Governor Christopher Sununu (R) and the Executive Council have approved the nomination of William Cass (above at left) to be the next commissioner of the New Hampshire Department of Transportation.
[Above photo by the New Hampshire DOT]
He will complete the term of former Commissioner Victoria Sheehan (above at right), recently selected by the Transportation Research Board in Washington, D.C., to be its next executive director.
Cass – who previously served as the department’s assistant commissioner – joined the New Hampshire DOT in 1986.
He has held a number of supervisory and management positions over his 35-year career with the agency, including final design supervisor, preliminary design section head, chief project manager, assistant director of project development, and director of project development.
According to an agency statement, he was also one of the project managers for the largest project ever undertaken by the New Hampshire DOT – the 20 mile, 800 million-dollar reconstruction and widening of Interstate I-93 from Salem to Manchester.
Cass – actively involved on committees for the American Association of State Highway and Transportation Officials and the Northeast Association of State Transportation Officials – holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Civil Engineering from the University of New Hampshire. He lives with his wife Colleen, in Laconia.