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Photo of Thomas D. EverettThomas D. Everett

Executive Director

Federal Highway Administration (FHWA)

On October 22, 2018, Mr. Thomas (Tom) Everett was named Executive Director for the Federal Highway Administration, a role in which he 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.

Since 2016, Mr. Everett has served as the Associate Administrator for FHWA’s Office of Infrastructure. In this capacity, he provided leadership, policy direction, and oversight to guide the administration and implementation of the Federal-aid Highway Program.  Tom led key program areas dealing with design, construction, and preservation of pavements, bridges, tunnels, as well as asset management, transportation performance management, emergency relief, consultant services, and construction contract administration.  He also served as the suspension and debarment official for the Agency.  Prior to becoming Associate Administrator, Tom served as the Office Director for the Office of Program Administration where he guided stewardship and oversight of the Federal-aid program.

Tom has also held positions as the Structural Engineer Team Leader in the Office of Bridges and Structures, Bridge Management/Inspection Engineer in the Resource Center, and other key positions including Technical Programs Team Leader in the Tennessee Division and Structural Engineer in FHWA's former Region 3.  Tom joined FHWA in 1985 as a Highway Engineer Trainee.

Tom is a registered professional engineer and holds a Master's Degree in Civil Engineering from Johns Hopkins University and a Bachelor's Degree in Civil Engineering from Rutgers University.


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