Nov
29
11:30 AM11:30

A Perspective on the Future of Florida Transportation

FEES:

Member Prepaid Price: $21, $27 at the door

Non-member Prepaid Price: $27, $33 at the door


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The speaker for this month's luncheon is Ananth Prasad, the President-Designate for Florida Transportation Builders’ Association (FTBA). Ananth has  more than 27 years of public and private-sector experience in the transportation industry, including 22 years with the Florida Department of Transportation, where he held the governor-appointed position of Secretary of FDOT from 2011-2015.  He will share his observations of the transportation climate in Florida and nationally – and provide insight on what the future holds for transportation in Northeast Florida and the Sunshine State.


Ananth Prasad currently serves as the President-Designate for Florida Transportation Builders’ Association (FTBA). FTBA is a trade association comprising of individuals and business firms actively engaged in the construction of transportation systems or in the furnishing materials, equipment or services for such construction.

He has more than 27 years of public and private-sector experience in the transportation industry, including five years with HNTB, a national infrastructure solution firm where he recently held the position of National Transportation Practice Leader. He also served 22 years with the Florida Department of Transportation (FDOT), where he held the governor-appointed position of Secretary of FDOT from 2011-2015.

Prasad was named to the National Council for Public-Private Partnerships Inaugural Top 10 P3 Transportation Infrastructure Pioneers in 2017. Prasad also received the ARTBA’s P3 Entrepreneurs of the Year award and Florida Chamber Foundation’s Champion for Florida’s Future award in 2015 and was recognized by Engineering News Record Top 25 Newsmaker of the Year in 2013.


Special thanks to our spotlight speaker, Frank Castillo, President and CEO of Feeding Northeast Florida.

In the spirit of Thanksgiving, please consider donating canned food to Feeding Northeast Florida. Bring 4 cans and you will receive a raffle ticket for the 50/50 drawing.

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