U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development
Josh Sawislak, AICP, is the senior advisor to the secretary for infrastructure resilience at the Department of Housing and Urban Development, a member of the American Institute of Certified Planners, and a strategic management consultant to government and corporate organizations. He previously served as a senior fellow for Mobile Work Exchange. He has over 25 years of experience as a corporate and government project manager and executive. He has broad experience with multi-billion dollar acquisitions in construction, real estate development, international trade, telecommunications, and information technology and has negotiated and managed projects from inception to completion as both a public and private sector leader.
Throughout his career, Sawislak has worked extensively on transportation and management issues such as telework policy, travel demand management, public transit planning and development, and environmental policy. Most recently, he was part of an effort to change the culture of GSA to embrace telework as an effective tool for effective management, continuity planning, travel demand management, and recruitment and retention of key staff. He was also a member of several White House interagency policy committees (IPCs) addressing issues such as pandemic influenza, continuity of government, and disaster response and recovery.