The WCX Board of Directors is composed of two representatives from each member state who are appointed by the Governors and Treasurers of the three West Coast states. A representative of Partnerships BC serves as an Advisor to the Board.
Anthony Buckley, Chair
Anthony Buckley is the Director of Innovative Partnerships for the Washington State Department of Transportation (WSDOT). During Mr. Buckley’s tenure as a public servant he has managed a host of state financing and funding programs. For the State of Oregon, he played a leading role in managing financial components of the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act projects for both the transportation and energy sectors. As the Chief Financial Officer for the Oregon Department of Energy he was responsible for one of the Nation’s largest energy tax credit programs ($2 billion) as well as the nation’s oldest energy lending programs (35-years). Prior to his assignment with the Department of Energy he served as the debt and investment manager for the Oregon Department of Transportation where he oversaw a $3.5 billion transportation finance portfolio.
Prior to his career as a public servant, Mr. Buckley gained 20 years of private sector experience having worked for various corporations in both finance and marketing roles.
Anthony earned his B.A. degree in Finance with a minor in Risk Management from Temple University.
Mark Pisano, Treasurer
Mark Pisano is a Professor of the Practice of Public Administration at the USC Sol Price School of Public Policy. For 31 years, he served as Executive Director of the Southern California Association of Governments (SCAG), the nation’s largest regional planning agency. As Executive Director, he contributed greatly to the implementation of the Alameda Corridor Plan, which involved the construction of a 22-mile rail line running to and from the Ports of Los Angeles and Long Beach in order to improve freight container capacity.
Before joining SCAG, Mark served as Director of the Environmental Protection Agency’s Water Quality Planning Division. He has also co-founded and held positions at various not-for-profit and governmental associations.
Mark earned his bachelor’s and master’s degrees from Georgetown University.
Travis Brouwer, Director
Travis Brouwer is the Assistant Director of the Oregon Department of Transportation. In this position, he oversees the Director’s Office, which includes Government Relations–including federal, state, local, and tribal relations–and external communications. He also oversees performance management and the Office of Innovative Partnerships, which is developing a per-mile road usage charge. Previously, he served for eight years as ODOT’s federal affairs advisor, working closely with Oregon’s congressional delegation and advising the Director and Oregon Transportation Commission on federal legislative, funding, and policy issues.
Prior to joining ODOT, he served as Congresswoman Darlene Hooley’s District Co-Director, running her Salem district office. In his six and a half years on Congresswoman Hooley’s staff, Travis worked on legislation and policy in a wide variety of areas.
Travis graduated from Willamette University with a degree in politics.
Karmen Fore, Director
Ms. Fore is the Director of Oregon Solutions — a program at Portland State University’s National Policy Consensus Center that provides a system and process for problem solving using collaborative governance. Oregon Solutions works on projects designated by the governor, and partners with private sector leaders, academicians, public and nonprofit sectors, and elected officials at all levels of government.
Ms. Fore previously served as the Senior Director for Federal/Regional Affairs, & Transportation to Governors Kate Brown and John Kitzhaber. There she led the state’s agenda before the federal government on all policy issues. She also devised and executed the Governor’s plan that led to the passage of a $5.3 billion multimodal transportation package. Karmen also previously served simultaneously as Deputy Chief of Staff to Congressman Peter DeFazio and as professional staff to the House Transportation & Infrastructure Committee in the U.S. Congress where she worked on multiple federal transportation reauthorization bills.
Karmen attended the University of Oregon and earned a Master of Arts in Public Affairs in addition to a Bachelor of Arts degree in Political Science, with a minor in Planning, Public Policy, and Management.
Sean Randolph, Director
Sean Randolph is the Senior Director of the Bay Area Council Economic Institute, which works to foster a competitive economy in California and the San Francisco Bay Area. Dr. Randolph previously served as President & CEO of the Bay Area Economic Forum, which merged with the Bay Area Council in January 2008 and as director of international trade for the State of California, where he developed trade strategy and directed international business programs to stimulate exports and introduce California companies to overseas markets.
Sean’s professional career includes extensive experience in the U.S. Government, including the U.S. Congress staff and the White House staff. Sean currently serves on the San Francisco Bay Conservation and Development Commission and on the State of California’s Public Infrastructure Advisory Commission.
Dr. Randolph holds a JD from the Georgetown University Law Center, a Ph.D. from the Fletcher School of Law and Diplomacy (Tufts and Harvard Universities), and a B.S.F.S. from Georgetown’s School of Foreign Service.
Mark Liedemann, Advisor
Mark Liedemann is the Acting President and CEO of Partnerships BC, leading the management team responsible for the planning, procurement, and implementation of large and complex infrastructure projects in BC and throughout Canada. Since joining Partnerships BC in 2008 Mark has held a number of positions and has led projects in the health, transportation, and energy sectors.
Prior to joining Partnerships BC, Mark was a vice president at PricewaterhouseCoopers in its Infrastructure, Government & Utilities practice where he was involved in a number of partnership projects in the health, transportation, and rapid transit sectors.
Mark holds a Bachelor of Science from the University of British Columbia and a Masters of Business Administration from the University of Victoria. Mark earned his designation as a Chartered Financial Analyst charter holder in 2003.
Scott Boardman, Secretary and Ex Officio Director
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