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Feb. 3, 2014

Former CTB member has wealth of public-, private-sector experience

J. Douglas Koelemay, director of the OTP3RICHMOND – Virginia Secretary of Transportation Aubrey L. Layne Jr. announced that J. Douglas Koelemay is the new director of the commonwealth’s Office of Transportation Public-Private Partnerships (OTP3).

In this post, Koelemay will be responsible for leading the statewide program that delivers projects under the Virginia Public-Private Transportation Act of 1995 (or PPTA).

Koelemay most recently served as vice president for community relations at Science Applications International Corp. (SAIC). He also was managing director at Qorvis Communications and executive vice president and chief policy officer at Williams Mullins Strategies.

Koelemay was appointed to the Commonwealth Transportation Board (CTB) in 2006. He represented Northern Virginia on the CTB until 2012. While a CTB member, he focused on transportation strategy, corridors of statewide significance and multimodal planning for U.S. 29, Route 606, Dulles International Airport and the Tysons Corner area.

Koelemay also served as vice president for public affairs for the Northern Virginia Technology Council. In 1993, he wrote “Financing the Future: Report of the Commission to Promote Investment in America’s Infrastructure,” regarding the status of infrastructure funding in the 1991 federal transportation authorization (the Intermodal Surface Transportation Efficiency Act, or ISTEA).

“Virginia remains committed to the tenets of the 1995 PPTA act and the benefits of using private capital to help fund major transportation projects,” Secretary Layne said. “As a policy and public affairs professional, Doug’s critical knowledge of the vital relationships and countless other factors required for any successful public-private transportation project will ensure that Virginia’s investments in such ventures continue to bring us the best return from the public’s tax dollars.”

Koelemay received his bachelor’s degree from Centenary College of Louisiana. He attended the masters program at the University of South Carolina’s Institute of International Politics. He also was a foreign-service officer with the U.S. Department of State and a legislative assistant on Capitol Hill.

The OTP3 works in coordination with the transportation secretary and Virginia’s seven transportation agencies. It focuses on developing public-private projects across all modes of transportation.

The OTP3 office is located at 600 East Main Street in Richmond, Virginia. Its website is

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