EBC Infrastructure Leadership Webinar: Update on MassDOT Program Priorities and Climate Initiatives


Date: September 16, 2020


Phone: (617) 505-1818

Email: [email protected]

This EBC Leadership Program will provide an opportunity for the EBC membership to learn about some of the programs, plans, and priorities that have been underway this past summer at the Massachusetts Department of Transportation from Katherine Fichter.

Katherine Fichter will discuss the MassDOT build-out of quick-implementation bicycle and pedestrian projects across the Commonwealth. Through a grant program called Shared Streets & Spaces, MassDOT is able to both respond to the COVID-19 crisis and consider longer-term needs for more sustainable transportation infrastructure and creating more livable downtowns.

Moderated Discussion: Following the presentation, Michael Scipione, CEO of Weston & Sampson, will moderate an open discussion with the audience on issues of concern to the EBC membership.


The mission of the Massachusetts Department of Transportation is to deliver excellent customer service to people who travel in the Commonwealth and provide our nation’s safest and most reliable transportation system in a way that strengthens our economy and quality of life. We are one transportation organization focused on customer service and safety.

MassDOT was formed in 2009 by the merger of the Executive Office of Transportation and Public Works and its divisions with the Massachusetts Turnpike Authority, the Massachusetts Highway Department, the Registry of Motor Vehicles, and the Massachusetts Aeronautics Commission.

Final Agenda – EBC Infrastructure Leadership Webinar – Update on MassDOT Program Priorities and Climate Initiatives

Thank you to our Sponsor

Speaker Agenda

Keynote Speaker:

Katherine Fichter,
Assistant Secretary for Policy and Climate
Initiatives Executive
Department of Transportation
Commonwealth of Massachusetts


Discussion Moderator:

  • Michael Scipione, EBC Board Member; CEO, Weston & Sampson

Attendee List

Laureen Beintum GEI Consultants Inc. Geotechnical Engineer
Timothy Cady Charter Contracting Company, LLC Director, Program Services
Kathleen Campbell CDW Consultants, Inc. President
Matthew Ciborowski Arup Boston Planning Leader
Don Cooke VHB
Lauren DeVoe VHB, Inc. Principal/Sr. Environmental Planner
Joe Dorant Mass Organization of State Engineers and Scientists – MOSES President
Andreae Downs City of Newton City Councilor
Jeff Finitz Dewberry Transportation Department Head
Susan Geelmuyden Dewberry Marketing Manager
Mark Gershman BETA Group, Inc. Senior Vice President
Harjit Gill Department for International Trade Vice Consul Energy, Environment & Infrastructure
Christopher Glod Strategic Environmental Services Inc. Exec VP, Tech Services
Kristine Gorman Jacobs Director
Vanessa Gulati VHB Marketing Manager
Dave Hewett Epsilon Associates Principal
Robert Ingram Private
Alyssa Jacobs Epsilon Associates, Inc. Associate
Seth Jaffe Foley Hoag LLP Partner
Yuliya Kalmykova TRC Climate Resiliency Program Manager
Katherine Kemen BSC Group, Inc.
Paul Leofanti Charter Contracting Company, LLC Director, Estimating and Project Management
Tom Loughlin BETA Group, Inc. Senior Associate
Jeffrey Malloy BSC Group, Inc. Associate/Senior Climate Adaptation Planner
Pallavi Mande Charles River Watershed Association Director of watershed resilience
Jessica Marano Department for International Trade Business Development Manager
Valerie Massard Duxbury, Town Planning Director
Karen Mauney-Brodek Emerald Necklace Conservancy President
Dorothy McGlincy MA Association of Conservation Commissions Executive Director
Heather Miller Charles River Watershed Association General Counsel & Policy Director
Eric Monkiewicz VHB Project Manager
Marta Nover BETA Group, Inc. Vice President
Kelly O’Neill BSC Group, Inc.
KRISTEN PENNUCCI MassDOT Communications Director
Tricia Pinto Sanborn Head & Associates Senior Vice President
Anthony Pisanelli Charter Contracting Company, LLC Senior Vice President
Samantha Roddy VHB Environmental Planner
carol rosskam northeastern university sustainability program manager
Justin Roy Arup Senior Engineer
Lisa Sherman CDM Smith Principal
Casey Shetterly Northeastern University Sustainability Program Manager
Emily Slotnick Pioneer Valley Planning Commission Senior Planner Specialist
Paul Sutton TRC Vice President Business Development
Kristine Wickham VHB
Joe Zissman Cambridge Systematics

PowerPoint Presentations

The available PowerPoint presentations from the EBC Infrastructure Leadership Webinar: Update on MassDOT Program Priorities and Climate Initiatives completed on September 16, 2020, can be viewed below.

Presentation – EBC Infrastructure Leadership Webinar – Update on MassDOT Program Priorities and Climate Initiatives

Webinar Recording

Registered Attendees

All registered attendees receive the link to the webinar recording five business days after the conclusion of the webinar. If you are a registered attendee and did not receive the webinar recording, please contact the EBC office.

EBC Members

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Non-Members are welcome to register and pay the Non-Member registration rate to receive access to the webinar recording.

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