AASHTO President John Schroer, Tennessee

AASHTO President John Schroer was appointed Commissioner of the Tennessee Department of Transportation in January, 2011. He is the 29th commissioner of the state agency that oversees a statewide transportation system including highways, rail, airports, waterways and transit. Commissioner Schroer also serves as chairman of the AASHTO Standing Committee on Finance and Administration.

Prior to joining Tennessee DOT, Schroer was mayor of his hometown of Franklin, Tennessee. Commissioner Schroer received a bachelor’s degree in business from Indiana University and an MBA from the University of Tennessee. Schroer and his wife, Marianne, have three children and one grandson.

President Schroer's Areas of Emphasis

– sustaining federal funding for transportation infrastructure;

– the impacts of technologies such as autonomous and connected vehicles on nation’s infrastructure