AASHTO President David Bernhardt, P.E., Maine

commishbernhardtBernhardt was appointed Commissioner by Maine Governor Paul R. LePage in February 2011. Prior to that Bernhardt served in several top positions at Maine DOT including director of Engineering and Operations. Bernhardt is a 1984 graduate of the University of Maine at Orono, where he earned Associates and Bachelors of Science degrees in Civil Engineering. He is a registered professional engineer and he is an active participant on national and state committees involved in transportation. Bernhardt lives in Vassalboro, Maine with his wife Carmen, and has two daughters and a son.

President Bernhardt's Areas of Emphasis

  • working closely with the new Administration and members of Congress to develop strong transportation legislation;
  • freight and freight connectivity; and
  • implementing AASHTO’s committee restructuring