John Crew is the founder and President of Public Werks, Inc. and is the majority owner and Chairman of the Board of Directors of Texas Turnpike Corp. Since the founding of Texas Turnpike Corp. in 1991, Mr. Crew has maintained its corporate existence in order to offer a unique development tool in the transportation sector. He is also a limited partner of Republic Holdings Texas, L.P. and a member of its investment committee. Over the past ten years, Mr. Crew has been fine-tuning his infrastructure development strategy and cultivating relationships crucial to success. He began his investment banking career in 1979 in the Public Finance division of First Southwest Company in Dallas, TX. In 1983, he joined the Public Finance division of Dillon, Read & Co. Inc., one of the nation’s leading investment banking firms. He was named Managing Director and a member of the Board of Directors in 1991, and held those positions until 1997, the year when the company was sold. Mr. Crew has more than 30 years of experience in investment banking and has originated and managed numerous large infrastructure financings and public-private partnerships. Mr. Crew, having attended the University of Texas at Austin and Lamar University, has an undergraduate degree in Animal Science and graduate degree in Agricultural Economics from Texas A&M University.
Alan D. Friedman is owner of Trisept, Inc. and a shareholder and Vice Chairman of the Board of Directors of Texas Turnpike Corp. Mr. Friedman has more than 30 years of development and investment experience as a principal and operating partner. He has developed, financed, marketed, managed and acquired over $3 billion of commercial, mixed-use and lifestyle properties. Trisept, founded in 1990, provides acquisition and development services for commercial properties to a wide variety of clients. Since 2001, Trisept has focused primarily on investments in the lifestyle sector. From 1980 to 1990, Mr. Friedman was an operating partner at Lincoln Property, where he had direct responsibility for developing, financing, marketing and managing more than three million square feet of projects in the North Central Texas region. Mr. Friedman holds a BA in Finance from the University of Texas at Austin. He has served as a Board Member and Foundation Trustee of the Salesmanship Club of Dallas; Board Member of the North Texas National Association of Industrial and Office Parks; Urban Land Institute member; Trustee for the Incarnation Foundation; Trustee for Texas Christian University; Trustee for the Mary Potishman Lard Trust; and Trustee for Southwestern Medical Foundation.