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Former FTA Administrator Joins InfraStrategies


Carolyn Flowers becomes a Principal in the Infrastructure Advisory Firm InfraStrategies

InfraStrategies LLC | February 18, 2019

Los Angeles, CA and Washington, DC

InfraStrategies LLC is pleased to announce that Carolyn Flowers, former Acting Administrator of the Federal Transit Administration under President Obama, has become a partner and managing principal of the firm, joining current principals Jeff Boothe, Sharon Greene, Jeff Morales and Mike Schneider. InfraStrategies is focused on developing creative and credible solutions for infrastructure programs and projects, with special emphasis on project funding and financing and a focus on realistic and sustainable pathways to success for transportation and infrastructure development.


Flowers joins the InfraStrategies team following an exceptionally accomplished career and will be based in the firm’s Southern California office. Flowers began her professional journey as a financial specialist in the technology sector after earning an MBA at the University of California. She then moved to the public sector, spending almost 20 years with Los Angeles Metro and serving as Executive Officer of Administration and completing her tenure as Metro’s Chief Operating Officer.  Flowers was appointed Public Transit Director and CEO for the Charlotte Area Transit System before accepting the appointment by President Obama to serve as Acting FTA Administrator.  Since leaving government service, Flowers has been in the engineering and consulting space with private industry, providing advisory services to variety of governmental and private sector clients.


Flowers said, “I look forward to continuing my work serving clients and projects and mentoring young professionals in the field together with my colleagues and respected industry leaders who comprise InfraStrategies. The creativity and professionalism represented by the firm provides a unique and flexible base to deliver strategic advisory services to public authorities and private organizations seeking to improve infrastructure facilities and services.”


InfraStrategies Managing Principal Mike Schneider added, “My colleagues and I are pleased to welcome a person with Carolyn’s stature, professional achievements and experience in the industry as a partner in the firm. She will add immeasurably to InfraStrategies’ capabilities and thought leadership in the transportation and infrastructure space and will undoubtedly leverage the knowledge and expertise our team brings to a broader base throughout the country and abroad.”


InfraStrategies was founded in 2018 with a clear mission to link project development and construction with project financing and funding, for both capital programs and long-term operations and maintenance. Public authorities and private developers alike are seeking complete and comprehensive solutions to developing and reimagining infrastructure, encompassing transportation, water, energy and public facilities.  InfraStrategies was formed to address this need in an objective, realistic, and independent manner, and to support informed decisions and manage transport and infrastructure endeavors based on fiscal prudence, resiliency, environmental justice, and the advancement of inspired solutions.


The firm has offices in Los Angeles, Sacramento, Washington DC and Atlanta. Clients include transit authorities, states and municipalities, DOTs, regional agencies, international governmental entities, and private companies and entrepreneurs in the transportation technology space. 


For further information, contact Wendy Mendez, InfraStrategies’ Engagement Manager, at, or at 714.552.1321.

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