of the nation’s infrastructure. In 2000, U.S. Senate Majority Leader appointed Connery to the Amtrak Reform Council, a financial oversight board. She has served on various National Academies’ technical boards, the Executive Committee of the Institute for Civil Infrastructure Systems at New York University, and the Advisory Board of the Taubman Center for State and Local Government at Harvard Kennedy School. She has published, lectured and consulted widely throughout the world and is currently researching “next generation” infrastructure design. She holds a B.A. in political science from Pacific Lutheran University in Tacoma, Washington, and M.P.A. from John F. Kennedy School of Government, Harvard University.
Gary English is Deputy Chief of the Seattle Fire Department and Assistant Fire Marshal for the City of Seattle, Washington. He serves as the department’s command staff assigned to ensure code and standard compliance with minimum fire and life safety requirements of major projects including the Sound Transit Light Rail Link combined bus/rail tunnel complex and associated stations, and Alaska Way Viaduct replacement, a stacked road tunnel to be completed by 2015. These projects include the installation of a multitude of fire and life safety systems such as point extraction ventilation, sprinkler systems, fire alarms, mass notification systems, emergency exiting, and intelligent traffic systems. In addition to such projects, Chief English is heavily involved with standard building fire and life safety systems with specialization in high-rise structures, smoke management, fire alarm, and elevator use. Chief English is a member of the International Fire Fighters Association, has served on National Fire Protection Association technical committees for road tunnels (NFPA 502), passenger rail tunnels (NFPA 130), and standpipe systems (NFPA 14), has received special training in national incident management systems at the command staff level, and has presented internationally on Underground Command and Safety.
Conrad W. Felice is the Technical Director of Tunnel Service and Vice President at HNTB Corporation and an Adjunct Professor at the University of Florida in the Department of Civil and Coastal Engineering. He has held CEO/President and Vice President level positions in multinational corporations and served in the Air Force for 27 years, retiring the rank of Lieutenant Colonel. He is a registered Professional Engineer in twelve US states, Puerto Rico and two provinces in Canada. Dr. Felice’s underground and tunneling experience includes the program management of the Department of Defense underground technology development program and the technical direction for laboratory testing and analysis in support of the U.S. underground nuclear testing program at the Nevada Test Site. Commercial projects have included the physical vulnerability of underground systems to explosive and fire loads, the stability of historic road and rail tunnels, geotechnical analysis and support requirements for transit and water conveyance tunnels, seismic analysis and upgrade of underground systems, and the design and construction of large diameter pipelines underground in urban and mountainous