Billions in Federal Funding for Ports:
How to Position Yourself for Success
with Sarah Bagwell Rudy, PMP Planning & Policy Project Manager/Burns & McDonnell & Christopher Cannon, Director of Environmental Management, Port of Los Angeles
Thursday, March 24, 2022
11:45 AM - 12:00 PM • Zoom Networking Session
12:00 PM - 1:00 PM • Keynote
The first fifteen minutes of this webinar will be spent in networking session breakout rooms.
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Sarah Bagwell Rudy is a public affairs, planning, and communications expert bringing more than 17 years of experience in her field. Her specialized experience extends to policy analysis and strategy, stakeholder engagement, strategic planning, and communications, as well as project and program management with a Project Management Professional (PMP) certification. Sarah previously worked three legislative sessions in the Texas Senate where she oversaw numerous policy areas but specialized in transportation and served as Chief of Staff. Her nearly 10 years of experience working for the Texas Department of Transportation (TxDOT), provided an understanding of transportation funding and programs. While at TxDOT Sarah served on a federal discretionary funding opportunities team that lead project selection and application development for federal grant submissions. Sarah served as Planning & Strategy Director for the Maritime Division at TxDOT, leading research and planning studies; managing a portfolio of programs and projects; engaging in policy analysis and developing innovative funding opportunities for the maritime system in Texas, and establishing state and federal legislation.
Sarah has served on the AASHTO Council on Water Transportation, the Transportation Research Board (TRB) Inland Waterways Committee, and numerous working groups supporting freight and long-range transportation plans. Sarah started a government relations consulting firm and provided lobbying services before joining Burns & McDonnell. She has a Government and Spanish degree from the University of Texas at Austin and is a 2018 Leadership Texas graduate. She still calls Austin home, along with her husband and twin sons.
Christopher Cannon is the director of environmental management for the Port of Los Angeles, a position he has held since October 2010. In 2015, he was named chief sustainability officer of the Port.
In this role, Cannon is responsible for balancing commerce and growth with ecological sustainability and social responsibility at the nation’s busiest container port. The Environmental Management Division provides full environmental services related to water, soils and sediments, air and biological resources, and is responsible for preparation of environmental impact assessments mandated by state and federal law; special studies involving dredging, noise abatement, water quality and air quality; site restoration, remediation and contamination characterizations; wildlife management; and establishment of policies regarding environmental quality issues.
Cannon first worked at the Port of Los Angeles as a consultant, starting in 2004, where he worked with the Port Environmental Management Division’s Air Quality and California Environmental Quality Act (CEQA) groups, supporting the development of key air projects such as the Clean Air Action Plan as well as the Harbor Department’s efforts to complete critical environmental impact reports for Port-related projects. In 2008, he helped to develop and served as the Project Manager of the Port’s highly successful Clean Truck Program.
Cannon has 21 years of experience in the environmental services industry, working on a range of projects while employed by ENVIRON International Corporation and TRC Environmental Solutions.
Cannon also spent two years as a legislative assistant for environmental policy on the Washington, D.C. staff of U.S. Representative Martin Sabo of Minnesota.
Cannon received a bachelor’s degree in Government from Dartmouth College and a law degree from University of California at Berkeley’s Boalt Hall School of Law. He currently lives in Los Angeles.
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