Honorable Brigham A. McCown, RDML, J.D., EsquireChairman, Alliance for Innovation and Infrastructure

Brigham currently serves as the Chairman and CEO of Nouveau, Inc., a Washington, DC-based advisory firm and is also the Chairman and CEO of the U.S.-based non-profit, Alliance for Innovation and Infrastructure (Aii). He previously held various senior executive posts in the U.S. Government, including a role as the energy and dangerous goods transport chief for President George W. Bush where he was responsible for overseeing two-thirds of all energy commodities consumed by the U.S. on a daily basis.

Brigham is also an accomplished attorney, having previously worked for several leading national and international law firms where he practiced international trade, environmental, energy and transport law. He also previously served as the federal government’s top commercial truck (lorry) and bus attorney, and was responsible for implementation of the surface provisions of The North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA) with Mexico.

In addition to his federal civilian service, he completed twenty-nine years of active and reserve service as a commissioned naval officer and naval aviator. Brigham earned his Bachelor of Arts degree from Miami University (Diplomacy & Foreign Affairs/EU Security), earned a Juris Doctor from the Salmon P. Chase College of Law, and has twice appeared before the United States Supreme Court.