President and Chief Executive Officer
brings more than 30 years of leadership, knowledge and experience in moving major transportation and toll road projects forward through often difficult local, regional, state and national public processes.
experience encompasses development, finance and management of multi-modal transportation systems and technologically advanced toll facilities that are customer friendly and provide value and choices for commuters.
Gary has extensive experience in the private sector as both a principal and senior executive.
His experience includes public-private partnership development, corporate strategic planning and consultation to government and private industry.
As a former chairman of the Orange County Transportation Authority (OCTA), Gary has intimate understanding of the pressing transportation needs facing fast growing metropolitan regions and the challenges of improving mobility to meet future needs.
Gary was a founding member of a board of directors of the Transportation Corridor Agencies (TCA) that created and shaped a historic public agency that would plan, develop and operate new toll roads in Southern California with private financing -- a model of public-private partnership.
He served as chairman and director of the TCA as it launched Orange County's successful toll road system that employs the latest in automatic tolling technology.
has been honored with numerous local, state and federal commendations, including the prestigious Theodore Roosevelt Conservation Award, which he
received from President George H.W Bush at a White House ceremony in 1990.
He is a guest lecturer at University of California, Irvine; a member of the Blue Ribbon Committee at California State University, Fullerton, and a member of IBTTA and has been a keynote speaker and panel member at transportation forums in North America and Europe.
Gary is a graduate of California State University at Los Angeles (B.S) and the University of Southern California.