Wednesday, October 21, 2015

Still Waters Run Deep: Tappan Zee Bridge Project

Please note the new location for this meeting (Shaker Ridge Country Club)

Presentation Overview:

Daunting to say the least, the Tappan Zee Bridge replacement project presented planners and engineers with unprecedented challenges and risks. Dan D'Angelo, certified Risk Management Professional will present a case study in how he navigated unchartered waters to raise the bridge while lowering risk. Mr. D'Angelo will provide a birds-eye view into how risk was managed from four different perspectives; design-builder, owner, consultant and oversight.

Four key take-aways will provide the bridge to understanding how aging yet vital infrastructure was replaced with a modern roadway over a massive, legendary waterway in the lower Hudson valley.

#1 Differentiating Procurement vs. Execution

#2 Recognizing different parties have different goals

#3 Alignment: challenging, but key to success

#4 Risk Management is constant - stuff happens

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Presenter:  Daniel D’Angelo, P.E., MBA, PMP, PMI-RMP, PfMP



Deputy Chief Engineer, New York State Department of Transportation


Tappan Zee Bridge replacement project.  Member of the project executive management team and designated NYSDOT project liaison as required by the Federal Highway Administration project specific Stewardship and Oversight Agreement.  Responsibilities include overseeing owner’s risk management activities.


Statewide coordinator for the Federal Highway Administration Every Day Counts (EDC) program - implementing 39 innovation initiatives.


On the national level, Chair of the National Academies of Science - Strategic Highway Research Program (SHRP 2), Renewal Technical Coordinating Committee - guiding 31 research projects and implementing the results.



  • Statewide Director for the Recovery Act (ARRA) delivered $1.5 billion in stimulus funds in six different transportation program areas
  • Statewide Director of the Office of Design
  • Statewide Director of Design Quality Assurance
  • Executive assistant to four Chief Engineers
  • Westside Highway Project (Route 9A, Manhattan) team member
  • Syracuse – Region 3 Design Group/CADD Manager


  • Teaches undergraduate courses on critical and creative thinking


BS, Civil Engineering (University at Buffalo)

MBA, Organizational Leadership (Norwich University)

Graduate Certificate, Teaching & Learning (CTL) (Norwich University)

Graduate Certificate, Public Performance Management (Rutgers University)

Construction Project Management & Finance (RedVector)



P.E. - Professional Engineer licensed in New York State

PMP – international certification as a Project Management Professional

PMI-RMP – international certification by the Project Management Institute as a Risk Management Professional

PfMP - international certification as a Portfolio Management Professional  

For details please contact: 

Carol Fitzgerald - VP, Programs , Tim Sorrentino - 2nd VP, Programs


Kimberly Thomas - Program Director for Chapter Meetings


Tossed Salad and Dessert with choice of

CHICKEN : Chicken Francais : Chicken sauteed in egg batter with a lemon white wine sauce

FISH : Baked Salmon: Pacific Salmon Baked and Drizzled with a balsamic glaze and finished with fried leeks

VEGGIE : Eggplant Parmesan : Lightly Breaded Eggplant pan-fried, layered with Mozzarella Cheese & Tomato Sauce baked to perfection


Please join us on Wednesday, October 21, 2015 at Shaker Ridge Country Club, 802 Albany Shaker Road, Loudonville, NY 12211.

Attitude adjustment will begin at 5:30pm with dinner at 6:00pm, followed by the program starting promptly at 7:00pm and adjourning by 8:00pm.

Pricing change for 2015-2016.  To ensure an accurate number of dinners, we have created an early bird discount for those paying in advance. $30.00 for Early Bird, PMI members;  $40.00 for Early Bird, nonmembers; and $20 for Early Bird students. To receive the early bird discount, please pay in advance. Those who do not register by noon on the Monday for the dinner and choose to pay at the door will not get the early bird discount and will be charged the $10 late fee - $50 for members, $60 for nonmembers, and $40 for students.

The early bird deadline for online registration is 12:00 noon on Monday before the dinner (cancellations after 12:00 noon on Monday will be charged the full meeting registration fee). Please note that registrations after the early bird deadline of 12:00 noon on Monday will be charged the full price as indicated above. Walk-ins on the day of the event are on a first come, first served basis with limited availability and will be charged the full price plus a $10 late fee.

People or Process: Which Has the Greater Effect on Project Success


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