Shelley Row, Director of the U.S. Department of Transportation's Intelligent Transportation Systems (ITS) Joint Program Office

Shelley J. Row is Director of the U.S. Department of Transportation's Intelligent Transportation Systems (ITS) Joint Program Office (JPO), a position she has held since January 2007. As JPO Director, Ms. Row manages a $110 million annual budget to advance research and deployment of ITS, in support of the Transportation Department's goals of reducing congestion and improving safety and productivity. Ms. Row's federal career began in 1987 when she joined the Federal Highway Administration (FHWA), working in its division offices in California, Arizona and North Carolina. In 2000, she became Director of FHWA's Office of Transportation Operations, then in 2003 left FHWA to become Chief Technical Officer for the Institute of Transportation Engineers, the position she held for three years immediately prior to becoming Director of the ITS Joint Program Office. Shelley has received numerous awards in government service. Among these, in addition to the Secretary of Transportation's awards, are the FHWA's Administrator's team award and the Administrator's Superior Achievement Award. Shelley holds Bachelor degrees in Civil Engineering and Architecture from Texas Tech University and an MBA in management from Virginia Tech. She is a registered professional engineer and professional transportation operations engineer.