Clint Robinson is the father of three publicly educated girls; a recovering school board member; and a registered professional engineer in a global engineering corporation. Individually none of these accomplishments are significant but in concert they are a powerful force towards better connecting education and business. He spent his first 25 years designing water and wastewater facilities in North and South America for both public and private institutions. For the past seven years, he has worked primarily in state and local government affairs to partner with and educate elected officials on the importance of critical human infrastructure (energy, water, communications and safety and security). Robinson currently is a member of the Edison Awards Steering Committee which recognizes innovative global products and services, and is a Fellow with the American Council of Engineering Companies. Clint worked with CityAge most recently on successful conferences in Kansas City where water and smart cities were featured.