The board of directors of the American Association of State Highway and Transportation Officials elected Dr. Shawn Wilson, Secretary of the Louisiana Department of Transportation and Development, as its first African-American President in the association’s 107-year history. Dr. Wilson, who served as AASHTO’s 2020-2021 vice president, has been the Secretary of the Louisiana Department of Transportation and Development since January 11, 2016. Today, Dr. Wilson manages a workforce of 4,200 employees and a $2.7 billion budget. In this AASHTO Presidential Profile video, Dr. Wilson speaks candidly about his life, professional career, and presidential emphasis areas. Topping his list of priorities is to expand opportunities within the state DOT community by creating a culture that identifies, trains, and empowers individuals in under-represented populations covering age, gender, ethnicity, and race.
Video Profiles AASHTO’s First African-American President
November 1, 2021
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