Victoria Sheehan Selected To Lead The Transportation Research Board

The National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine announced that Victoria Sheehan will leave her post at New Hampshire DOT and become executive director of the Transportation Research Board (TRB) on December 5. Before assuming the leadership of the state agency seven years ago, Sheehan held senior planning and program management positions at Massachusetts DOT. She was president of the American Association of State Highway and Transportation Officials (AASHTO) from 2020-2021. She will replace Neil Pedersen, who announced his retirement in March. National Academies official Gregory Symmes said Sheehan’s “experience with complex, multifaceted projects and organizations will bring important skills not only to TRB, but to the important cross-disciplinary work that is necessary to address the implications for transportation of the ongoing challenges of climate change, pandemics, diversity, and economic growth.”