Deputy Executive Director for Planning and Administration
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Deputy Executive Director for Planning and Administration

Brandye Hendrickson serves as Deputy Executive Director for Planning and Administration of the Texas Department of Transportation.

Hendrickson served much of her career in various roles within the Indiana Department of Transportation, including leading the agency as Commissioner in a CEO capacity from 2015-2017. She successfully championed efforts to streamline and improve the delivery of transportation projects, fostered collaboration and promoted innovation.

As Deputy Director of AASHTO, Hendrickson most recently worked on critical legislative initiatives that included COVID relief funding for state DOTs and key legislative efforts for transportation funding. She led development efforts for AASHTO’s Strategic Plan and increased focus for the organization’s diversity, equity and inclusion initiatives.  

From 2017-2019, Hendrickson served as Acting Administrator of the Federal Highway Administration (FHWA). At FHWA, Hendrickson led development of policy and programs around the administration’s safety, infrastructure, innovation and accountability goals. 

Hendrickson has served on multiple transportation boards and is a recognized leader for her contributions to the transportation industry. She is a graduate of Indiana University.