The American Association of State Highway and Transportation Officials has appointed Shannon Marshall (seen above) – communications director for the Virginia Department of Transportation – as vice-chair of its Committee on Transportation Communications, known as TransComm.
[Above photo by Virginia DOT]
TransComm’s objective is to promote excellence in communications through the exchange of ideas and educational programming while advising other AASHTO committees on communications issues.
Marshall – a 15-year veteran of Virginia DOT and longtime TransComm member – leads an award-winning team of strategic communications professionals responsible for planning, developing, and implementing the department’s marketing, communications, and public relations strategies.
She began her career in television at WWBT NBC 12 and WTVR CBS 6 in Richmond, VA, and previously served as a press aide to former Virginia Governor and now Senator Mark Warner (D).
Marshall also served with the communication divisions of the Virginia Department of Health and the Richmond Police Department.
Accredited in public relations and a recipient of awards from the Public Relations Society of America and AASHTO, Marshall is a graduate of Virginia Commonwealth University, where she earned a bachelor’s degree in mass communications and a master’s degree in strategic public relations.