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Peter J. 'Jack' Basso Joins Reconnecting America Board

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Reconnecting America President and CEO John Robert Smith today announced the appointment of Peter J. "Jack" Basso to the organization's Board of Directors.

Basso, a nationally recognized expert on transportation finance and investment, has more than 45 years of experience providing advice and analysis to federal, state, and local governments.

"We are extremely pleased to have Jack join our board," Smith said. "His financial expertise in the structure of public-private partnerships and other creative investment methods used to finance transportation projects will be a valuable addition to our board."

Basso is the former Chief Operating Officer and Business Development Director for the American Association of State Highway and Transportation Officials (AASHTO). Prior to joining AASHTO, he served as assistant secretary for Budget and Programs and as chief financial officer of the U.S. Department of Transportation. Basso also served in the Office of Management and Budget, the National Endowment for the Arts, and the Federal Highway Administration.

Basso earned a Bachelor's of Science degree in Business Administration from the University of Maryland, at College Park, and continued graduate studies in General Administration at the university. He is the recipient of many awards including, the Presidential Rank Award of Meritorious Executive, and is a fellow of the National Academy of Public Administration.