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It’s Official: Nason Sworn in as FHWA Administrator

U.S. Transportation Secretary Elaine L. Chao presided over the swearing in ceremony for Nicole R. Nason as Administrator of the Federal Highway Administration (FHWA) last Thursday.  The event officially marks the beginning of Administrator Nason’s role as only the 20th FHWA Administrator and the 26th official to lead the FHWA and its predecessor organizations, which date back to 1893.

“We welcome Nicole back to the U.S. Department of Transportation,” says Secretary Chao, adding, “Her record of experience in the transportation sector and proven leadership skills will help this Administration’s efforts to streamline the permitting process, engage with innovative technologies, and enhance mobility on our nation’s highways.”

Since June 2017, Nason has served as Assistant Secretary of the Bureau of Administration at the U.S. Department of State. She previously served as Administrator of USDOT’s National Highway Traffic Safety Administration from 2006-2008 and was the Department’s Assistant Secretary for Government Affairs from 2003–2006. The U.S. Senate overwhelmingly confirmed Nason by a vote of 95-1 on March 28.

“I am honored to be selected by President Trump and privileged to join the strong team that Secretary Chao has assembled at DOT,“ Nason says. “Working with our many state and local partners, I look forward to leading the FHWA and to developing a strong, safe and modern transportation network that meets the needs of our 21st-century nation.“

Nason has also worked in the legislative branch as counsel for the U.S. House Committee on the Judiciary and as press secretary for Rep. Porter Goss (R-FL-14), who was then Chair of the House Permanent Select Committee on Intelligence.

Nason earned a B.A. in Political Science and Government at American University and a J.D. at Case Western Reserve University. 

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Photo:  Transportation Secretary Elaine L. Chao swears in Nicole R. Nason as FHWA Administrator as her husband David and children Abby, Alex and Brady look on. (Photo Credit: U.S. Department of Transportation)

White House Announces FHWA Nominee 

President Donald J. Trump announced he will nominate Paul Trombino III to be the 24th Administrator of the Federal Highway Administration.  

“We look forward to Mr. Trombino’s confirmation and look forward to advancing and building on the relationship we developed with him during his tenure in key transportation leadership positions in Iowa and Wisconsin over the years,” said ACPA President & CEO Jerry Voigt.

Trombino is currently the President of McClure Engineering Company, a civil engineering company focused on transportation, aviation, water, and structures projects.

Previously, he served as the Director of the Iowa Department of Transportation from 2011 to 2016, where he was responsible for planning, design, construction, and operation of 9,400 miles of highways, 4,300 bridges; the modal programs of transit, rail, and aviation; and motor vehicle services.  

Trombino also served with the Wisconsin Department of Transportation for 17 years, where he held several positions, including Bureau Director and Operations Director of the Highway Division.

In addition to key posts, he also served as the 2015-2016 President of the American Association of State Highway Transportation Officials and as the 2016 Vice-Chair of the Transportation Research Board Executive Committee.  

He holds a Bachelor of Science degree in civil engineering from the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee and a Bachelor of Science degree in economics from the University of Wisconsin-Madison.

Trombino is a licensed professional engineer in the states of Iowa and Wisconsin.

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