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Jamey Barbas

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Recommended by: Gov. Cuomo
Date appointed: June 10, 2020
Term expires: January 1, 2023
Committee assignments: Audit (Chair), NYCT/MTA Bus, Bridges & Tunnels, Finance, Capital Program Oversight

Jamey Barbas, PE, is the project director charged with replacing the Tappan Zee Bridge in New York with the Governor Mario M. Cuomo Bridge – one of the largest bridge projects in the U.S., on behalf of the New York State Thruway Authority.

A transformative senior executive with a career in bridge, tunnel, and rail design and construction, she has held senior leadership positions in several international consulting firms.

Her corporate experience includes the start-up and development of infrastructure businesses for engineering firms, as well as the leadership of the strategic, operational, and technical aspects for the delivery of major transportation projects. A registered professional engineer with 35 years of experience, Barbas has expertise on complex structures and innovative program delivery.

Barbas’ experience includes a number of award-winning domestic and international mega projects. She has led the inspection, design and construction support services for the reconstruction of the Williamsburg Bridge in NYC, one of the largest bridge reconstruction projects ever undertaken in the U.S. She also led the design of the major bridges of the AutoRoute 30 project in Montreal, Canada, one of the largest public-private partnership projects in North America.
 
Barbas is a native New Yorker, graduate of Barnard College and the Columbia University School of Engineering and Applied Sciences. She is the recipient of the John B. Jervis Award from the American Society of Civil Engineers.

She was a member of the board of directors and currently serves as advisor for Bridges to Prosperity, a nonprofit organization that provides footbridges in rural African and South American communities to increase access to schools, health care, and markets.