Deputy Director of Planning, Division of Capital Asset Management (DCAM)
Elayne Campos oversees the Commonwealth’s planning and design for Higher Education, Public Safety, and other executive offices. The average annual investment in the state’s facilities is over $500 million and the projects range from strategic facility planning and campus master planning, repairs and renovations, to major new construction. Ms. Campos began her architectural career after ten years of professional work in the field of human service management. She received a Bachelor of Architecture from the Boston Architectural College and spent nearly thirteen years at firms specializing in health care, medical and assisted living work, in addition to facilities management. She is an Associate AIA member of the Boston Society of Architects and has presented at several Tradeline conferences, ABX workshops and Professional Women in Construction forums.
Executive Vice President of Administration, Finance, and Information Technology, Framingham State University
Dale Hamel currently serves as the Executive Vice President of Administration, Finance, and Information Technology at Framingham State University (Framingham, MA). Dale has spent over twenty-five years in senior policy and finance positions at a number of Massachusetts higher education institutions and as chief financial officer for the Massachusetts Board of Higher Education.
Dale has undergraduate degrees in business administration (B.A.) and computer information systems (B.S.), master’s degrees in Business Administration (MBA) and Higher Education Policy Planning and Administration (Ed.M.), and a doctorate in Higher Education Administration (Ph.D.) with a research focus on the effects of economic cycles on the financing of public higher education.
Undersecretary, Massachusetts Executive Office of Administration and Finance
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Michael K. Owu
Managing Director, Real Estate, Massachusetts Institute of Technology Investment Management Company (MITIMCo)
Michael Owu is the Managing Director of Real Estate at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology Investment Management Company (MITIMCo). He works closely with the Senior Vice President and other directors in all phases of the real estate investment process. As head of the development group, he oversees the planning, permitting, design, and construction of the Institute’s direct commercial real estate investments in Cambridge, MA. His responsibilities also include coordinating and aligning land management and community relations strategies with Institute leadership. Prior to joining MIT’s investment team in 2000, Michael worked in MIT’s Planning Office for 14 years where he was involved in a wide range of on campus planning issues, including housing development, transportation planning, accessibility, classroom design, land use planning, and zoning. Michael has been a SCUP member since 1989.
Secretary and Chief Executive Officer, Massachusetts Department of Transportation
The Massachusetts Department of Transportation is an integrated, multi-modal transportation agency composed of Highway, Rail and Transit, and Aeronautics Divisions, as well as a Registry of Motor Vehicles. The Department of Transportation is led by Secretary and CEO Stephanie Pollack, who also sits on the Board of the Massachusetts Port Authority. Pollack has been Secretary of Transportation and CEO of MassDOT since 2015.
As Secretary, Pollack has led efforts to establish project selection criteria and set investment priorities for a $13 billion, five-year capital plan that focuses on improving reliability for the traveling public by modernizing Massachusetts’ transportation assets. She has focused MassDOT on better serving its customers, with initiatives such as All-Electronic Tolling and reducing wait-times at Registry of Motor Vehicles. Since July 2015, the leadership of the Massachusetts Bay Transit Authority (MBTA) has also reported to Secretary Pollack, giving her a critical role in steering the ongoing turnaround of greater Boston’s transit system.
Before being named Secretary, Pollack worked on transportation policy, finance, and equity as Associate Director for Research at the Kitty and Michael Dukakis Center for Urban and Regional Policy at Northeastern University, where she has also served as an adjunct professor. Her academic work followed a distinguished legal career at the Conservation Law Foundation in Boston. Pollack also spent over a decade providing strategic guidance as a consultant on transportation, equity, and environmental issues to the public, private, and non-profit sectors, both nationally and locally.
Pollack received both a Bachelor of Science in Mechanical Engineering and a Bachelor of Science in Public Policy from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, and a Juris Doctorate from Harvard Law School.
Undersecretary and Chief Operating Officer, Massachusetts Executive Office of Education
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Marva Ruot Swan, Massachusetts Division of Capital Asset Management
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