WASHINGTON, DC--(Marketwire - February 12, 2009) -

WHAT: National Infrastructure Summit:
  "Rebuilding America’s Infrastructure for Global Competitiveness Conference"
  While President Obama and the Congress work to develop a comprehensive infrastructure policy and pass a national stimulus package, business leaders and policymakers will share their expertise to shape the ongoing national dialogue.
WHO: Hosted by Iona College and presenting sponsor Terex Corporation. Additional sponsors include ARTBA, ASCE, TBS, and the U.S. Chamber of Commerce. Confirmed speakers:
  • Congressman Earl Blumenauer - U.S. House of Representatives
  • Mort Downey - Chairman of the Board, PB Consult Inc. & former U.S. Deputy Secretary of Transportation
  • Andrew Herrmann - American Society of Civil Engineers (ASCE), Chairman of the 2009 Report Card for America's Infrastructure Advisory Council
  • Janet Kavinoky - Director of Transportation Infrastructure, U.S. Chamber of Commerce
  • Federico Pena - Managing Director, Vestar Capital Partners; former U.S. Secretary of Transportation and former U.S. Secretary of Energy
  • Robert Puentes - Fellow, Brookings Institution; Director, Metropolitan Infrastructure Initiative
  • Richard Ravitch - Partner, Ravitch, Rice & Co.
  • Peter Ruane - President & CEO, American Road and Transportation Builders Association (ARTBA)
  • Christopher Shays - Former U.S. Representative from Connecticut
  • Petra Todorovich - Director, America 2050
WHEN: Wednesday, March 4, 2009
8:30am to 4:30pm (see topics & working agenda at
WHERE: JW Marriot, 1331 Pennsylvania Ave., Washington, D.C.

Contact Information:

Members of the media are encouraged to attend the conference or any
specific panel discussion free, if credentialed in advance.

Please contact
Elissa Dodge