Before joining Macquarie, Gribbin was nominated by former President George W. Bush and was confirmed by the U.S. Senate to serve as general counsel for the U.S. Department of Transportation.
President Donald Trump has appointed private-sector P3 expert David James “DJ” Gribbin as his special assistant for infrastructure.
Gribbin, the former HDR director of strategic consulting was appointed in the role after departing HDR in December.
Prior to his time with HDR, Gribbin led government advisory and affairs for Macquarie Capital, where he helped states and municipalities explore the benefits of public-private partnerships (P3) for infrastructure projects, and led the P3 procurement teams. Gribbin has represented both government and investors in more than 18 states.
Before joining Macquarie, Gribbin was nominated by former President George W. Bush and was confirmed by the U.S. Senate to serve as general counsel for the U.S. Department of Transportation. He also served as chief counsel for the Federal Highway Administration (FHWA). While at FHWA, he worked with local and state transportation officials, created a federal P3 task force and created a report for Congress, highlighting the advantages of alternative project delivery.
Gribbin has served as the P3 Division president and as a board member for American Road & Transportation Builders Association (ARTBA). He also won ARTBA’s Entrepreneur of the Year Award for both public and private sectors.
This article originally published by Strategic Partnerships Inc.