Urban Architecture

Barbara Laflin Treat


  • President and founding member of IW executive team

  • Former Principal Vice President of Bechtel Corporation, VP Bechtel Enterprises and first woman named a Principal VP in Bechtel company history

  • Responsible for development of major infrastructure projects world-wide over three decades

  • Formerly Research Director - Harvard’s Kennedy School -Energy & Environmental Policy Center, Senior Editor Petroleum Intelligence Weekly and oil industry executive


Christopher R. Sherman

Senior Advisor

  • Former Executive Vice President, and Managing Director, now Senior Advisor to IW

  • Co-founder and former President of Pacific Enterprises International (international development arm of then largest gas distribution company in the Western Hemisphere)

  • Former President of Pacific Energy, which built and operated geothermal, biogas, bio mass and hydro power projects

  • Financial services and IT industry executive

  • Former McKinsey & Company consultant