AASHTO Executive Committee


wrightAASHTO Staff Liaison
Bud Wright, Executive Director

Officers

Carlos Braceras

President; Executive Director, Utah DOT

Patrick McKenna

Vice President; Director, Missouri DOT

Scott Bennett

Secretary-Treasurer; Director, Arkansas Department of Transportation

John Schroer

Immediate Past President; Commissioner, Tennessee DOT

Charge Statement

There shall be an Executive Committee composed of the following voting members:

  • The President;
  • The Vice President;
  • The Secretary-Treasurer;
  • Two Board Members from each of the four Regional Associations, and
  • The immediate Past-President shall serve as an ex-officio member, as long as that person occupies the same position in his or her Member Department as during that person’s tenure as President; otherwise, the position may be filled by the most recent past president who is still qualified for membership.

The Executive Committee shall also include the AASHTO Executive Director as an ex officio, non-voting member.

The Executive Committee is responsible for the management of the activities and affairs of the Association, including:

  1. Preparation and adoption of the Association’s annual budget, in accordance with procedures which it shall establish and in keeping with the Association’s dues structure as established by the Board of Directors, and consider and act upon related financial management decisions for the Association;Employment of the Executive Director, with confirmation by the Board of Directors, and establishing his or her compensation;
  2. Employment of the Executive Director, with confirmation by the Board of Directors, and establishing his or her compensation;Establishment
  3. Establishment of an employee pension plan for employees of the Association, including monitoring of a pension trustee committee;Establishment
  4. Establishment of an employee pension plan for employees of the Association, including monitoring of a pension trustee committee;Confirmation
  5. Confirmation of the AASHTO President’s appointments;Handling
  6. Handling membership issues, including consideration and approval of applications for Associate membership;
  7. Selection of the Association’s annual meeting site; and
  8. General management of the business of the Association, including such matters as receiving and reviewing financial reports, establishing administrative procedures, and reviewing audits.

The Executive Committee shall provide reports of their activities to the Board of Directors.

The President shall have the power to fill any vacancies in the Executive Committee, or in any elective office other than that of the President, subject to approval of a majority of the members of the Executive Committee.  Any such appointment so made shall expire at the close of the next annual meeting.  In the event of a vacancy in a term extending beyond the annual meeting, such vacancy for the balance of the unexpired term shall be filled by election at the annual meeting, or in the instance of a Regional Representative, by the voting Board Members of that Region, at a meeting to which they have all been invited.

The President, Vice President, Secretary-Treasurer, and the Executive Director shall serve as Pension Plan Trustees and shall report to the Executive Committee to assure sound management of the plan.

Regional Representatives

Region 1 (NASTO)

Northeast Association of State Highway and Transportation Officials

Connecticut, Delaware, Maine, Maryland, Massachusetts, New Hampshire, New Jersey, New York, Pennsylvania, Rhode Island, Vermont, District of Columbia

Jennifer Cohan

Secretary, Delaware Department of Transportation

Victoria Sheehan

Commissioner, New Hampshire Department of Transportation

Region 2 (SASHTO)

Southern Association of State Highway and Transportation Officials

Alabama, Arkansas, Florida, Georgia, Kentucky, Louisiana, Mississippi, North Carolina, Puerto Rico, South Carolina, Tennessee, Virginia, West Virginia

Russell McMurry

Commissioner, Georgia Department of Transportation

TBD

TBD

Region 3 (MAASTO)

Mid America Association of State Highway and Transportation Officials

Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Kansas, Michigan, Minnesota, Missouri, Ohio, Wisconsin

Joe McGuinness

Commissioner, Indiana Department of Transportation

Mark Lowe

Director, Iowa Department of Transportation

Region 4 (WASHTO)

Western Association of State Highway and Transportation Officials

Alaska, Arizona, California, Colorado, Hawaii, Idaho, Montana, Nebraska, Nevada, New Mexico, North Dakota, Oklahoma, Oregon, South Dakota, Texas, Utah, Washington, Wyoming

Roger Millar

Secretary, Washington State Department of Transportation

Marc Luiken

Commissioner, Alaska Department of Transportation & Public Facilities

There shall be two Regional Representative on the Executive Committee from each region of the Association. Each Regional Representative shall be a Chief Executive Officer of a Member Department, and shall be elected for a two-year term by the Member Departments of the respective regions at an annual meeting of the Association or at a meeting of the Chief Executive Officers of a region to which they have all been invited. The two Regional Representatives from each region shall serve staggered two-year terms, and to establish this, one of the Regional Representatives from each region first elected under this provision shall be elected to a one-year term. Neither the Regional Representatives nor their Member Departments shall be eligible for immediately successive terms, except for the Regional Representatives first elected under this provision to a one-year term, who shall be eligible for an immediately successive two-year term. The Regional Representatives shall take office at the close of an annual meeting, unless provided otherwise by the Board of Directors.

The regions from which the Regional Representatives are to be elected are the following:

Region I (NASTO) Composed of Connecticut, Delaware, Maine, Maryland, Massachusetts, New Hampshire, New Jersey, New York, Pennsylvania, Rhode Island, Vermont, and the District of Columbia.
Region II (SASHTO) Composed of Alabama, Arkansas, Florida, Georgia, Kentucky, Louisiana, Mississippi, North Carolina, Puerto Rico, South Carolina, Tennessee, Virginia, and West Virginia.
Region III (MAASTO) Composed of Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Kansas, Michigan, Minnesota, Missouri, Ohio, and Wisconsin.
Region IV (WASHTO) Composed of Alaska, Arizona, California, Colorado, Hawaii, Idaho, Montana, Nebraska, Nevada, New Mexico, North Dakota, Oklahoma, Oregon, South Dakota, Texas, Utah, Washington, and Wyoming.