Welcome to the inaugural episode of “The Connection: Partnering Public & Private Entities,” the podcast specifically for professionals navigating the intricacies of government procurement, public-private partnerships and policy innovation.

This enlightening podcast series serves as an essential companion to Government Market News, the premier destination for comprehensive coverage of the U.S. government marketplace — the world’s largest and most dynamic economic sector.

Each episode of “The Connection” offers a deep dive into the latest government market developments, from emerging contracting opportunities to the nuances of policy trends that are reshaping the United States. Our distinguished guests, including public officials, seasoned business leaders and the foremost experts on public-private collaboration, will provide you with the knowledge and perspectives necessary to thrive in this multi-trillion-dollar marketplace.

In this episode, hosts Mary Scott Nabers and Marshall Macomber delve into the transformative world of public-private partnerships (PPPs) and how they can be used to develop infrastructure and create innovative technology.

Look for new episodes of “The Connection: Partnering Public and Private Entities” wherever you get your podcasts.


Meet the Expert Co-Hosts:

Marshall Macomber is a visionary executive with a unique blend of business development, political strategy, communications, and public sector experience. He is founder and president of ThinkP3, a DC-based consulting and lobbying firm promoting innovative infrastructure solutions and alternative delivery models such as public-private partnerships (P3s). He played a key role in the 2021 infrastructure bill, initiating a vital USDOT program for state DOTs. Macomber is also a former Chief of Staff to Congressman Mike Rogers and holds an MBA from Georgetown University. A member of George Washington University’s ESG & Infrastructure Steering Group and other boards, he is a frequent speaker, panelist and moderator at industry events.  A driving passion for growing public transit, building walkable and equitable cities, decarbonizing America’s energy grid, and improving railroad infrastructure and operations gets him up in the morning and keeps him up at night.



Mary Scott Nabers is President/CEO of Strategic Partnerships, Inc. (SPI). SPI is a recognized pioneer in the business of partnering public and private entities for commercial ventures.  A recognized expert in government contracting, procurement consulting, business development, political strategy, and P3s. She is the author of Collaboration Nation – How Public-Private Ventures Are Revolutionizing the Business of Government & Inside the Infrastructure Revolution – A Roadmap for Rebuilding America.Mary served as a statewide office holder in Texas for a decade and founded Strategic Partnerships, Inc., a 28 year old company that offers procurement consulting, research, government affairs and guidance in Public Private Partnerships to clients from all industry groups. The SPI Team provides consulting services in 18 states and research service in all 50 states.Her articles have been published by media outlets, including Forbes, CNBC, The Hill, & POLITICO