Commissioner Lettiere becomes AASHTO president
Just a few months after his appointment as Vice-President of the American Association of State Highway and Transportation Officials (AASHTO), Commissioner Jack Lettiere was the first New Jerseyan appointed AASHTO President on January 10.
Lettiere assumed the position when J. Bryan Nichol of Indiana resigned.
"Commissioner Lettiere is well-known to the state transportation community, particularly in his leadership in the strategic planning effort and in the areas of financial management and planning," said AASHTO Executive Director John Horsley.
He will host AASHTO's national spring meeting in Atlantic City in May. The four-day conference will draw CEOs and policy makers from every transportation department in the nation.
AASHTO, a nonprofit nonpartisan association founded in 1914, represents transportation departments in the 50 states, the District of Columbia and Puerto Rico. It supports transportation by air, highway, public transport, rail and water. It also plays a critical role determining national transportation policy and standards and is currently focused on the reauthorization of the federal transportation bill.
AASHTO's current mission is the reauthorization of federal transportation funding.
Lettiere has served as a member and Vice Chair of the AASHTO Working Group on Financial Issues, which developed the association's recommendation for the reauthorization of the federal highway and transportation program.