2019 Port Authority New York/New Jersey Conference Agenda

Reaching New Heights

7:30 AM

Registration, Breakfast, Networking, & Exhibits

8:15 - 8:20 AM


Amy Zucchi-Justice, The Karlyn Group

8:20 - 8:25 AM

Conference Program Introductions

Michael Massiah
Chief Diversity & Inclusion Officer
The Port Authority of New York/New Jersey

8:25 - 8:50 AM

Featured Speaker:
United's Outreach within the MBWE Community

Jill Kaplan
President of New York/New Jersey for United Airlines

8:50 - 9:35 AM

Get Involved! The Latest Developments with the 2017 - 2026 Capital Plan

James Starace, P.E.
Chief Engineer for The Port Authority of NY & NJ

9:35 - 9:55 AM

Collaborating for Success an Inside Look at Diversity and Inclusion in action: The JFK Redevelopment

Moderator: Suzette Bather-Taylor, Senior Program Director Capital Development, The Port Authority of NY & NJ


  • Marlon Smith, Managing Partner, JLC Infrastructure
  • Cheryl McKissack, CEO, The McKissack Group
  • David Garter, Senior VP, Infrastructure Investment & Emerging Sub-Markets, RXR
  • Jeremy Watson, Manager, JFK Infrastructure Strategy and Development

9:55 - 10:25 AM

Networking, Refreshments & Exhibits

Join sponsors, exhibitors and the Port Authority of NY/NJ in the hall to network and learn about opportunities.

10:25 - 11:10 AM

Panel Discussion: Prime Time Capacity Building (emerging MWBE firms)

Moderator: Wilbur Milhouse, President/CEO of Milhouse Engineering & Construction, Inc.


  • Simeon Terry, VP Diversity Affairs, The Port Authority of NY & NJ
  • Valeria Aloe, Principal AlphaQuest Consulting

11:10 - 11:55 AM

Dialogue with The Professional Women in Construction: The Changing Face of Construction

Moderator: Denise M. Berger, FAIA, Chief of Operations- Engineering Department, The Port Authority of NY & NJ


  • Mildred Tolentino, Owner/CEO, M To-Pros Development Inc.
  • Connie Zambianchi, Founder, Amaracon Testing & Inspections, LLC/li>

11:55 - 12:15 PM

Multi-Discipline Opportunities

Moderator: Martha Bogle, Chief of Design, The Port Authority of NY & NJ

12:15 - 12:35 PM

Capital Projects Overview, what they are, where they stand, and how you can benefit

Steven Plate, Chief of Major Capital Projects, The Port Authority of NY & NJ

12:35 PM

Closing Remarks / Conference Concludes

Keith Wright
The Port Authority of New York/New Jersey