Michael Bennon is Managing Director at the Stanford Global Projects Center, developing new initiatives for the GPC and managing student programs and industry affiliations. Michael’s research areas for the center include public finance, infrastructure and real estate investment, and project organization design. His current research focuses on public sector best practices in conducting special procurements, including Public-Private Partnerships and procurements to implement new urban technologies. Specific focus areas include P3 assessment methodologies, design of P3 procurement organizations, and performance-based contracting. Michael also conducts research on the infrastructure investment allocations of public pensions and teaches the GPC’s Global Project Finance graduate course at Stanford. Michael served as a Captain in the US Army and US Army Corps of Engineers for five years, leading Engineer units, managing projects, and planning for infrastructure development in the United States, Iraq, Afghanistan, and Thailand. Michael received a bachelor’s degree in Civil Engineering from the United States Military Academy at West Point and received an MSCE and MBA from Stanford University.