D. J. Gribbin
Division Director, Macquarie Holdings, Inc.
Former Chief Counsel, Federal Highway Administration
D.J. Gribbin serves as a Division Director of Macquarie Holdings, Inc. He is responsible for representing Macquarie in Washington, D.C. and assisting with business development in the United States. He joined Macquarie in January of 2006.
Prior to joining Macquarie, Mr. Gribbin served as Chief Counsel for the Federal Highway Administration. As Chief Counsel, he supervised a staff of 50 attorneys, who provided a range of legal services to the Agency. He and his staff worked with state and local government transportation attorneys and other customers to enhance their understanding of Federal laws and procedures relating to highway transportation. Gribbin's tenure at FHWA was characterized by a focus on advancing public-private partnerships (PPP). His efforts included creating a PPP task force, writing a report to Congress highlighting the benefits of PPPs, and creation of FHWA's SEP-15 program. For these efforts, he was presented with ARTBA's Entrepreneur of the Year Award for 2005.
Prior to joining FHWA, Gribbin most recently served as the Director of Public Sector Business Development, Koch Industries. In that role, he worked with the governors, legislators and leaders of State highway authorities to develop public-private transportation ventures. In addition, he worked on a policy level with Congress and the Administration to make it easier for states to use innovative financing and contracting techniques when building highways. As Koch's Director of Government Affairs, he helped manage Koch's Federal legislative and political efforts.
From February 1994 to September 1997, Gribbin served as the National Field Director for the Christian Coalition, where he managed a range of activities focused on expanding the grassroots organization. He worked from April 1989 to February 1994 as Legislative Representative for the National Federation of Independent Business, the largest organization representing small business owners. Gribbin served on Capitol Hill as Legislative Director for Congressman Larry Combest of Texas, with responsibility for a broad range of legislative duties. His responsibilities included serving as a member of the Professional Staff for the House Committee on the District of Columbia, where he drafted amendments and attended hearings with and on behalf of Congressman Combest.
Gribbin earned both a Bachelor's Degree in Philosophy and a Law Degree from Georgetown University. He is a member of the Virginia Bar.
Gribbin resides in Leesburg, Virginia with his wife Molly and their seven children.