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FHWA 19-09Contact: Cathy St. Denis
Wednesday, July 1, 2009Tel.: (202) 366-0660

Maine's Nadeau Named as Deputy Administrator of Federal Highway Administration

WASHINGTON – Gregory G. Nadeau will join the Federal Highway Administration as Deputy Administrator on July 8, federal officials announced today.

"Greg's background is ideal for the Federal Highway Administration," said FHWA's Executive Director Jeffrey F. Paniati. "He brings a unique combination of transportation and legislative experience.  His strong background in economic development will be a valuable asset as we work to support our economic recovery."

Since 2002, Nadeau served as Maine Department of Transportation's Deputy Commissioner for Policy, Planning and Communications. In this role, he managed the state's transportation planning, freight and business services. He also served on the Maine Turnpike Authority's Board of Directors, and was the state transportation department's liaison to Maine' congressional delegation.  He has also been very involved in numerous statewide economic growth initiatives.

From 1978 to 1990, Nadeau represented Lewiston in the Maine House of Representatives including a stint as House Chairman of the Joint Standing Committee on Housing and Economic Development.

Nadeau served as Gov. Angus King's senior policy advisor from 1995 to 2002, where he focused on issues ranging from transportation and economic development to international trade and public safety.

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