Michael Bennon is the managing director at the Global Projects Center (GPC) at Stanford University, developing new initiatives for the GPC and managing its student programs and industry affiliations. Michael’s research areas of interest for the Center and work experience are in project finance, public sector finance, project organization design, project risk assessment, and institutional design for project procurement organizations. Michael teaches global project finance to graduate students at Stanford University. Prior to starting at Stanford, Michael served as a captain in the U.S. Army and U.S. Army Corps of Engineers for five years, leading engineer units, managing projects, and planning for infrastructure development in the United States, Iraq, Afghanistan, and Thailand. Michael received his MBA and MSc in engineering from Stanford University and completed his undergraduate degree in civil engineering at the United States Military Academy at West Point.