John N. Crew
John Crew is the founder and President of Public Werks, Inc. and is the majority owner and Chairman of the Board of Directors of Texas Turnpike Corp.. Since the founding of Texas Turnpike Corp. in 1991, Mr. Crew has maintained its corporate existence in order to offer a unique development tool in the transportation sector. He is also a limited partner of Republic Holdings Texas, L.P. and a member of its investment committee. Over the past ten years, Mr. Crew has been fine-tuning his infrastructure development strategy and cultivating relationships crucial to success. He began his investment banking career in 1979 in the Public Finance division of First Southwest Company in Dallas, TX. In 1983, he joined the Public Finance division of Dillon, Read & Co. Inc., one of the nation’s leading investment banking firms. He was named Managing Director and a member of the Board of Directors in 1991, and held those positions until 1997, the year when the company was sold. Mr. Crew has more than 30 years of experience in investment banking and has originated and managed numerous large infrastructure financings and public-private partnerships. Mr. Crew, having attended the University of Texas at Austin and Lamar University, has an undergraduate degree in Animal Science and graduate degree in Agricultural Economics from Texas A&M University.
Stephen W. McCullough
Stephen W. McCullough is a Principal at Public Werks, Inc. and a shareholder to Texas Turnpike Corp..Public Werks entered into a consulting contract with DART from 2010 to 2012 and Mr. McCullough served as Public Werks’ point-person to advise DART on their municipal commuter rail issues. Mr. McCullough retired from the City of Irving, Texas in 2005 after 30 years of service including the last 12 years as City Manager. As City Manager, he was instrumental in achieving and maintaining a AAA bond rating from both Moody’s and Standard & Poor’s while issuing over $400 million in general obligation and revenue bonds to meet the needs of one of the nation’s fastest growing cities. The infrastructure assets addressed during Mr. McCullough’s tenure included: light rail, commuter rail, toll roads, interstate and state highways, water supply and transmission and water reuse. In 2013, eight years after his retirement, Mr. McCullough was asked by the Irving City Council to return to serve as Interim City Manager, which he did for a period of 10 months. Mr. McCullough was appointed by the Governor of the State of Texas to the Board of Trustees of the Texas Municipal Retirement System in 1990 where he served as Chairman of the Board in 1992 and 1995. In 2005, Mr. McCullough received the prestigious North Texas Transportation Excellence Award in Mobility. Mr. McCullough received a BBA degree in Finance from the University of Texas at Austin in 1973.
Alan D. Friedman
Alan D. Friedman is owner of Trisept, Inc. and a shareholder and Vice Chairman of the Board of Directors of Texas Turnpike Corp.. Mr. Friedman has more than 30 years of development and investment experience as a principal and operating partner. He has developed, financed, marketed, managed and acquired over $3 billion of commercial, mixed-use and lifestyle properties. Trisept, founded in 1990, provides acquisition and development services for commercial properties to a wide variety of clients. Since 2001, Trisept has focused primarily on investments in the lifestyle sector. From 1980 to 1990, Mr. Friedman was an operating partner at Lincoln Property, where he had direct responsibility for developing, financing, marketing and managing more than three million square feet of projects in the North Central Texas region. Mr. Friedman holds a BA in Finance from the University of Texas at Austin. He has served as a Board Member and Foundation Trustee of the Salesmanship Club of Dallas; Board Member of the North Texas National Association of Industrial and Office Parks; Urban Land Institute member; Trustee for the Incarnation Foundation; Trustee for Texas Christian University; Trustee for the Mary Potishman Lard Trust; and Trustee for Southwestern Medical Foundation.
K. Neal Barker
K. Neal Barker is the Vice President of Public Werks, Inc. and the Secretary of Texas Turnpike Corp.. Drawing on experience in financial information systems and technology, he joined the firm in 2010 to manage the company’s confidential information and technology assets. After several years supporting the company’s unique projects, Mr. Barker began shepherding firm projects, including contracts, vendors and partners, to successful completion. Previously, he served in leadership at a boutique consulting firm working with mid-sized enterprises to improve collaboration, both within and outside their respective organizations. In the decade after receiving a bachelor’s degree at Texas Tech University in 2000, Mr. Barker worked with Information Systems in the financial industry through positions with Argo Data Resource Corporation, Heartland Payment Systems and Union Standard Insurance.
Christyn G. Hill
Christyn G. Hill is an Associate of Public Werks. Ms. Hill coordinates the daily activities of the office and manages all accounts. After receiving a degree in Political Science, and a minor in both Psychology and Mass Communications from Texas State University, Ms. Hill began her career as an office manager for Titan Development Partners in Oklahoma. She later decided to return to Dallas, where she worked in healthcare administration, focusing on patient relations. Ms. Hill joined the Public Werks team in 2012 where she has become an integral member of the team. Ms. Hill is actively involved in a charity that raises money to support over 75,000 North Texans suffering from Alzheimer’s by funding local programs, caregivers scholarships, a 24-7 help line, and national research.