Emil H. Frankel

Emil specializes in real estate and transportation infrastructure assets and organizational management issues. From 2002 to 2005 he served as Assistant Secretary for Transportation Policy of the U.S. Department of Transportation. In that capacity he was one of the principal authors of the initiatives to expand opportunities for private investment in transportation infrastructure and to develop new forms of transportation financing. Currently, he is a leader of the efforts to reform national transportation policy and is heading a study of this policy area at the Bipartisan Policy Center, a Washington, DC based think tank.

Emil served as the Commissioner of the Connecticut Department of Transportation in the early 1990s. In that capacity he led an agency responsible for the operation, management, and construction of the state’s extensive system of highway, transit, and aviation infrastructure.

In the 1970s and 1980s Emil was involved in the reorganization and workout of major real estate assets and real estate and financial organizations. Among his assignments were chief operating officer of the receivership of a large savings and loan association and chief operating officer of a distressed financial-real estate conglomerate. He also provided consulting services on real estate workouts for a major real estate investment advisory firm and for the restructuring of the Office of the United States Trustees in the Department of Justice.

Emil is a graduate of Wesleyan University (BA with High Honors) and of Harvard Law School (LL.B) and was a Fulbright Scholar at Manchester University in the United Kingdom.