Project executive responsible for leading the Stantec/Jacobs Design Team as part of a Design-Build (D-B) team to plan, design, build, and operate a high speed rail system (System). Led the Statement of Qualifications (Phase 1) with the construction joint venture team of Dragados USA – Samsung – Pulice – CC Myers and secured a position on the short list with the California High Speed Rail Authority (CAHSRA) for the initial $2 billion construction segment in Fresno. The D-B process is currently in Phase 2 of the RFP process. The ultimate 800-mile HSR System will be coordinated with the State’s existing transportation network, particularly intercity rail and bus lines, commuter rail lines, urban rail transit lines, highways, and airports. With the addition of the System, the State of California will have a comprehensive transportation network; connecting major cities, employment centers, activity centers, entertainment centers; and other important locations throughout the State. Made sure his team was taking special care to provide an interoperable, flexible, and innovative design easily adaptable for future enhancements. The team’s comprehensive approach weaved sustainability into the design, construction, operation, and maintenance of the System—developing strategies that promote recycled materials, mitigate environmental and community impacts, reduce carbon footprint, and other innovations without compromising technical specifications.