Episode 12 of The Connection podcast: Season 1 Finale

June 12, 2024

In this season finale, hosts Marshall Macomber and Mary Scott Nabers reflect on the highlights of Season 1. They discuss major themes, including disruption, decision-makers and key issues in government funding, emphasizing the crucial role of public-private partnerships in addressing infrastructure challenges.

They touch on significant events like the Key Bridge collapse in Baltimore and innovations such as Vertiports and broadband expansion. Looking forward to Season 2, they’ll explore housing, water infrastructure, sustainability and AI, and they invite listeners to share their ideas for future episodes.

Click here to listen to previous episodes of The Connection.

Meet the expert co-hosts:

Marshall Macomber is a visionary executive with a unique blend of business development, political strategy, communications, and public sector experience. He is currently the founder and president of ThinkP3, a DC-based infrastructure advisory practice. Prior to ThinkP3, Macomber served as Chief of Staff to a senior Member of Congress. He earned his MBA from Georgetown University in Washington, DC, and an undergraduate degree in Journalism from the University of Georgia. He is a member of the ESG & Infrastructure Steering Group at George Washington University’s Institute for Corporate Responsibility; a member of the Board of Visitors of the Build America Center at the University of Maryland; and a friend of several Transportation Research Board working committees. Macomber is a frequent speaker, panelist, and moderator at industry conferences and events.

Mary Scott Nabers is President/CEO of Strategic Partnerships, Inc. (SPI). A recognized expert regarding P3s, she is the author of Collaboration Nation – How Public-Private Ventures Are Revolutionizing the Business of Government & Inside the Infrastructure Revolution – A Roadmap for Rebuilding America. Her articles have been published by media outlets, including Forbes, CNBC, The Hill, & POLITICO.  Mary was the President and General Manager of two media firms. In government, she served as the Commissioner representing Business at the Texas Employment Commission where she was a high-profile, proactive business advocate who founded The Texas Business Council. Then, Commissioner Nabers moved to the Texas Railroad Commission, the state’s regulatory agency for the oil and gas industry, which at the time regulated approximately $65 billion of the state’s economy annually. 

Gracie Warhurst

Gracie Warhurst has joined Strategic Partnerships, Inc. as a writer and digital content creator for the new Government Market News portal. With a rich background in journalism from the University of Texas at Austin, Warhurst has experience as editor-in-chief of a literary magazine, assistant web editor, and project manager for an AI journalism project. She also contributed as a reporter during the development of SPI's news portal. Warhurst graduated summa cum laude in December 2023 with a Bachelor's in Journalism and a certificate in creative writing, making her a valuable asset to the SPI team.

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