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FHWA Works: Employee Spotlight - Bruce Moody
Full Name: Bruce Moody
Title: Program Management Analyst
Division/Department: Oregon and Washington Divisions
Location: Salem, OR
What is your current position and how long have you been in this role?
I have been a Program Management Analyst for 12 years. I'm a 50/50 Shared Resource between the Oregon and Washington Divisions and I am based in the Oregon office, which is located in Salem, OR. Prior to that, I was an IT Specialist for FHWA from 1992 to 2005.
What is your typical workday like?
My day usually has a mixture of emails, phone calls and face-to-face meetings with people in order to update unit plans, risk activities, review tracking, dashboards and other Division Office reports. When needed, I assist with various bike/pedestrian projects, reviews and activities. I travel about once a month for a few days for face-to-face meetings in the Washington Division office, which is located in Olympia, WA.
What has been your biggest accomplishment over the last year?
I developed a variety of dashboards in which to better track various program areas on a monthly, quarterly and yearly basis. For example: I developed a Disadvantaged Business Enterprise (DBE) dashboard with Oregon DOT (ODOT) to better track the DBE utilization, which the DBE program managers can use to access ODOT's DBE program.
Prior to working at FHWA, what was the most unusual or interesting job you've ever had?
I owned and ran a small video production company back in the mid 1980s in San Diego, CA. We made corporate training videos for companies such as banks and the San Diego Zoo. It was a very fun time but with very long hours; but I was young and single back then so it was the perfect time in my life for that type of job.
What are your hobbies in your spare time?
I like to bike, ski, hike, spend time with my family, and create and edit videos.
Who do you admire in the transportation field (past or present) and why?
There are too many transportation people I admire for me to single out just one individual but I will say I admire the very friendly people who invest their time and effort into others to help further their careers and needs inside or outside our agency.
What is one of the biggest lessons you have learned in your career to get you where you are today?
Hard work, patience, and always being friendly to everyone (even those you might not agree with) have brought me joy and fulfillment working for FHWA, which is truly a great place to work and grow with fantastic people whom I proudly call my FHWA family.
Complete this sentence: "People would be surprised if they knew..."
I have my own YouTube channel "RockstarBruski" which is a nickname my friends gave me back in the 1980s when I used to DJ parties at my college (San Diego State University) with—yes you guessed it—vinyl records. On my channel I post the videos I create that are mostly about fun vacation cruises, vlogs, sports cars, and tech reviews.
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