President Barack Obama has nominated transportation veteran Greg G. Nadeau for the administrator position of the U.S. Department of Transportation’s Federal Highway Administration (FHWA).
Nadeau would replace Victor Mendez, who has been serving as DOT deputy secretary since July of last year.
Nadeau has served as the deputy administrator for FHWA since 2009, and briefly was the FHWA acting administrator from July 2014 to February 2015.
Prior to the FHWA, Nadeau worked at the Maine Department of Transportation, as the deputy commissioner for policy, planning and communications for five years and director of policy and communications for two years. He also served as a member of the Maine House of Representatives from 1978 to 1990, followed by posts as policy advisor in the Office of the Senate President of Maine, and senior policy advisor to Maine Gov. Angus King.
“I have known Greg for many years and have worked closely with him on several projects benefiting Maine’s transportation priorities,” Sen. Susan Collins (R-Maine) said in a report by the Bangor Daily News. “I am delighted the president has nominated him. This is well-earned recognition of Greg’s expertise in transportation policy.”
Sen. Angus King (I-Maine), the former governor for whom Nadeau served as an advisor, said in a statement Nadeau was a well-chosen fit for the position.
“As a trusted advisor during my time in the governor’s office, he provided me with invaluable advice and sound counsel, and I am confident that he will do the same for the president. I commend the president on his wish choice, and look forward to working closely with Greg to modernize America’s highway system.”