May 29, 2020
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The American Association of State Highway and Transportation Officials has named Brandye Hendrickson, currently the Federal Highway Administration’s deputy administrator, as its new deputy director.

Appointed as FHWA deputy administrator in July 2017, Hendrickson served as the agency’s acting administrator for two years until Nicole Nason officially became FHWA’s administrator in May.

Brandye Hendrickson. Photo by Arizona DOT.

“I am thrilled that someone with Brandye’s experience and leadership ability is joining the AASHTO team,” said Jim Tymon, AASHTO’s executive director, in a statement. “She has a deep knowledge of the challenges facing surface transportation and that knowledge is going to directly benefit AASHTO and our member departments of transportation.”

Before joining FHWA, Hendrickson served as commissioner of the Indiana Department of Transportation for two years and served as a member of AASHTO’s Board of Directors and Executive Committee until her FHWA appointment.

Hendrickson originally joined the Indiana DOT in 2006, first as deputy commissioner for human resources, then as a deputy commissioner overseeing operations for the Greenfield District – the agency’s largest district that encompasses the state capital of Indianapolis. She also served as interim commissioner of the Indiana DOT in 2013.

A graduate of Indiana University, Bloomington, Hendrickson is also a certified Professional in Human Resources.

“I’m excited about continuing to serve the transportation community in this new role and joining such a great team at AASHTO,” she said in a statement.

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