The Trump administration announced Friday its intention to nominate Paul Trombino III of Wisconsin to be the administrator of the Federal Highway Administration.
Trombino served as the Iowa Department of Transportation from 2011 to 2016, "where he was responsible for the planning, design, construction, and operation of 9,400 miles of highways, 4,300 bridges, the modal programs of transit, rail, aviation, motor vehicle services which included driver and vehicle services, and motor carrier services and enforcement," the White House said in a statement.
A licensed professional engineer in the states of Iowa and Wisconsin, Trombino currently is president of McClure Engineering Company, a civil engineering company focused on transportation, aviation, water, and structures projects. Prior to that he was the president of the American Association of State Highway Transportation Officials and vice chair of the Transportation Research Board Executive Committee.
Brandye Hendrickson is the acting administrator of the Federal Highway Administration.
The 2,900 person agency within the Transportation Department "supports State and local governments in the design, construction, and maintenance of the Nation's highway system (Federal Aid Highway Program) and various federally and tribal owned lands (Federal Lands Highway Program)," according to the agency website. "Through financial and technical assistance to State and local governments, the Federal Highway Administration is responsible for ensuring that America's roads and highways continue to be among the safest and most technologically sound in the world."