Speaking Engagements & Events

2021 Ohio Transportation Engineering Conference

October 26 - 27, 2021

Join our October 27th panel discussion at the Greater Columbus Convention Center


Join this discussion about how innovation, P3s, and collaboration helped save Columbus' MLS team while transforming a once-vacant property

At this year's Ohio Transportation Engineering Conference (OTEC) – one of the nation’s largest transportation conferences – our team of experts will lead – and share insight on – a panel discussion that unites engineers, economists, and environmental specialists in sharing the story of how innovative financing, public-private partnership, and fast-paced design collaboration transformed a long-vacant parcel in Columbus’ Arena District into Lower.com Field, the new Columbus Crew stadium, and Astor Park – a resilient mixed-use district featuring a city-owned parking garage, a riverfront park, commercial and retail space, as well as a mix of apartments which includes affordable housing options.

Session Title: Saving the Crew

Tony Slanec; Principal – OHM Advisors

Aaron Call; Director of Engineering Ohio – OHM Advisors
Steve Schmidt; Project Manager, Division of Design and Construction – City of Columbus
Mike Stevens; Economic Development Director – City of Columbus
James Pajk; Assistant City Engineer, Department of Public Service – City of Columbus
Philip Dangerfield; Vice President of Operations – Haslam Sports Group

Date, Time, and Location: Wednesday, October 27, 10:00 - 11:30am, B233-235, session 61