As Senior Advisor, Andy Manahan brings to StrategyCorp over 30 years of experience in the development and construction sectors. As an association executive, he has deep industry knowledge and understanding of government, having impacted the legislative, regulatory and public policy agenda. Much of this influence was achieved through the commissioning of top notch research and an ability to translate complex topics to decision makers in understandable ways. Andy also led government relations for six years at a major construction union and was involved in projects ranging from Toronto’s waterfront revitalization to implementation of smart growth management concepts.
Over the years, Andy has been a frequent speaker and moderator at public events such as the Association of Municipalities of Ontario annual conference and similar forums. He is a sought-after media spokesperson on infrastructure delivery, finance and governance approaches. His participation on a panel on ‘Unions and P3s: The Rules of Engagement’ was a first for a labour representative at the Canadian Council on Public-Private Partnerships annual conference in 2004. Andy has transitioned to the virtual meeting world but can’t wait to return to face-to-face communications. One of his last presentations before a live audience was at the 2020 Canadian International Auto Show where he was interviewed on electric vehicle trends and gas tax funding.
He has also served on many volunteer committees such as the Transit Investment Strategy Advisory Panel to review Metrolinx proposals. He is currently on the advisory board of the University of Toronto Transportation Research Institute, a member of the environment ministry’s Excess Soil Engagement Group and on the Board of Experts of the AECO Innovation Lab. Andy is a member of the Board of Directors and a past president of the Association of Ontario Land Economists.
Mr. Manahan obtained his Master’s in Urban Geography from the University of Waterloo where his thesis dealt with location modelling for fire service delivery.
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