Ex-DOT boss joins P3 firm

George Campbell has signed on with The Louis Berger Group.

A New Jersey architecture and engineering firm has hired a former top transportation official in the New England region of the US to head its public-private partnership (PPP; P3) effort.

Morristown, New Jersey-headquartered The Louis Berger Group named George Campbell a vice president in its transportation engineering unit, the firm announced.

Campbell has headed both the Maine Department of Transportation (MaineDOT) and New Hampshire Department of Transportation (NHDOT).

Louis Berger, which in April bid on the ‘I-4 Ultimate Project’ P3 in Florida, said Campbell will also assist in its traditional design-build business.

Campbell is joining Louis Berger from Lexden Capital, where he led its P3 business as senior managing director. He was commissioner of NHDOT from 2008 to 2011 and from 1980 to 1984 was commissioner of MaineDOT.

In addition to his experience in the private sector as a consultant, Campbell was also mayor of Portland, Maine.

Louis Berger in September 2012 was lead engineer in a consortium shortlisted for the US Route 460 P3 in Virginia and in April 2012 as a consortium member bid on the ‘East End Crossing’ P3 for the ‘Ohio River Bridges Project’.