In today’s episode of Women and Manufacturing, Frances Brunelle speaks with Emily Feenstra, the Managing Director of Government Relations and Infrastructure Initiatives at the American Society of Civil Engineers (ASCE). Emily leads the division responsible for government affairs, media relations, and infrastructure policy for the society, including ASCE’s Infrastructure Report Card, which we learn more about in today’s episode. She also serves on the board of advisors for the Eno Center for Transportation and the Innovative Infrastructure Initiative. In today’s episode, Emily elaborates on why we should be investing in infrastructure for the future and some of the negative implications for America’s economic growth if we continue with the status quo as it is. We touch on Emily’s role as a storyteller, the recent Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act, and how manufacturers can benefit from it, plus so much more! Tune in today.
#181 Investing in Infrastructure for the Future with Emily Feenstra
Frances Brunelle is the founder of Accelerated Manufacturing Brokers, Inc., which specializes in the sale of lower middle-market manufacturing companies nationally. Fran and her team help to ensure the continuity of U.S. Manufacturing by transitioning ownership to the next generation of entrepreneurs. Fran writes on topics that help manufacturing business owners prepare their companies for sale and navigate the sale process to ensure a positive financial result in support of their retirement. Her articles can be found here. Recently Fran was named to 2020 Most Influential Women in Mid-Market M&A by Mergers & Acquisitions.
To learn more about Fran and her company, click here: About Accelerated Manufacturing Brokers, Inc.
Emily Feenstra is the Managing Director of Government Relations and Infrastructure Initiatives at the American Society of Civil Engineers (ASCE). In that role she leads the division responsible for government affairs, media relations and infrastructure policy for the Society, including ASCE’s Infrastructure Report Card and the Failure to Act economic study series. Previously she served as Deputy Director of the US Water Alliance, where she managed the Washington, DC office and oversaw a diverse portfolio of projects and led partnerships to advance one water management in America. Emily has also held senior positions at the Intelligent Transportation Society of America and as a consultant for the Washington State Department of Transportation. She serves on the Board of Advisors for the Eno Center for Transportation and the Innovative Infrastructure Initiative, and holds a bachelor’s degree from Duke University and a Master of Public Administration from the University of Washington.