February CBC Virtual Luncheon
Thu, February 18
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THE POSSIBLE FUTURE FOR THE BRENT SPENCE BRIDGE
An impasse over how to pay for a Brent Spence Bridge replacement has idled talk of the issue for years. But with the recent tanker crash and explosion that closed the Bridge for over a month has renewed the discussions.
One consistent voice over the years in the discussions about how to handle the Bridge is Mark Policinski,. Mark leads the organization that holds the purse strings for the millions of dollars ($40 million in the last calendar year) in surface transportation the federal government allocates to our region..
The Ohio-Kentucky-Indiana Regional Council of Governments (OKI) is a council of local governments, business organizations and community groups committed to developing collaborative strategies to improve the quality of life and the economic vitality of the region. Join us February as Mark discusses how this latest development on the bridge could change the narrative to make progress on the issue.
Mark will also reference a large portion of his discussion about how transportation technology will change our lives significantly over the next decade. Mark is a captivating presenter. Here is how he thinks driverless cars will change our world. “Commuting will be a pleasure and will shape where we live and work. Drones that deliver people and boxcars of freight, not just packages. Electric vehicles will dominate car sales by the end of this decade; what happens to everything from gas stations to oil companies? Car ownership will be a thing of the past; what happens to parking lots and parking garages? And, the important point is that all the technology needed to make this happen is, as much as, thirty years old. The tsunami has already started and it will take us into the future.” I hope you join us!
Mark Policinski is celebrating his 30th year as a CEO, the past 19 years with the Ohio-KentuckyIndiana Regional Council of Governments (OKI).
Prior to OKI, Mr. Policinski held senior-level positions in the private sector, including CEO of the Brown Publishing Company and vice president of The CoStar Group.
Before moving to Cincinnati, Mark worked in Washington, D.C., as a senior economist for The Joint Economic Committee on Capitol Hill and as the associate deputy secretary of the U.S. Department of Commerce under President Ronald Reagan.
He has served on many public and private sector boards. Mr. Policinski is active in Mater Filius Queen City, an organization providing support for new, at-risk mothers.
For the past 18 years, Mr. Policinski has been named as one of the 100 Most Powerful Leaders the Cincinnati region.
He has a Bachelor of Science in Education degree from Indiana University with concentrations in political science and economics and Master of Economics from Western Kentucky University.