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Billy Hwang

Title: Principal Consultant, WSP
NACTO Title: Speaker, Designing Cities Conference
Billy Hwang

Billy Hwang is a Principal Consultant with the Advisory Services group of WSP based in Los Angeles, California. In this capacity, he provides a variety of services, including technical grant writing for state and federal programs, financial and strategic planning, organizational and business process analysis of project and service delivery, and management support for large-scale urban economic development projects. Billy joined WSP in 2016 and has led a study of whether the City of Atlanta should establish a standalone DOT, INFRA / FASTLANE, ATCMTD and TIGER grant writing, and program management for the Port Covington redevelopment project.

Prior to joining WSP, Billy held executive-level, as well as policy analyst and project manager positions in local and state transportation agencies and for a real estate developer. He most recently served as Chief of Staff of the District of Columbia Department of Transportation (DDOT). Prior to that, he served as Deputy Assistant Secretary for Transportation Policy and Freight for the Maryland Department of Transportation (MDOT), Deputy Director for the Baltimore City Department of Transportation, Special Assistant to the Administrator for the Maryland State Highway Administration, and Senior Policy Analyst and Project Manager for MDOT. He was also an AmeriCorps VISTA member in Oklahoma and a Peace Corps volunteer in Ghana, West Africa.

Billy brings to WSP skills as a licensed attorney, having been licensed in the State of Maryland and US District Court for the District of Maryland. He holds a J.D. from the University of Baltimore School of Law, a Masters degree in Public Policy from the University of Maryland, Baltimore County, and a B.A. in Literature / Writing from the University of California, San Diego.