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Photo of Cheryl J. WalkerCheryl J. Walker

Acting Executive Director

Federal Highway Administration (FHWA)

On June 1, 2018, Ms. Walker was named Acting Executive Director for the Federal Highway Administration, 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.

Between Jan. 20, 2017, and July 24, 2017, Ms. Walker served as the Acting Associate Administrator for FHWA’s Office of Policy and Governmental Affairs. Since 2012, she has served as the Director of the Office of Legislative Affairs and Policy Communications. In this role, she oversaw Congressional Affairs, Legislative Analysis, the Briefings Team, and support for FHWA’s Highway Policy Board. Previously, she served as the Special Assistant to the FHWA Administrator and as Legal Counsel to FHWA’s Chief Counsel.

Prior to joining FHWA, Ms. Walker served for three years as an attorney with the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration and, for a decade earlier, as an attorney in an energy regulatory practice for a Washington, D.C., law firm. Before attending law school, she worked as an electrical engineer for General Motors Corporation.

Ms. Walker earned a Juris Doctorate from George Washington University in Washington, D.C., and a Bachelor of Science in Electrical Engineering from Kettering University in Flint, Michigan.

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