David Agnew was named managing director, government affairs, at Macquarie Group's infrastructure and real assets division, said Paula Chirhart, Macquarie Group spokeswoman, in an e-mail.
Mr. Agnew is the former director of intergovernmental affairs and deputy assistant to President Barack Obama.
It is a new position. Mr. Agnew will act as the division's liaison with federal, state and local governments, exploring new investment opportunities. Mr. Agnew is based in Macquarie's New York office.
“David's depth of expertise across the public and private sectors will be extremely valuable to MIRA given our investments in and development of U.S. infrastructure projects,” said Christopher Leslie, CEO of Macquarie Infrastructure Partners and member of the MIRA North American executive committee, in a news release.