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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.

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Harrison Wadsworth is the Director of Government Affairs at Siemens. Before joining Siemens, Harrison was a Manager of Congressional Affairs at the Association of American Railroads. For six years, Harrison represented the freight railroad industry before Congress and provided updates about federal policy to the rail industry state relations team. Before that, Harrison worked in the House of Representatives for two years where he focused on transportation issues.

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