duffy hinkle 156pxVice President of Membership & Marketing, Ports-to-Plains Alliance

PO Box 16226
Lubbock, TX 79490
Tel. 806-368-6235

Duffy Hinkle began her career with Ports-to-Plains in 1999 and has served as vice president of membership and marketing since 2005.

Duffy became involved with the Ports-to-Plains project during the beginning years of the organization while working for the City of Lubbock and has worked fervently toward the development of the Ports-to-Plains organization into what it is today.

Duffy’s hometown is Floydada, Texas where she and her husband were married in 1974 and raised their two children before moving to Lubbock, Texas in 2002. She and her husband are now blessed with six grandchildren. She is a summa cum laude graduate of Lubbock Christian University with a bachelor’s degree in organizational management.

jack schenendorf 156pxJack Schenendorf, Federal Consultant, Ports-to-Plains Alliance
Covington and Burling, LLP

Covington & Burling LLP
One CityCenter
850 Tenth Street, NW
Washington, DC 20001-4956
T: 202-662-5321

Jack Schenendorf has served as Federal Consultant for Ports-to-Plains for many years. His practice at Covington and Burling, LLP concentrates on transportation and legislation with a particular focus on legislative strategy, legislative procedure, and the federal budget process. He was recently appointed by Speaker Hastert to the National Surface Transportation Policy and Revenue Study Commission, where he serves as Vice-Chairman.

For nearly 25 years, Mr. Schenendorf served on the staff of the Committee on Transportation and Infrastructure of the U.S. House of Representatives. He was Chief of Staff from 1995 to 2001. In BNA's Daily Report for Executives, Mr. Schenendorf was described "as one of the most powerful staffers on the Hill, [who] has played a large role in crafting every piece of major transportation legislation in the past decade." Prior to joining the firm in 2001, Mr. Schenendorf served on the Bush/Cheney Transition where he was Chief of the Transition Policy Team for the U.S. Department of Transportation and was responsible for reviewing all transportation policies and issues for the incoming Administration.

Representative Matters:
Advised Associated General Contractors, American Association of State Highway and Transportation Officials, and Association of Equipment Manufactures on transportation legislation and transportation financing

Previous Experience
Committee on Transportation and Infrastructure, U.S. House of Representatives, Chief of Staff (1995-2001) Committee on Transportation and Infrastructure, U.S. House of Representatives, Various Staff Positions (1976-1994) United States Navy, Nuclear Submarine Program, Officer (1967-1972)

Honors and Rankings
Best Lawyers in America, 2007 Appointed to National Surface Transportation Policy and Revenue Study Commission, elected Vice-Chairman, 2006