AASHTO President Victoria F. Sheehan, New Hampshire

Sworn in as the Commissioner of the New Hampshire Department of Transportation on October 19, 2015, Victoria Sheehan oversees a $650 million state agency of over 1,600 employees dedicated to providing safe and efficient transportation systems.

Ms. Sheehan brings both transportation engineering and management experience in projects and programs to her role as Commissioner. In her years as a dedicated public employee, she has worked as a resident engineer in bridge maintenance and as a project manager with a record of delivering contracts on-time and on-budget. She has extensive experience in asset and performance management.

In her previous position as Manager of Strategic Planning and Highway Performance at the Massachusetts Department of Transportation, Ms. Sheehan was responsible for the Highway Division’s $5 billion capital plan and annual $600 million operating budget. While at MassDOT, Ms. Sheehan also served as the Program Manager for the state’s recently completed $3 billion Accelerated Bridge Program.

Commissioner Sheehan is originally from Ireland and has a Master’s Degree in Structural Engineering and Architecture from the University of Edinburgh. In her free time, she also serves as the Chair of the Board of Directors for Camp Wanakee in Meredith NH. She lives in Nashua, NH with her husband Sean.


President Sheehan's Areas of Emphasis

  • Value of Transportation
    Continue and strengthen AASHTO’s efforts to help people better understand the value of transportation and how it impacts quality of life.
  • Workforce Challenges
    Workforce retention and development remains among the most pressing concerns for state departments of transportation.
  • Read the full text of President Sheehan’s emphasis areas.