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Photo of Thomas D. EverettMayela Sosa

Acting Executive Director

Federal Highway Administration (FHWA)

On July 1, 2022, Mayela Sosa was named Acting Executive Director for the Federal Highway Administration (FHWA), a role in which she manages the daily operations of the agency and its personnel, and advises the Administrator, Deputy Administrator and senior officials throughout the U.S. Department of Transportation on the agency's programs and priorities.

Prior to this appointment, Mayela served as the Director of Field Services – Mid-America. In this role, she provided oversight and leadership for 13 FHWA Division Offices in the Mid-America region and served as an extension of the Executive Director to the field.

Previously, she was the Division Administrator for the Indiana Division Office for four years. As the senior leader and principal FHWA representative in Indiana, she was responsible for a division office with 23 employees and provided stewardship and oversight of the annual $1 billion federal-aid highway program, delivered in partnership with federal, state, and local officials. Mayela also served as the Division Administrator for the Hawaii Division Office from 2012-2016, where she led an extraordinary effort to implement program and process improvements, resulting in a more efficient use of federal-aid program funds and expedited project delivery.

Mayela joined FHWA as a member of the Texas Division in 2000 followed by leadership positions in California and Arizona, before advancing to Division Administrator in Hawaii and Indiana.

Mayela holds Bachelor of Arts and Master of Public Affairs degrees from the University of Texas at Austin.


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