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David Agnew

Macquarie Infrastructure and Real Assets

David Agnew is managing director for government affairs with Macquarie Infrastructure & Real Assets (MIRA) — the alternative asset management division of the Macquarie Group. MIRA is the world’s largest investor in and manager of infrastructure assets. Prior to joining Macquarie, Agnew served in the White House as deputy assistant to President Barack Obama and director of intergovernmental affairs. In this role, he oversaw the Obama administration’s relationship with state, city, county and tribal elected officials across the country. He previously served as deputy director of the office and was the president’s liaison to America’s mayors and county officials. Agnew was also co-chair of the White House State, Local and Tribal Officials Task Force on Climate Preparedness and Resilience. Agnew received his master’s in Public Policy from Harvard University’s Kennedy School of Government. He is a Harry S. Truman Scholar, a European Union Visiting Fellow, and an Aspen Institute Liberty Fellow. His wife, Lela, is the head of development for the Urban Land Institute, and they live in Bronxville, N.Y., with their two sons.