US advisory Corvias Solutions has named Jason Washington and John Campagna as vice presidents of project development.
The move is part of Corvias' aim to expand its focus on helping municipalities understand the benefits of community-based public-private partnerships (PPP; P3) to infrastructure and storm water challenges in the Chesapeake Bay region, according to an announcement release.
“With the significantly increased interest in [P3s] for the water and energy infrastructure sectors, having two new members in our partnership development team will enable Corvias to expand its discussions with municipalities across the country,” said Greg Cannito, managing director of Corvias Solutions.
“Jason and John will listen to understand the complex challenges faced by local governments and provide insight into the benefits of a proven long-term, sustainable and cost-effective solution using an integrated program approach with additional opportunities for economic development.”
Prior to joining Corvias, Washington served as senior vice president of Community First Enterprise, where he encouraged the collaboration between investors and local enterprises and the creation of wealth-building opportunities to underserved communities.
Before that, he completed a one-year appointment as White House Fellow, serving as a special assistant to US Department of Housing and Urban Development secretary Shaun Donovan, where he worked as part of the Hurricane Sandy Rebuilding Task Force. He has also previously served as senior policy advisor to the Mayor of Baltimore, and as chair of the Mayor's School Construction Task Force.
Campagna has more than 30 years of experience addressing social, environmental and economic needs of public partners, and most recently served as a managing partner for Restore Capital, a company he founded to create private investment strategies for restoring the environment while strengthening local communities. At Restore, Campagna focused on helping municipalities utilise P3 strategies to meet Total Maximum Daily Load (TMDL) requirements, upgrade water infrastructure and install mitigation practices around the Chesapeake Bay.
Corvias Solutions, a wholly-owned subsidiary of East Greenwich, Rhode Island-based Corvias Group, focuses on helping public sector clients solve infrastructure challenges while also meeting regulatory requirements.