(Sean Whaley/Nevada News Bureau) – Susan Martinovich, director of Nevada’s Department of Transportation, has been elected vice president of the American Association of State Highway and Transportation Officials. She is the organization’s first female vice president.
AASHTO is a national organization that serves as a liaison between state departments of transportation and the federal government. AASHTO also issues standards for design, construction of highways and bridges, materials, and many other technical areas.
Martinovich is also involved in national activities in the areas of project management, safety, and research. She currently serves as the chairwoman of the AASHTO Standing Committee on Research, vice-chairwoman for the Standing Committee on Highway Traffic Safety, and chairwoman of the Leadership and Engineering Management Committee.
Martinovich has worked for the Transportation Department for more than 25 years. As director, she is responsible for the daily operations of a department that has an annual operating budget of $674 million and 1,700 employees.
Martinovich has a bachelor’s degree in civil engineering from the University of Nevada, Reno, and is a licensed professional engineer in Nevada and California.