Hon. Gregory G. Nadeau

Chairman & CEO

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Chairman & CEO

Infrastructure Ventures LLC

February 2017 - Present

Administrator,  Acting Administrator

USDOT Federal Highway Administration, Washington, D.C.

July 2009 - January 2017

Gregory G. Nadeau assumed the responsibilities of the Federal Highway Administration (FHWA) Administrator in December of 2013. On May 11, 2015, he was nominated by President Barack Obama to be Administrator of the Federal Highway Administration. Nadeau was subsequently and unanimously recommended to the U.S. Senate by the Environment and Public Works Committee, and confirmed.

As Administrator, he was responsible for overall administration and leadership of the FHWA and the $42 billion Federal Aid Highway Program. Significant time and attention was also applied to the implementation of Administration policy direction and the Secretary of Transportation’s policy priorities. 

Examples of FHWA support of priorities: Highway, bike and pedestrian safety, transportation sector workforce development, reconnecting communities and other components of Secretary Anthony Foxx's Ladders of Opportunity initiatives. Efficiency in project development and delivery through FHWA’s signature Every Day Counts Innovation Partnership with the States, national freight strategy development and promulgation of rules and regulations associated with the congressionally authorized implementation of MAP-21 and its successor, the FAST Act.

Deputy Administrator

USDOT Federal Highway Administration, Washington, D.C.

July 2009 - August 2015

While serving as Deputy Administrator, Nadeau focused significant attention on spearheading the architecture and administration of Every Day Counts, (EDC) since its launch by former Administrator Victor Mendez in 2010. EDC is the FHWA "Innovation Partnership with the States" which is designed to address highway safety and shortening project delivery time by accelerating the rapid deployment of technology and process innovation using a state based model. Partnering with FHWA teams across the nation on the implementation of EDC are state DOT and local partners, as well as stakeholders in the private and non-profit transportation sectors. A key highway transportation innovation network has emerged from this initiative made up of State Transportation Innovation Councils. (STICS) Every state, the District of Columbia, Puerto Rico and the Virgin Islands, have established a chartered STIC, led by the State DOT CEO's and the states FHWA Division Administrators. STICS are helping to lead their states and localities in the evolution of a continuous culture of innovation with their multi-modal partners, including the private sector and academia. The "AASHTO Innovation Initiative" will serve to strenghthen AASHTO's leadership role in EDC.
The Deputy Administrator served on the USDOT Freight Policy Council from its inception. It was created by Secretary Ray LaHood in September 2012 and was continued under Secretary Anthony Foxx. The purpose of the Council was to oversee and coordinate the development and implementation of MAP-21. Members of the Council also assisted in the development of FAST Act freight programs and policy provisions, including the development of the "Beyond Traffic 2045 National Freight Strategy Framework" to support the development of the final strategy due to Congress in 2017. The Council also, at the request of the Chair, made recommendations to the Secretary regarding freight policy issues. 

Deputy Commissioner for Policy, Planning & Communications

Maine Department of Transportation, Augusta, Maine

July 2004 - July 2009

Responsible for statewide transportation system planning, (all modes) state / federal policy development, governmental relations, as well as all departmental communications activities. Responsible for state/federal policy management and departmental liaison to the Maine Congressional Delegation.

• Managed a team of over 100 professionals and support staff
• Initiated and oversaw a strategic planning process to streamline and integrate multimodal planning within MaineDOT, including external regional transportation planning partners statewide.
• Worked to create a new Bureau of Transportation Systems Planning to more fully integrate all modes in the planning process. The Team Management concept created cross fertilization of staff expertise to leverage maximum potential of the system to support highway safety, as well as the needs of the economy and the environment.
• Led the development of the Twenty-Year Long Range Statewide Multi-modal Transportation Plan known as “Connecting Maine”. A two year process designed to identify and quantify the long term needs of the system, as well as to enhance awareness among state and local policy makers as to the financial challenges facing the state in order to address transportation infrastructure needs. 
• Created an Office of Communications and developed a comprehensive pro-active approach aimed at creating a more effective public communications and engagement capability.

Director, Office of Policy & Communications

Maine Department of Transportation, Augusta, Maine

November 2002 - August 2004

Coordinated state and federal policy for the department and served as liaison to the State Legislature and Congressional Delegation. During this period, under the new Administration of Governor John Baldacci and Commissioner David Cole, MaineDOT embarked upon a strategic planning process which resulted in advancing a number of policy and organizational objectives for which I was responsible. They included:

• An integrated approach to transportation planning that would leverage maximum capability from a more seamless transportation system.
• The development of a plan to reorganize elements of the department with increased emphasis on sustainability of our existing highway and bridge system, and expansion of our multi-modal capabilities.
• Create a more aggressive and sustained communications capability to improve relations with the public impacted by project delivery, and the planning process.
• The creation of the office of Deputy Commissioner for Policy and Communications was a product of this effort. Nadeau was appointed to this position in 2004.

Senior Policy Advisor

Office of Governor Angus King, Augusta, Maine

January 1995 - November 2002

Advised and provided policy development support to Maine Governor Angus King. As a Senior Policy Advisor to an Independent governor, the challenges associated with implementation of a policy agenda of the State’s Chief Executive were unique and required the ability to work across Party lines as well as the ability to construct coalitions around multiple initiatives on a frequent basis. The policy areas and departments for which I was responsible included; Transportation, Economic Development, International Trade, Public Utilities and Energy, Public Safety, Corrections, Environment, Defense, Veterans & Emergency Management and Labor. Duties also included serving as the Governor’s Liaison to the New England Governors Conference and the New England Governors/Eastern Canadian Premiers Conference.

Governor’s Policy Lead - Highlights:
• Increased and indexed to CPI the State’s fuel tax to fund ongoing highway and transit capital program 
• Governor’s lead on Task Force to reform and reform and rebuild Maine’s adult and youth correctional programs and facilities.
• Reorganized the states international trade programs and administration 
• Negotiated final agreement with the Premier’s Office of New Brunswick to accelerate the construction of the first new U.S./Canadian border crossing in more than three decades. Construction completed during the Administration of Governor John Baldacci
• Development of the New England Governors & Eastern Canadian Premiers Climate Change Action Plan
• Reformed and reorganized the state’s unemployment compensation system which resulted in the development of career centers across the state under the 1995 federal Workforce Development Act.

State Representative

Maine House of Representatives, Augusta, Maine

January 1978 - December 1989

Served in the Maine House of Representatives for twelve years. The following is a summary of his Standing Committee assignments:

1978-80 Member, Joint Standing Committee on Audit & Program review
Member, Joint Standing Committee on Election Laws
1981-82 Member, Joint Standing Committee on Audit & Program review
Member, Joint Standing Committee on Election Laws
1983-84 Chairman, Joint Standing Committee on Election laws
Member, Joint Standing Committee on Transportation
1985-86 Member, Joint Standing Committee on Appropriations & Financial Affairs
1987-88 Member, Joint Standing Committee on Appropriations & Financial Affairs
1989-90 Chairman, Joint Standing Committee on Housing and Economic Development 


University of Maine at Augusta

University of Southern Maine

1976 - 1978

Attended University of Maine at Augusta, and subsequently pursued additional academic credits through the University of Southern Maine Lewiston/Auburn College. (Elected to the Maine House of Representatives in 1978)