Grow America’s Infrastructure Now (GAIN) is a broad coalition of businesses, trade associations, and labor groups that share an interest in creating jobs, protecting U.S. energy security, and strengthening our nation’s economy through infrastructure and energy development. Fortifying our national infrastructure and boosting the development of energy opportunities of all kinds – from pipelines and solar to offshore wind – is vital to our nation’s future.
Investing in our nation’s infrastructure creates long- and short-term benefits for American communities and keeps our economy competitive in an increasingly global marketplace.
Energy infrastructure also provides good-paying jobs, an additional tax base to local schools and municipal services, increased safety for moving goods and people across the country, and added revenues for small businesses throughout the supply chain.
Infrastructure investments and commitments from political leadership can make these goals a reality. It is time to Grow America’s Infrastructure Now.
Craig Stevens – GAIN Spokesman
Craig Stevens served in the Bush Administration for seven years, beginning in the Department of Health and Human Services under Secretary Tommy G. Thompson. After HHS, Craig moved to the Department of Energy where he served as the department’s chief spokesman under Secretary Sam Bodman. Craig has also worked on the presidential campaigns of Governor George W. Bush (2000) and former Governor Mitt Romney (2008).
Albert Wynn – GAIN Strategic Advisor
Albert R. Wynn is a former member of the U.S. House of Representatives, representing Maryland’s 4th Congressional District. While in the House, he served on the House Energy and Commerce Committee, most recently as Chairman of its Subcommittee on Environment and Hazardous Materials, and as a member of the Subcommittee on Energy and Air Quality. He was appointed a Senior Democratic Whip and served as Chairman of the Congressional Black Caucus Political Action Committee (PAC). Prior to being elected to Congress in 1992, Albert was a Maryland State Senator and a Maryland State Delegate.
James “Spider” Marks – GAIN Strategic Advisor
Major General James A. “Spider” Marks (retired) is the Founder and President of The Marks Collaborative, an advisory for corporate leader development, education and training. He served over 30 years in the Army holding every command position from infantry platoon leader to commanding general and was the senior intelligence officer in the LA Riots, the Balkans, Korea, and Operation Iraqi Freedom. He culminated his career as the Commanding General of the US Army Intelligence Center and School at Fort Huachuca, Arizona.
Tom Magness – GAIN Strategic Advisor
Colonel Tom Magness (retired) has led military organizations from Platoon to Brigade. As a commander (CEO) with the US Army Corps of Engineers, he has completed numerous projects as part of multi-billion dollar construction programs ranging from locks and dams, to the border fence in Southern California and Southern Arizona, to large infrastructure projects in Afghanistan. Following retirement, Tom started his own company, teaching high-impact leadership strategies across the country.
Patrice Douglas – GAIN Strategic Advisor
Patrice Douglas is an attorney and former chairman of the Oklahoma Corporation Commission. Patrice counsels banks, energy companies and utilities on legal, regulatory and compliance matters. She also serves on the board of directors for Midstates Petroleum, chairing the nominating and governance committee. In her prior role as chairman of the Oklahoma Corporation Commission, she oversaw regulations concerning the oil and gas industry, the public utility industry, telecommunications, pipeline safety, and trucking.
Guy F. Caruso – GAIN Strategic Advisor
Guy F. Caruso is a senior adviser in the Energy Security and Climate Change Program at the Center for Strategic and International Studies. Prior to joining CSIS, he served as administrator of the U.S. Energy Information Administration (EIA) from July 2002 to September 2008. Before leading EIA, Caruso had acquired over 40 years of energy experience, with particular emphasis on topics relating to energy markets, policy, and security. He first joined DOE as a senior energy economist in the Office of International Affairs and soon became director of the Office of Market Analysis. He has also held a variety of other senior leadership positions at DOE.
Brigham Mccown – GAIN Strategic Advisor
Brigham McCown is a Senior Fellow and Director of Hudson Institute’s Initiative on American Energy Security and is an Adjunct Professor at Miami University. He previously served under Democratic and Republican Cabinet secretaries as a federal energy and transportation safety regulator, where he oversaw the safety of transportation of energy throughout the nation. McCown is also a retired naval aviator, serves on multiple boards and advisory committees and an entrepreneur. McCown has several decades of experience in energy, national security, regulation, and environmental policy.