FHWA’s New Executive Director Is Gloria Shepard

USDOT recently announced that Gloria Shepherd has been appointed executive director of the Federal Highway Administration (FHWA). During the 15 years prior to her elevation, Shepard served as Associate Administrator for Planning, Environment, and Realty. She earlier held executive posts within FHWA’s Office of Planning, the Maryland State Highway Administration and the New York Department of Transportation. FHWA Acting Administrator Stephanie Pollack commented, “Our nation’s street and highway infrastructure is changing in real time and there is no one with more experience and dedication to this work to help guide that transition than Gloria. Her expertise, commitment to mentorship of current and future transportation leaders, and the respect she has built over her long career position her to improve our transportation infrastructure as she leads FHWA as Executive Director.”