MCHACC member participates in White House “Jobs of the Future” discussion

On June 27, 2012 Robert Medina, former chair and current member of the Morris County Hispanic-American Chamber of Commerce (MCHACC) and Vice President of T.Y. Lin International, visited the White House for an interactive discussion on how more “Jobs of the Future” can be created in infrastructure development and the transportation industry. participants convened by the American Society of Civil Engineers (ASCE), included Latino small business leaders, state and local government transit agency leaders, representatives from ASCE and The American Road and Transportation Builders Association (ARTBA). Briefings were given by representatives from the Department of Transportation and other agencies on relevant government policies and upcoming infrastructure projects, and participants had the opportunity to share their thoughts and experiences with senior Administration officials.

Medina has worked on major engineering projects throughout the Mid-Atlantic Regions and Puerto Rico on a wide range of projects including highway and mass transit design, land development, education facility construction, flood control and environmental protections. He is active in the engineering community and is an advocate for disadvantaged, small, minority and women-owned businesses. Medina has been active in the American Council of Engineering Companies (ACEC), chairing the New Jersey branch’s Small Firms Committee from 2005 to 2007 and serving as ACEC-NY Metropolitan Region Board Member from 2006 to 2009; he is also a member of the PRIMER Network.