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WAYNE DEFEBAUGH

President/CEO

Founder of Blacklands Railroad, Black Gold Terminals, and Blacklands Locomotive Services. Wayne is a third generation railroader and entrepreneur with over 22 years of experience in the rail industry in all facets of operations and management including short line railroad operations, transloading, rail car storage, rail car repair, and locomotive repair.

CONNOR DEFEBAUGH

General Manager

General Manager of Blacklands Railroad, Black Gold Terminals, and Blacklands Locomotive Services. Fourth generation railroader with over 8+ years of experience in both Class I and short line railroad operation and management. Connor has extensive experience in short line railroad operations, transloading, rail car storage, rail car repair, and locomotive repair.

JOHN CREW

Board Member

Founder and President of Public Werks, Inc. and Chairman of Texas Turnpike Corp. Board. John has over 40 years of experience across public finance, investment banking, and project development. John's background includes senior management of First Southwest Company and Dillon, Read & Co.

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ALAN FRIEDMAN

Board Member

President of Trisept, Inc. Alan has a broad background in acquisitions, development, finance, management, and marketing of commercial and lifestyle properties across the U.S. He develops and capitalizes his own projects and also invests with strategic operating partners.

SCOTT YOUNG

Board Member

Director and General Counsel of Public Werks. Scott is a licensed attorney and professional engineer with over 35 years of infrastructure development experience  including roadways, facilities, and utilities. Scott's experience includes senior management experience at TXDOT, NTTA, City of Frisco, and consulting firms.

PIYUSH MISHRA

Board Member

24 years of M&A experience focused on infrastructure investment banking across Europe, Asia, and USA. Piyush is the former managing director at KPMG, Corporate Finance. He has led transactions across port, rail, highway, and mining sectors and has closed transactions amounting to more than $10 billion globally.