Annual Conference

1st Ever Virtual Conference
October 22, 2020, Starting at 4PM

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Please register for the event HERE (registration is free).


  • Opening Remarks
  • Keynote Speaker ASCE President Kancheepuram “Guna” N. Gunalan, PhD, PE, D.GE, F.ASCE will be our keynote speaker on the topic “The Importance of Infrastructure within or Society and Economy”
  • Induction of Officers
  • Panel Discussion (Topic: Infrastructure Funding)
  • Presentation of Awards and Scholarship


Emily Feenstra


Emily Feenstra is the Managing Director of Government Relations and Infrastructure Initiatives at the American Society of Civil Engineers (ASCE). In that role she oversees ASCE’s Washington, DC office and leads public affairs and government relations for the Society, including the development of ASCE’s Infrastructure Report Card. Previously she served as Deputy Director of the US Water Alliance, where she 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 on their largest mega-project, the Alaskan Way Viaduct and Seawall Replacement Program. She holds a bachelor’s degree from Duke University and a Master of Public Administration from the University of Washington.

David Martin

David Martin is currently the president of the Arizona Chapter of the Associated General Contractors of America (AZAGC).  The AZAGC represents highway, heavy, federal, and utility contractors throughout the state.  Membership includes large and small construction companies/subcontractors as well as suppliers and service providers to the construction industry.

David has been involved at an executive level in numerous statewide, regional and local campaigns throughout Arizona.  All were business coalitions that spearheaded these campaigns to increase multi-modal funding or transportation.  Because of his passion for transportation he was recognized as one the Leaders of the Year in Public Policy by the Arizona Capitol Times.

In 2016 Governor Ducey appointed him to the Workforce Arizona Council where he currently serves as chairman of the Performance Excellence Committee.  He is chairman of the Transportation Business Partners, a statewide coalition of business interests advocating for a statewide transportation investment solution, a charter and board member of the Interstate 11 Coalition and is a board member for the Arizona Chamber of Commerce and Industry.

In 2015, David was appointed to the City of Phoenix’s Citizens Transportation Commission by Mayor Greg Stanton and re-appointed by Mayor Kate Gallego which oversees the expenditures of Proposition 104.

In the past, he was appointed to serve on the Governor’s Air Quality Strategies Task Force under Governor Symington and Governor Hull where he chaired the Particulate Matter Subcommittee.  He was appointed by Governor Napolitano to the Governor’s Council on Workforce Policy, the P-20 Council and Chairman of the Citizens Transportation Oversight Committee.  He served on the Maricopa Association of Governments Air Quality Technical Advisory Committee and Maricopa County’s Regional Transportation District Guidance Committee.

Prior to his employment at AZAGC he served as Deputy Director of the Arizona Rock Products Association as the chief lobbyist for the organization.  He also worked as a majority leadership policy advisor for the Arizona House of Representatives under Speaker Mark Killian and specialized in transportation and air quality.  David graduated from Arizona State University with a Bachelors of Science Degree in Political Science.

Jeff Hayes

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Jeff is passionate about public service and is entering his 35th year of work in rural America and spanning all facets of community development.

Initially serving with USDA Rural Development in Arizona, Colorado and California, and then as non-profit Executive Director in Coachella, CA.

Jeff is currently the Director of Community Programs for USDA Rural Development serving all of Arizona, connecting rural communities and service providers to funding and assistance for housing, infrastructure and economic development. Jeff truly enjoys the challenge of helping small communities connect and advance dreams to reality.

He blends his work background with his life-long hobby of construction, remodeling his personal properties which led to his California contractor’s license for affordable housing projects.

Jeff earned his master’s degree in Public Administration at California State University (San Bernardino) in 1997 and his baccalaureate in Agri-Business at Truman University in Kirksville, Missouri (1983).

Expanding on his public service Jeff served three terms as a California Governor’s appointee to the Colorado River Regional Water Quality Control Board and is a Gaming Commissioner for the Cabazon Band of Mission Indians. Jeff has also served on multiple community service boards, again focused on rural health and education.

Senator Marin Quezada

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Martín is a native of Phoenix and was born and spent his early childhood in Maryvale where he attended St. Vincent de Paul Elementary School. Martín is also a graduate of Peoria Centennial High School (1995), Glendale Community College (1998), Arizona State University West (2001) and the Sandra Day O’Connor College of Law at Arizona State University (2008).

After receiving his bachelor’s degree in Administration of Justice and Ethnic Studies from ASU West, Martín spent five years working as a Research Analyst/Policy Advisor to the Democrat Caucus in the Arizona State Senate (2001) and the Arizona State House of Representatives (2002-2005) before being accepted into law school at ASU. While in law school, he served as President of the ASU Chicano/Latino Law Students Association (2006-2007), and served in the Graduate & Professional Students Association representing the law school in ASU’s graduate student government. Martín was honored with the Congressman Ed Pastor Outstanding Graduate Student Award at the 2008 Hispanic Convocation. After receiving his Juris Doctorate degree, Martín served a judicial clerkship for Judge Patricia Orozco on the Arizona Court of Appeals (2008-2009).

Martín has been a community activist for several years and serves on numerous boards and commissions in the community including the ASU Los Diablos Latino Alumni Association, the Maryvale Village Planning Committee, the West Phoenix Revitalization Community Advisory Board and the Los Abogados Hispanic Bar Association Board of Directors. He was named as one of the Univision Radio/AZ Hispanic Chamber of Commerce Top 40 Hispanic Leaders Under Age 40 in 2009.

In November 2009, Martín opened the doors to the Law Office of Martín J. Quezada, PLLC where he practices in the areas of criminal defense and domestic relations. Martín has also practiced in the areas of civil litigation and election law. He continues to live in the west valley where he was elected to the Pendergast Elementary School District Governing Board in the 2010 General Election. He was appointed to the Arizona State House of Representatives in Legislative District #13 in March, 2012 to fill a vacant seat.

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