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Merlin J. Voegle

Photo of Merlin J. Voegle Mr. Voegle was raised in Montana and worked for over 36 years in the Federal Highway Administration's Montana Division office. He is a graduate of Montana State University with a degree in Accounting and is a licensed Real Estate broker for nearly 40 years. Mr. Voegle is currently on the board of directors for several real estate development, investment and management firms, a credit union, a wetland trust, and several other non-profit organizations.

Robert A. Johnson

Photo of Robert A. Johnson Former FHWA Program Manager and Realty Specialist, Mr. Johnson had over a 37-year career working with numerous State Highway Agencies and DOTs. Specializing in management and quality control, Mr. Johnson was instrumental in developing applications for project management in the Tennessee Division Office, and championed the use of technology to address FHWA's telework and Internet/Intranet needs within the Office of Real Estate Services.

Peter F. Nyberg

Photo of Peter F. Nyberg Mr. Nyberg retired June 1, 2002 from the Federal Highway Administration with more than 37 years Federal Service, of which more than 30 years was as an FHWA Realty Specialist/Officer. He was assigned in the Washington, DC Headquarters Office, the former Region 5 Office, and Division Offices in Texas, Pennsylvania, North Carolina, Missouri, South Carolina and Louisiana. He also worked for the Department of the Air Force and Department of the Army. He has a Bachelors of Business Administration from the University of Texas-Arlington and a Masters of Public Administration from the University of South Carolina. Mr. Nyberg is a member of the International Right of Way Association and holds the SR/WA designation.

Barbara K. Orski

Mrs. Orski was Director of the Office of Real Estate Services in the Federal Highway Administration from 1987 until 1997. Before becoming Director of the Office of Real Estate Services, Mrs. Orski was Chief of the Relocation Division and held professional and management positions in FHWA's Office of Highway Planning, which she joined in 1974. Mrs. Orski received a Bachelor of Science degree from the University of Wisconsin-Madison and attended the University of Pennsylvania's Graduate School of Urban and Regional Planning and Harvard's John. F. Kennedy School program for Senior Managers in Government.

Updated: 09/05/2014
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