Tony Kinn was appointed director of the Commonwealth of Virginia�s Office of Transportation Public-Private Partnerships on July 5, 2011. He is responsible for developing and implementing a statewide program for transportation project delivery via the Virginia Public-Private Transportation Act of 1995.Kinn most recently served as assistant vice president and director of corporate relations for the University of Virginia�s University Engineering Foundation. He has spent most of his career in the corporate world in new business development. Kinn was principal owner in the James A. Weaver Company, which was the third largest food brokerage firm in the U.S. His company also designed Market Metrics, a store-specific marketing software program, which became the foundation for what today is Spectra Systems.He also was executive vice president of the Federated Group, a multi-billion dollar organization based in Chicago. At the Federated Group, Kinn was responsible for the management of new business development for all divisions west of the Mississippi River. Kinn has also served as director of the Commonwealth's Department of Economic Development�s International Division, where his main responsibility was to draw firms to the Commonwealth from the Pacific Rim and Europe.
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