RPA Assembly 20220506 103


Assembly 2023

May 1-5, 2023
Monday-Thursday, 12-1:30pm: Virtual Sessions
Friday, 12-3pm: In person at Pier 60 in Manhattan

In-Person Assembly — Friday, May 5, 12-3pm at Pier 60, NYC 

11:30 am

doors open

12:00 pm


12:15 pm

Welcome Address

Tom Wright, President & CEO, RPA
Kate Slevin, Executive Vice President, RPA

12:45 pm

Zuccotti Award Presentation

Introduced by Howard Milstein, Chairman, President & CEO, New York Private Bank & Trust

Presented by Ray McGuire, Chairman, RPA

Awarded to
The Honorable Kathy Hochul, Governor of New York
The Honorable Ned Lamont, Governor of Connecticut
The Honorable Phil Murphy, Governor of New Jersey

Conversation with Zuccotti Award recipients moderated by Tom Wright

1:45 pm


Introduced by Sheena Wright, First Deputy Mayor for the City of New York

Mitch Landrieu, Senior Advisor to the President

2:30-4:00 pm

Closing Reception

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    Mitch Landrieu

    Senior Advisor to the President

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    Raymond J. McGuire

    Chairman of the Board of Directors, RPA

  • Sheena Wright

    Sheena Wright

    First Deputy Mayor for the City of New York

Virtual Panels — Monday, May 1 - Thursday, May 4, 12-1:30pm

  • Federal Funding

    Monday: Federal Funding for Region-Shaping Investment

  • Freight

    Tuesday: Get the Goods: The regional impact of changing freight patterns

  • Climate future

    Wednesday: Climate Future in Focus

  • Be Neighbor

    Thursday: Be My Neighbor

Assembly Speakers

  • RIT Aggarwala

    Rohit Aggarwala

    Chief Climate Officer and Commissioner, NYC Department of Environmental Protection

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    The Honorable Ras J. Baraka

    Mayor of the City of Newark

  • Shaun Donovan

    Shaun Donovan

    CEO and President, Enterprise Community Partners

  • Jamie Rubin

    James Rubin

    Chief Investment Officer, Aligned Climate Capital

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    Brian Deese

    Former Director of the White House National Economic Council

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    Brodie Boland

    Partner, McKinsey & Company

  • Ana Babtista

    Ana Baptista, PhD

    Associate Professor & Co-Director of the Tishman Environment & Design Center, The New School

  • NEW Cory Booker

    The Honorable Cory Booker

    US Senator for New Jersey

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    Axel Carrión

    Vice President of State Government & Public Affairs, UPS

  • Lorraine Collins

    Lorraine Collins

    Zillow Group, Government Relations and Public Affairs Manager, NE Region

  • Francis Cooke

    Francis Cooke, AIA

    Architecture Design Principal, AECOM New York Metro

  • Caroline Decker

    Caroline N. Decker

    Senior Vice President & National Rail Business Director, WSP USA

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    April De Simone

    Founder of The Practice of Democracy

  • Nick Dhimitri

    Nick Dhimitri

    Executive Vice President, External Affairs, Suffolk

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    Kathleen Frangione

    Head of Government Affairs and Market Strategy for Ørsted North America

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    Diane Gutierrez-Scaccetti

    Commissioner, New Jersey Department of Transportation

  • James Johnson2

    Jim Johnson

    Chief Operating Officer, Trinity Church Wall Street

  • Meera Joshi

    Meera Joshi

    New York City Deputy Mayor for Operations

  • Bruce Katz

    Bruce Katz

    Director, Nowak Metro Finance Lab

  • Jessica Katz

    Jessica Katz

    Chief Housing Officer, City of New York

  • General Stephen R Lyons

    General Stephen R. Lyons

    Port and Supply Chain Envoy to the Biden-Harris Administration Supply Chain Disruptions Task Force

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    Raquel Malmberg

    Partner, Guidehouse

  • Melissa Miles

    Melissa Miles

    New Jersey Environmental Justice Alliance, Executive Director

  • Howard Milstein Headshot Juliy 2021

    Howard Milstein

    Chairman, President & CEO, New York Private Bank & Trust

  • John Porcari

    John D. Porcari

    Former U.S. Deputy Secretary of Transportation

  • Bethany Rooney

    Bethann Rooney

    Director, Port Department, The Port Authority of NY & NJ

  • Ryan White

    Ryan White

    Transportation Planning Discipline Lead - New York, Jacobs

  • Ernest Tollerson

    Ernest Tollerson

    Board Chair, Riverkeeper

  • Jamie Torres Springer Headshot 1

    Jamie Torres-Springer

    President, MTA Construction & Development

  • Bryk Dale

    Dale Bryk

    Senior Fellow for Energy and Environment, RPA

Assembly Sponsors


  • Bloomberg logo violet CMYK resized
  • Durst
  • Menlo
  • RXR page 001
  • Siegel family endowment
  • Suffolk AC White
  • 1 Vantage logo RGB


  • AECOM logo blk 300dpi
  • Amazon logo
  • Amex
  • Amtrak 011 e1437095759125
  • ASTM North America Color
  • Blackstone copy
  • Boingo wireless
  • Steven A. Denning

  • Emigrant Bank 288
  • Guidehouse
  • Jacobs 2022
  • JP Morgan Chase
  • Mc K Logo RGB Deep Blue
  • Prudential
  • TBA Logo AD


  • Anbaric
  • Arcadis
  • Arent Fox Schiff
  • Arup logo
  • Audible
  • Bechtel
  • Brookfield copy
  • Capalino 2022
  • Citi copy
  • Con Edison 2022
  • Crown Castle
  • Cushman wakefield
  • Deloitte
  • Edison Properties
  • EY
  • Fisher Brothers 2022
  • Google svg
  • Hackensack Meridian Health Logo svg
  • HNTB
  • Ichor logo horizontal RGB 1
  • Interpublic copy
  • MT Bank Logo
  • Microsoft Logo
  • Morgan Stanley Logo 1 svg
  • Jan Nicholson

  • NRG copy
  • Omnispective

  • Orsted
  • PNC
  • PSEG Logo 2color RGB
  • Rise Light and Power RGB H1
  • Siemens new
  • Sl green higher quality
  • Robert K. Steel

  • STV Logo 01
  • Turner
  • Uber
  • United 2022
  • UPS 2022
  • Urban Strategies
  • VHB copy
  • Vornado
  • Wsp


  • Eugenie Birch

  • Convene copy
  • GJDC Logo Green Use
  • Hsg logo
  • HRA copy
  • KPF Logo cool gray
  • Leading Light Wind Positive RGB 002
  • Northwood Investors copy
  • Sasaki logo RBG 01
  • PBWT Logo Blue 4x 100
  • Panynj logo thumbnail
  • Static1 squarespace
  • Zillow Wordmark Blue RGB lrg


  • Arden Road Investments

  • Stephen Beckwith

  • Duane Morris

  • FXCollaborative Architects LLP

  • Hargreaves Jones

  • David Huntington

  • Langan

  • McKissack

  • Richard Oram

  • Plaxall

  • Rudin Management Company

  • Starborn Industries

  • Marilyn Taylor

  • The Acceleration Project

  • Valley National Bank

  • Vivaria Ecologics

  • WXY architecture + urban design


  • AJW, Inc.

  • BerlinRosen

  • Richard Bagger

  • Civic Operations Group

  • Maxine Griffith

  • HOK

  • James Katz

  • Stamford Downtown

  • Sam Schwartz

  • Trucking Association of New York

  • Ernest J. Tollerson III

  • Turner & Townsend Inc.

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