Former FHWA Executive Director Tom Everett Joins RS&H

JACKSONVILLE, Fla., July 07 10, 2022 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — RS&H is proud to announce that former Federal Highway Administration (FHWA) executive Tom Everett has joined as vice president of the company’s strategic infrastructure team. engineering, architecture and consultancy. Everett will be responsible for strategy and consulting services in support of the company’s sales growth, geographic expansion and addition of new service lines related to the national infrastructure practice. RS&H.

Everett is a longtime veteran of the FHWA, considered the national authority on the development and implementation of highway infrastructure policies and performance standards. Prior to joining RS&H, Everett served as executive director of FHWA since 2018.

“I look forward to meeting the leaders of the various state departments of transportation and local agencies that I have worked so closely with over the past 37 years,” Everett said. “In my new capacity, there will be opportunities where I can help these agencies gain greater access to the benefits of these federal programs, while continuing to see the needs of the public served.”

Everett was part of the leadership team that helped draft the bipartisan infrastructure bill, also known as the Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act (IIJA). This comprehensive five-year legislation includes 376 separate federal programs that will provide federal funding for infrastructure improvements covering everything from aviation and public transit to water/wastewater, ports, roads and utilities. bridges. It is designed to improve resilience, extend sustainability, and encourage GHG reduction, alternative fuels, environmental conservation, and diversity, equity, and inclusion.

“RS&H is delighted to have Tom on our infrastructure strategy team,” said RS&H CEO David Sweeney. “Tom’s insight into federal programs will help improve our approach to supporting our public agency customers and better understand how RS&H can connect these agencies to available IIJA programs.”

One initiative Everett is known to passionately champion is mental health. He spearheaded FHWA’s new mental health awareness campaign and ensured that agency leaders and staff received mental health awareness training. Everett’s industry leadership will help support RS&H’s mental health advocacy.

“Tom’s leadership will be a tremendous asset to our organization and help develop project finance strategies to benefit our customers and their programs,” said Kim Holland, executive vice president of RS&H and chief strategy officer. ‘infrastructure.

Prior to becoming Executive Director, Everett served as Associate Administrator of FHWA’s Office of Infrastructure, providing leadership, policy direction, and oversight to guide the administration and implementation of the Federal-Aid Highway program. Everett led key program areas dealing with the innovation, design, construction and preservation of pavements, bridges and tunnels, as well as asset management, transportation performance management and emergency relief.

Everett is a licensed professional engineer and holds a master’s degree in civil engineering from Johns Hopkins University and a bachelor’s degree in civil engineering from Rutgers University.

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Former FHWA Executive Director Tom Everett has joined RS&H.

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