectors. He is Chairman of Bostick Global Strategies, and also serves on the board of several other organizations including CSX, Perma-Fix, HireVue, American Corporate Partners, and Streamside Systems. Tom was also Commanding General of the US Army Corps of Engineers, the world’s largest public engineering organization specializing in infrastructure, environment, and water resources management. Tom led 700 soldiers and 35,000 civilians in a $25B program in over 110 countries.
Tom earned the title of Distinguished Member at ASCE, the highest honor the association awards. He is also a member of the National Academy of Engineering, a recipient of an Honorary Doctorate for his Tuskegee University Commencement Address, a recipient of White House Fellow (WHF), Department of Veterans Affairs, Class 89-90, and in the Hall of Fame of George Washington University, School of Applied Sciences and Engineering.
Jennifer Cass, P.E., LEED AP, M.ASCE
Senior Vice President and Chief of Staff, Capital Program, New York City Economic Development Corporation
Jennifer Cass serves as Senior Vice President of the Capital Program at NYCEDC where she leads a diverse portfolio of projects with a mission to drive economic and sustainable growth in the great City of New York. Significant projects include the Capital Program Project Controls, NYC Ferry Design and Construction, The Battery Coastal Resiliency, New Stapleton Waterfront Infrastructure and Open Space, and Raise Shorelines Citywide.
Jennifer has over 20 years of experience in the field of civil and environmental engineering. She specializes in the management and construction of large complex infrastructure and open space projects. Her areas of design expertise include stormwater management, erosion and sediment control, roadways, and utility pipeline projects that preserve and create natural environments.
RADM Christopher J. Mossey, CEC, USN (retired), P.E.
Deputy Director for the Long-Baseline Neutrino Facility, Fermi National Accelerator Laboratory
Christopher Mossey manages all aspects of the LBNF project — the largest international DOE project ever hosted on U.S. soil — at both Fermilab and Sanford Underground Research Facility in Lead, South Dakota. Mossey also serves as Fermilab’s Chief Engineer, where he focuses on recruiting, development, diversity and processes related to the engineering community. A retired and decorated rear admiral with the United States Navy, he has more than three decades of experience leading the design and construction of environmental and facility programs for the Department of the Navy.
Christopher previously served as the commander of the Naval Facilities Engineering Command, where he oversaw the $1 billion Walter Reed National Military Medical Center and the $5.7 billion Marine Corps program to expand and update operational and training facilities.
How Do We Scale Sustainable and Climate Resilient Infrastructure to Achieve the UN SDG’s by 2030?
Moderator: Elise N. Zoli, J.D.
Partner, Jones Day
With a keen sense of the clean energy and water markets and opportunities, Elise Zoli provides strategic direction and advice to the nation's leading public and private enterprises. Her experience focuses on the development, financing (impact investment, hedge fund, private equity, governmental grant, and alternative funding), and operation of clean energy, water, and related infrastructure projects and services. Elise is recognized as a leading energy lawyer in Massachusetts and serves as global co-head of the Jones Day's Future of Energy, Renewables+ & Sustainability Initiative.
A prominent lawyer in the nuclear sector, Elise has experience that extends beyond transactional work to the use and release of radioisotopes, as well as the operation, decommissioning, and redevelopment of nuclear power plants, former defense sites, laboratories, and industrial facilities that employ radioisotopes. Elise is a periodic lecturer at MIT’s Sloan School and a member of the clean energy committee for the New England Clean Energy Council.
Joyce Coffee, LEED AP
President and Founder, Climate Resilience Consulting
Joyce Coffee is founder and President of Climate Resilience Consulting, a certified WBE that works with clients to create practical strategies that enhance markets and communities through adaptation to climate change. In her 25 years of experience, Joyce has worked for over 200 clients to create and implement climate-related resilience and recovery strategies, build partnerships and direct collaborative implementation of complex initiatives. She is an appointed director or chair of over ten international or national nonprofit boards and initiatives related to resilience. She is the primary author of over two dozen resilience-related reports.
Joyce is a Senior Sustainability Fellow at the Global Institute of Sustainability, was a Chicago Council on Global Affairs Emerging Leader, founding board member of the Alliance for Water Efficiency, a Great Lakes delegate to Brookings International Young Leaders Climate Change Summit, an American Society of Adaptation Professionals board director, an advisor to the National Center for Atmospheric Research Engineering for Climate Extremes Partnership, a member of Illinois FARM’s advisory group and an Aspen Institute Socrates Fellow.
Peter J. Hall
Vice President, Global Director for Sustainable & Resilient Infrastructure, wood.
Peter leads the sustainable and resilient infrastructure business for the Wood organization and integrates sustainability and resiliency into projects to deliver outputs that support energy transition, built environment and digital solutions that can lead to a better world and advance the SDGs. He manages the Wood 'ResilienceLens' investment screen framework that evaluates and builds projects for resilience value and impact, is the Director of the Wood/Resilient Cities Network Partnership and is an Ambassador for Climate Resilience at the Stimson Center - a leading voice on urgent global issues.
Peter is an advisor for the 'resilience shift' program, a member of the OECD/Brookings WG for city investments, leads the Stimpson Center ACRE infrastructure focus area, on the International Coalition of Sustainable Infrastructure (ICSI) WG and part of the Global Covenant of Mayors/Bloomberg city climate action initiative. He also manages the firm’s partnership with Power of Nutrition.
Frank Nutter, J.D.
Vice President, Global Director for Sustainable & Resilient Infrastructure, wood.
Frank Nutter has been President of the Reinsurance Association of America since 1991. He currently serves on the Advisory Board of the OECD's International Network for the Financial Management of Large-Scale Disasters, the RAND Center on Catastrophic Risk Management and Compensation, the St. Baldrick's Foundation Board of Directors, and the Advisory Board of the University of Cincinnati's Carl H. Lindner III Center for Insurance and Risk Management.
Frank has recently served on the Council of the American Meteorological Society and the Board of the University Center for Atmospheric Research. He has also served as a member of the Board of Directors of the Advocates for Highway and Auto Safety, the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety and the Worker's Compensation Research Institute, the Board of Overseers of the Institute for Civil Justice, a subsidiary of the RAND corporation, and on the Board of the Bermuda Institute for Ocean Sciences.
Community Equity Agreements (CEAs): Engaging With Front-line Communities to Identify and Incorporate Enforceable Commitments During The Design and Review of Major Infrastructure Projects
CEO & Cofounder, Autocase
John Williams is a leader in the Sustainable Infrastructure Community having spent more than 40-years in the development of major infrastructure and building projects. He is a co-founder of Autocase, makers of business case analysis software and providers of advisory services that assess the value of public benefits associated with investments in green projects. He is in his fourth term as Board Chair at the Institute for Sustainable Infrastructure and a Member of ASCE’s committee charged with the creation of the Standard Requirements for Sustainable Infrastructure (SRSI).
Williams began a 37 year career working on infrastructure programs in the NY Metro area; later on he pioneered development practices in the architecture and engineering industries; led successful partnerships in water and waste management as well as in transit oriented development; advised public employees engaged in managed competition with the private sector; created the "Bid-to-Goal" process for attaining competitive results in the public sector; and co-created the AutoCASE automated business case evaluation tool.
Founding Partner and Chairman, AIRIS USA, LLC
Ronald Factor is a founding partner and Chairman of AIRIS USA, LLC. AIRIS is a major development, financing and operational player in U.S. aviation and beyond. He has spent 45-years in the Aviation Sector in roles involving facility design, overall management, long-range planning, and development. He holds a patent for the development of Closed Loop Manufacturing Modules, which streamline and shorten the global logistics chain in ways that produce efficiencies in shipping. In addition, his patented Multi-Tenant Multi-user Multi-cargo consolidation processing center, known as the vertically integrated cargo community (the VICC TM), has introduced new advances in cargo infrastructure that places emphasis on the well-being of the worker community.
Jeffrey B. Gracer, J.D.
Principal, SIVE PAGET & RIESEL
Jeffrey Gracer is a Principal at Sive Paget & Riesel, a leading environmental and renewable energy law firm based in New York City, and is a widely recognized thought leader in environmental law. He is known for harmonizing business imperatives with legal and regulatory mandates, funding requirements, public policy considerations, and community and stakeholder interests. He is a former Chair of the Environmental Law Committee of the New York City Bar Association. He also co-founded and is President and Chair of the New York City Climate Action Alliance, a non-profit that engages the private sector in efforts to mitigate climate change.
Co-founder and Executive Director, WE ACT for Environmental Justice
Peggy Shepard is a leader within New York City and the national Environmental Justice Movement. She is co-founder and executive director of WE ACT For Environmental Justice (WE ACT), based in West Harlem, which has a 24-year history of affecting environmental and environmental health policy and practice locally and nationally. She has successfully combined grassroots organizing, environmental advocacy and environmental health research to become one of the most highly respected environmental advocates in the country.