Board of Directors
The WCX Board of Directors is composed of two representatives from each member state who are appointed by the Governors and Treasurers. The CEO of Partnerships BC serves as an Advisor to the Board.
Tobias Read, Chair
Oregon State Treasurer Tobias Read is a collaborative problem solver who draws upon his management, political and finance policy experience to serve Oregonians. He worked in the U.S. Treasury and as a liaison between designers, engineers and manufacturing units for Nike Inc. In 2006, he was elected to the Oregon House of Representatives, where he served a decade and championed legislation to invest in public education, improve state financial management, finance critical infrastructure improvements, and to help Oregonians save for a more secure future. He was elected Speaker Pro Tempore and earned the chairmanship of the House Committee on Transportation and Economic Development, and the House Committee on Higher Education, Innovation, and Workforce Development. He also served on the House Revenue Committee in multiple legislative sessions. He was a member of the Joint Committee on Ways and Means, the primary budget writing body for the Legislature. Tobias earned his bachelor’s degree from Willamette University and his MBA from the Michael G. Foster School of Business at the University of Washington.
Laura Lockwood-McCall, Treasurer
Laura Lockwood-McCall has served as the Oregon State Treasury's Director of Debt Management for the past 11 years. In this capacity, she oversees the structuring and sale of approximately $2 billion annually in various general obligation, revenue, and conduit bonds issued by the State of Oregon and its various state agencies. Other duties include coordinating the State's rating agency, disclosure, and investor relations functions; monitoring of the debt issuance activities of Oregon's local governments; and serving as the State Treasurer's representative on various Oregon debt-related boards and infrastructure finance authorities. Prior to this service, Ms. Lockwood-McCall served for many years as a public finance officer in large city and county governments in California and Florida and at the state level in Virginia. Ms. Lockwood-McCall has long been an active participant in municipal debt policy circles, both as a frequent presenter at public finance conferences and as a member of the executive boards of both the State Debt Management Network of the National Association of State Treasurers and the Debt Policy Committee of the Government Finance Officers' Association. Ms. Lockwood-McCall received her BA in History from the University of California, Santa Cruz and a Master's in Public Policy from Harvard's Kennedy School of Government.
Anthony L. Buckley, Director
Anthony Buckley is the Director of Innovative Partnerships for the Washington State Department of Transportation (WSDOT). During Mr. Buckley's tenure as a public servant he has managed a host of State financing and funding programs. For the State of Oregon, he played a leading role in managing financial components of the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act projects for both the transportation and energy sectors. As the Chief Financial Officer for the Oregon Department of Energy he was responsible for one of the Nation's largest energy tax credit programs ($2 billion) as well as the nation's oldest energy lending programs (35-years). Prior to his assignment with the Department of Energy he served as the debt and investment manager for the Oregon Department of Transportation where he oversaw a $3.5 billion transportation finance portfolio. Prior to his career as a public servant, Mr. Buckley gained 20 years of private sector experience having worked for various corporations in both finance and marketing roles. Anthony earned his B.A. degree (1996) in Finance with a minor in Risk Management from Temple University.
Mark Pisano, Director
Mark Pisano is a Professor of the Practice of Public Administration at the USC Sol Price School of Public Policy. For 31 years, he served as Executive Director of the Southern California Association of Governments (SCAG), the nation's largest regional planning agency. As Executive Director, he contributed greatly to the implementation of the Alameda Corridor Plan, which involved the construction of a 22-mile rail line running to and from the Ports of Los Angeles and Long Beach in order to improve freight container capacity. Before joining SCAG, Mark served as Director of the Environmental Protection Agency's Water Quality Planning Division. He has also co-founded and held positions at various not-for-profit and governmental associations. Mark earned his bachelor's and master's degrees from Georgetown University.
Sean Randolph, Director
Sean Randolph is the Senior Director of the Bay Area Council Economic Institute, which works to foster a competitive economy in California and the San Francisco Bay Area. Dr. Randolph previously served as President & CEO of the Bay Area Economic Forum, which merged with the Bay Area Council in January, 2008, and as director of international trade for the State of California, where he developed trade strategy and directed international business programs to stimulate exports and introduce California companies to overseas markets. His professional career includes extensive experience in the U.S. Government, including the U.S. Congress staff, and the White House staff. Sean currently serves on the San Francisco Bay Conservation and Development Commission and on the State of California's Public Infrastructure Advisory Commission. Dr. Randolph holds a JD from the Georgetown University Law Center, a Ph.D. from the Fletcher School of Law and Diplomacy (Tufts and Hardvard Universities), and a B.S.F.S. from Georgetown's School of Foreign Service.
Michael Houle, Advisor
Michael Houle is a Vice President at Partnerships BC, overseeing all matters related to the justice sector and client and market engagement. During the course of his 30-year career, he has been responsible for the implementation of a number of major North American capital projects, resulting in measurable benefits to end users and taxpayers. Michael's experience also includes the leadership and structuring of alternative service delivery projects that optimized efficiencies in corporate, IT and operational service delivery. With advanced degrees in Arts and Business Administration, Michael's more recent work history includes an extensive array of engagements raning from service delivery planning and development to the analysis and implementation of infrastructure projects.
Scott Boardman, Secretary and Ex Officio Director