Federal Funding: An Unprecedented Opportunity to Modernize Transportation and Public Safety
The pandemic created an unprecedented disruption to transportation and our economies. Recent and projected federal funding to support recovery and modernization amounts to billions of dollars available for transit agencies, cities, and airports.
But how much is available, and for what kinds of projects?
How can these organizations access and utilize federal funds to get back on track and build a technology foundation to help them thrive in the future?
Join federal funding expert Amanda Wood and Hitachi Vantara industrial expert Kevin Ahearn to get the answers to these questions and more.
Senior Government Relations Consultant, Becker & Poliakoff Law Firm
Amanda Wood’s primary focus is assisting clients with federal funding needs. Her experience as senior legislative staff on Capitol Hill provides the skills to represent clients on matters ranging from post-hurricane FEMA policy changes to Everglades preservation. She represents municipal, corporate and non-profit clients on matters related to transportation, economic development, natural resources, law enforcement, and social services. She previously served as Legislative Director to Senator Bob Graham (D-FL), where she was responsible for developing and implementing the Senator’s legislative agenda and strategy.
While serving as the Senator’s chief advisor on federal appropriations, Ms. Wood worked closely with representatives from Florida cities, counties, educational institutions, non-profit organizations, and state agencies to advocate for projects ranging from infrastructure improvements to research and cultural projects.
In addition, for private sector clients, Amanda trains their sales teams to communicate effectively with their local government clients and helps them identify and pursue funds for local government acquisition needs. She provides strategic advice to sales teams and guides clients and prospects through the funding process, including review of grant applications. She achieves success through direct communication with sales targets and research regarding community-specific federal funding opportunities.
Kevin J Ahearn PE,
Transportation and Industrials Executive, Hitachi Vantara
Working in Maintenance, Reliability and Business Transformation with a focus on Industrial and Transportation throughout his career, Kevin brings more than 31 years of experience in the areas of Machinery Diagnostics, Predictive Maintenance, Reliability Program Development and Product / Solution Sales.
Kevin has practical Field Service expertise with virtually all PdM technologies that is coupled with an in depth understanding of robust Reliability program structure, data requirements, and execution. He has over 15 years selling designing, implementing and executing transformative IoT driven, Data based solutions.
Kevin has extensive team leadership and operational excellence experience through his roles at a number of small and large industrial and government contract Service companies. His management skills line in the areas of strategic business plan development, P&L management, new product development and launch as well as c-Suite consulting.