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Planning & Design Annual Conference


Attend the largest transportation planning and design event of the year, IRTBA Planning & Design Annual Conference 2021, "Building Back Together" on Tuesday, August 17, 2021 from 12:00p-5:00p at the Hyatt Lodge Oak Brook. 

IRTBA is pleased to welcome Illinois Senate President Don Harmon as the keynote speaker.  Following, panel discussions will focus on on teaming strategies featuring top agencies, contractors, consultants and DBE firms.

Panels include:
Teaming with Each Other – Kristen Long, Managing Director Midwest and Great Lakes Regions, Gallagher; Samantha Grear, Client Executive Construction, Gallagher; Daniel Dorfman, Partner and Chair of the Construction Law Practice, Fox Swibel Levin & Carroll LLP; Ted Gibbs, Senior Counsel, Walsh Construction Group 

Contractor & Engineering Consultant Teams – Harvind Singh, President, SINGH + Associates; David Crosson, Senior Vice President, HNTB Corporation; Chuck Freiheit, Chief Operating Officer, F.H. Paschen. Moderated by Tricia Walsh, Vice President - Chicago Infrastructure Leader, Parsons. 

Agency Teaming – Jose Alvarez, Executive Director, Illinois Tollway; Steve Travia, Director of HIghways Project Implementation, IDOT; Dan Burke, Managing Deputy Commissioner/Chief Engineer, CDOT 

Network with your peers, meet new leaders in State government and Illinois State agency leadership, and also get up to speed on the latest trends in the industry at IRTBA's Planning & Design Annual Conference.Three (3) Professional Development Hours (PDH) will be awarded to attendees.

Registration is $195 for members - all registration must be completed online. Deadline to register is Friday, August 13. 

Members should note that this event is not exclusive to Planning & Design members -- all interested parties are welcome to attend.

Registration is now closed. 



Be sure to consider supporting agency attendance and gain industry exposure with a company sponsorship -- two, great options to increase your firm's visibility!


IRTBA members are reminded that the Board of Directors has enacted a policy concerning guests at IRTBA events. No elected official may attend an IRTBA event without prior approval of the Board of Directors. Agency staff continues to be welcome at events. IRTBA events are for MEMBERS and PRE-APPROVED PROSPECTIVE MEMBER GUESTS ONLY.







Don Harmon
Illinois Senate President 


Teaming With Each Other
Kristen Long, Gallagher
Samantha Grear, Gallagher
Daniel Dorfman, Fox Swibel Levin & Carroll LLP
Ted Gibbs, Walsh Construction Group
Moderated by: Beth McCluskey, AECOM

Contractor & Consultant/Engineering Teams 
Harvind Singh, SINGH + Associates
David Crosson, HNTB Corporation 
Chuck Freiheit,  F.H. Paschen
Moderated by: Tricia Walsh, Parso

Agency Teaming
Jose Alvarez, Illinois Tollway
Steve Travia, IDOT 
Daniel Burke, CDOT 
Moderated by: Rashod Johnson, Ardmore Roderick

Contact: Molly Stratman | Program Manager | E: | P: (630) 626-3571

500 Park Boulevard, Suite 1250
Itasca, Illinois 60143
Phone: (630) 773-1220
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