Tuesday, March 3, 2009

Ritz Carlton
1150 22nd Street, NW - Washington, DC

Seminar: 3:00 - 6:00 p.m.

Reception: 6:00 - 7:00 p.m.

There is no charge, but we request that you pre-register for the seminar.

Free of charge

Hosted by the Japan International Transport Institute

Japan International Tranport Institute

1819 L STREET, N.W. SUITE 1000
PHONE:+1- 202-833-9763
FAX: +1-202-833-9769

Activities of our institute are made possible through the generous assistance of the Nippon Foundation.


Dana Levenson

Mr. Dana Levenson joined The Royal Bank of Scotland (RBS) in April 2007 as Managing Director in charge of the firm's North American infrastructure banking business. In this capacity, he leads the effort either advising potential sellers of infrastructure assets or advising and arranging the financing for buyers. Prior to joining RBS, he was the City of Chicago's Chief Financial Officer where he oversaw the City Comptroller's Office and the departments of Budget and Management, Procurement Services and Revenue. In particular, he was responsible for the long-term lease concession sales of both the Chicago Skyway for $1.83 billion in 2005 and the Chicago Downtown Parking System in 2006 for $563 million. He also led the effort to raise the City's bond ratings to their highest levels since 1978.

Before joining the City of Chicago in September 2004, Mr. Levenson was a Managing Director with Bank One and Bank of America. He also spent more than 11 years at Kidder, Peabody running its Fixed-Income Syndicate Desk and began his career at Chemical Bank in New York.

Mr. Levenson received his M.B.A. from New York University in 1985 and his B.A., with honors, in European History from Brown University in 1979. He is a past president of the Investment Association of New York, a former Governor of the Bond Club of New York and is a member of The Economic Club of Chicago. He currently serves on the boards of the Chicago Low Income Housing Trust Fund, La Rabida Children's Hospital, the Massachusetts Symphony Orchestra, The Spertus Institute, and Worcester (MA) Academy.