The Regional Alliance for Small Contractors (RASC) was the 1989 brainchild of visionary public agencies, the Port Authority of NY & NJ principal amongst them, and major private construction corporations that resolved to improve the competitiveness of small, minority, and women contractors in the region. RASC was incorporated as a 501(c)(3) in 1991. The Regional Alliance for Small Contractors has been led since then by a virtual “Who’s Who” of construction industry leaders including Peter M. Lehrer, Lehrer, McGovern Bovis (Lend Lease (U.S.) LMB, Inc.; John L. Tishman, Tishman Construction Corp. (an AECOM Company); the late Frank Ross Sr., Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of HRH Construction Corp.; Kurt A. Goddard, Executive Vice President, Bechtel Infrastructure Group.; Milo Riverso, P.E. Ph.D, President STV Construction, Inc.; and presently Jay Badame, President & Chief Operating Officer, Tishman Construction Corp. NY, NJ & PA.