By Rich Juliano, senior vice president and managing director of the Contractors Division, ARTBA
DJ Gribbin, a long-time member of ARTBA’s Board of Directors, is working as a special assistant to President Donald J. Trump for infrastructure policy. From a base within the National Economic Council, he is playing a major role in translating President Trump’s $1 trillion infrastructure vision into reality. The White House announced the appointment Feb. 27, though Gribbin took on the position a few weeks earlier.
Gribbin brings many years of transportation-related experience in the public and private sectors, including stints as the general counsel at the U.S. Department of Transportation and chief counsel at the Federal Highway Administration under President George W. Bush, as well as executive positions at Koch Industries, Macquarie Holdings, and HDR, Inc.
Gribbin has been active in ARTBA for more than 15 years, most notably serving as president of the Public Private Partnerships (P3) Division in 2010-11. He was the first person ever to win ARTBA’s P3 Entrepreneur of the Year Award twice—for service in public and private sector positions. He has also been a frequent participant and presenter at ARTBA events, including the annual P3s in Transportation Conference.