Shannon N. Marshall 804-371-6844
July 5, 2011
TONY KINN APPOINTED DIRECTOR OF THE NEW OFFICE OF TRANSPORTATION PUBLIC-PRIVATE PARTNERSHIPS
Brings Extensive Private and Public Sector Experience to the Commonwealth
RICHMOND — Virginia Secretary of Transportation Sean T. Connaughton today announced the selection of Tony Kinn as director of the Office of Transportation Public-Private Partnerships (OTP3).
In his new role at the OTP3, Kinn will be responsible for developing and implementing a statewide program for transportation project delivery via the Virginia Public-Private Transportation Act of 1995.
Kinn currently serves as assistant vice president and director of corporate relations for the University of Virginia’s University Engineering Foundation.
He has spent most of his career in the corporate world in new business development.
Kinn was principal owner in the James A. Weaver Company, which was the third largest food brokerage firm in the U.S. His company also designed Market Metrics, a store-specific marketing software program, which became the foundation for what today is Spectra Systems.
He also was executive vice president of the Federated Group, a multi-billion dollar organization based in Chicago. At the Federated Group, Mr. Kinn was responsible for the management of new business development for all divisions west of the Mississippi River.
Kinn has also served as director of the Commonwealth's Department of Economic Development’s International Division, where his main responsibility was to draw firms to the Commonwealth from the Pacific Rim and Europe.
“Virginia is a leader in public-private partnerships, and we are committed to delivering much needed infrastructure improvements across all transportation modes,” said Connaughton. “Tony has the background and expertise to further develop our program and proactively identify, assess and deliver the commonwealth's priority transportation projects in a consistent, transparent, timely and cost effective manner.”
The OTP3 works in coordination with the secretary of transportation and all seven Virginia transportation agencies, and focuses on the development of public-private projects across all modes of transportation.
The OTP3 is located at 600 E. Main St. in Richmond.
Additional information about the office can be found at www.vappta.org.
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