Speaker

Stephanie Pollack

Deputy Administrator

Federal Highway Administration (FHWA)

Biography

Stephanie Pollack was named Deputy Administrator of the Federal Highway Administration (FHWA) on January 27, 2021. In this role, Ms. Pollack provides executive leadership and strategic direction within FHWA to advance the goals and priorities of the Department.

Ms. Pollack brings more than 30 years of executive experience in transportation and transit, sustainability, environmental health and public policy strategy to the 2,700-person agency, and oversees an annual budget of $49 billion.

Most recently, Ms. Pollack served as Secretary and Chief Executive Officer of the Massachusetts Department of Transportation, where she was responsible for a fully multimodal state transportation department, oversaw the leadership of the Massachusetts Bay Transportation Authority and served on the board of the Massachusetts Port Authority.

Previously, Ms. Pollack taught and led transportation research at Northeastern University’s School of Public Policy and Urban Affairs and the Dukakis Center for Urban and Regional Policy in Boston. She was a partner with BlueWave Strategies and, for nearly two decades, held increasingly senior leadership positions at the Conservation Law Foundation, a regional environmental advocacy organization.

Ms. Pollack earned a J.D. from Harvard Law School and a Bachelor of Science in Mechanical Engineering and a Bachelor of Science in Public Policy from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology.