Thomas (Tom) Everett has been named Associate Administrator for Infrastructure for the Federal Highway Administration (FHWA), according to an announcement from Gregory G. Nadeau, FHWA Administrator.
Since 2014, he served as Director, Office of Program Administration, overseeing the administration and implementation of the $44 billion Federal-aid highway program. He serves as a national authority developing and implementing highway infrastructure policies and performance standards across the 52 States and territories.
Under Everett’s leadership, “new State/FHWA agreements have been developed and implemented to ensure each division has the maximum legal flexibilities while executing the Federal-aid highway program,” the announcement states.
Everett also assisted Congress by drafting language for the Fixing America’s Surface Transportation (FAST) Act and provided suggestions that would further improve the program.
He previously served for 10 years as a Structural Engineer Team Leader in the Office of Bridges and Structures, and has held other key leadership positions including Bridge Management/Inspection Engineer in the Resource Center; Technical Programs Team Leader in the Tennessee Division; and Structural Engineer in FHWA’s former Region 3. He joined FHWA in 1985 as a Highway Engineer Trainee.
Everett holds a Master’s degree in civil engineering from Johns Hopkins University and a Bachelor’s degree in civil engineering from Rutgers University.