President U.S. Advisory, WSP
John D. Porcari is President of US Advisory Services for WSP (formerly WSP Parsons Brinckerhoff), a global professional services, planning, engineering and construction services firm. Services provided by WSP Advisory Services include P3 public advisory and investor advisory services, value capture analysis, project development, asset management, policy and research.
John previously served for 4 ½ years as Deputy Secretary of the United States Department of Transportation after being nominated by President Obama and unanimously confirmed by the US Senate. As Deputy Secretary, John served as the department’s Chief Operating Officer, with day-to-day responsibility for DOT’s 10 operating administrations, 55,000 employees worldwide and a $70 billion operating budget. Porcari served as a member of the President’s Management Council, which is responsible for implementing executive branch-wide policies for the US government.
Prior to his service as DOT Deputy Secretary, John twice served as Secretary of the Maryland Department of Transportation, overseeing the only state-level DOT that includes highway, transit, aviation, rail, port, bridge & tunnel authority and motor vehicle licensing modes. Porcari also served as CFO and COO of the University of Maryland. Previous service included appointments as Assistant Secretary for Economic Development Policy for the Maryland Department of Business and Economic Development and several economic development-related positions at the local government level.