Douglas Koelemay was appointed Director of the Virginia Office of Public Private Partnerships (VAP3) in January 2014 after four decades of experience in business, government and community relations. The VAP3 Director reports to and through Virginia’s Secretary of Transportation.
In 1993 Koelemay authored “Financing the Future: Report of the Commission to Promote Investment in America’s Infrastructure,” a charge of the 1991 federal ISTEA legislation. Commission recommendations sparked adoption of TIFIA, private activity bonds and other alternate financing tools.
He also has served as the Northern Virginia Representative on the Commonwealth Transportation Board from 2006 to 2012 and as a member of the Fairfax County Tysons Corner Task Force from 2005 to 2010.
Koelemay came to VAP3 from SAIC, where he directed community relations, state government relations and corporate philanthropy. He previously advised dozens of Virginia technology companies on policy development and change management, including service as vice president for public affairs at the Northern Virginia Technology Council.
Other experiences include work as a television journalist in his native Louisiana; as a Foreign Service Officer in the U.S. Department of State, Malawi, Barbados and Geneva; and as a legislative assistant to former Congressman Robert Mollohan (D-WV) and Sen. Frank Lautenberg (D-NJ).
Koelemay currently serves as the vice chairman of the board of Northern Virginia Family Service and as a member of the George Mason University Center for Transportation Public-Private Partnerships Advisory Board.