Program Director for Environment
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.
Melissa Savage is the Director of the Center for Environmental Excellence. In this role, she oversees Center programs and products and promotes the Center as a resource for member state transportation agencies seeking technical assistance, training, information exchange, partnership building opportunities, and quick and easy access to environmental tools.
Prior to joining AASHTO, Melissa spent 13 years with the National Conference of State Legislatures (NCSL) as a Director in the Environment, Energy, and Transportation program. During her time at NCSL, Melissa authored several publications on transportation-related policy, testified before state legislative committees and working groups, and managed several cooperative agreements between NCSL and the federal government. Following her time at NCSL, Melissa held positions with SAS Institute, a data analytics company based in Cary, North Carolina and the National Association of State Energy Officials. She holds a B.A. in Political Science from Colorado State University and a Master’s of Public Administration from the University of Colorado.
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.
Associate Program Manager for Environment
Bryan Hong works with the Center for Environmental Excellence by supporting its Technical Working Group of federal- and state-level advisors and contributing to the task teams on overall marketing, stormwater, resiliency, bicycle and pedestrian activities, Transportation Research Board (TRB) collaboration, and P3 and tolling projects. He also liaises with the AASHTO Resilient and Sustainable Transportation Systems Technical Services Program (RSTS) and the Standing Committee on Environment’s subcommittees on Air Quality and Natural Resources. Additionally, he serves as a member on the TRB AFB65 Stormwater Committee. Bryan joined AASHTO full time in the summer of 2015 and is a native of Novi, Michigan. He has a B.A. in Political Science and Sociology from the University of Michigan (Go Blue!) along with a M.S. degree in Public Policy and Management from Carnegie Mellon University.