President Obama has nominated Deputy Administrator Greg Nadeau as administrator of the Federal Highway Administration, according to an American Association of State Highway and Transportation Officials and White House press release.
According to his bio on FHWA’s website, Nadeau was in the Maine House of Representatives from 1978 to 1990. While representing Lewiston, he served on several committees including Standing Committees on Transportation, Appropriations and Financial Affairs, and the House Chair of Housing and Economic Development.
Following his stint in the Maine House of Representatives, Nadeau was a senior political adviser to Gov. Angus King from 1995 to 2002. Some of the areas he was responsible for were transportation, energy and utilities, environmental protection and labor, and economic development.
From 2002 to 2009, Nadeau sat on the Maine Turnpike Authority’s board of directors and was MaineDOT’s middleman to Maine’s congressional delegation. He has been MaineDOT’s deputy commissioner for policy, planning and communication since 2003. Nadeau became the FHWA’s deputy administrator in 2009.
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