Director for Environmental Programs
Shannon Eggleston is the Program Director for Environment at AASHTO. She is also the Director of the Center for Environmental Excellence by AASHTO (Center). She oversees Center programs and products and strives to find innovative ways to assist state transportation agencies in improving public trust, environmental performance and program delivery. Shannon also serves as the liaison to the AASHTO Standing Committee on Environment (SCOE). In this capacity, Shannon assists in formulating and developing AASHTO positions and responses to policy initiatives by Congress, federal agencies, and other organizations, works with SCOE to develop environmental policy positions for AASHTO Board consideration, and works to advance AASHTO policy positions and initiatives.
Prior to joining AASHTO in 2004, Shannon served as environmental counsel to the New York State Thruway Authority in Albany, NY. Shannon also served as counsel to the New York State Senate Transportation Committee, and worked at the New York State Department of Environmental Conservation, the U.S. House of Representatives, and the Rensselaer County District Attorney’s Office.
Shannon earned a Bachelor of Arts degree in political science and finance from the Catholic University of America and a law degree from the Albany Law School of Union University.
Samantha Hoilett is the Program Coordinator for Environment at AASHTO. She oversees several Center programs and products as well as supports AASHTO’s Standing Committee on Environment (SCOE) through planning national conferences, training workshops, webcasts, webinars, meetings with State DOTs and environmental resource agencies, and answering inquiries from members and the public about program and project delivery. She received her Bachelors of Arts from George Washington University in Environmental Studies and International Affairs.