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Executive Director

Michael Friedberg is a Partner at Holland & Knight LLP. Mr. Friedberg focuses on developing and implementing advocacy transportation and infrastructure strategies. Prior to Holland & Knight, Mr. Friedberg served as staff director of the Subcommittee on Railroads, Pipelines, and Hazardous Materials of the U.S. House of Representatives' Committee on Transportation and Infrastructure.



CNEC Board Chair

Ronnie Hakim is HNTB’s national transit and rail market sector leader responsible for collaborating with HNTB’s leadership nationwide on strategic planning and implementation, industry representation, business development, service delivery, and client collaboration and satisfaction. Prior to joining HNTB, Hakim served as Managing Director of the New York State Metropolitan Transportation Authority, where she was responsible for leading more than 70,000 employees in five operating agencies, overseeing transit systems that carry nine million riders each day.




Harrison Wadsworth is Vice President of Government Relations at AECOM, the world’s premier infrastructure consulting firm. Wadsworth leads the company’s approach to federal, state, and local governments on infrastructure development topics.  Prior to joining AECOM, Harrison was Senior Director, Government Affairs and Head of Digital and Transportation Policy at Siemens Corporation. He has also held positions in the Association of American Railroads and in the House of Representatives for a member of the Transportation and Infrastructure Committee.

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