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Meet the NHDOT Commissioners

Victoria F. Sheehan

Commissioner Victoria Sheehan

Victoria Sheehan

Commissioner, NH Department of Transportation

Sworn in as the Commissioner of the New Hampshire Department of Transportation on October 19, 2015, Victoria Sheehan oversees a state agency with an operating budget of $650 million and over 1640 full-time employees dedicated to providing safe and efficient transportation systems.

Ms. Sheehan brings both transportation engineering and management experience to her role as Commissioner. In her years as a dedicated public employee, she has worked as a resident engineer and as a project manager, with a record of delivering contracts on-time and on-budget. She also has extensive experience in asset and performance management.

In her previous position as Manager of Strategic Planning and Highway Performance at the Massachusetts Department of Transportation, Ms. Sheehan was responsible for coordinating the Highway Division’s $5 billion capital plan and annual $600 million operating budget. While at MassDOT, Ms. Sheehan also served as the Program Manager for the state’s $3 billion Accelerated Bridge Program that completed in 2016.

Ms. Sheehan is the immediate Past-President of AASHTO, the American Association of State Highway and Transportation Officials (AASHTO) and is also a past-president of the Northeast Association of State Transportation Officials (NASTO). Currently she chairs the AASHTO Knowledge Management Committee. In 2021 she became a member of the ITS-America Board of Directors and was inducted into the Moles.

Commissioner Sheehan is originally from Ireland, and has a Master’s Degree in Structural Engineering and Architecture from the University of Edinburgh. She lives in Nashua, NH with her husband Sean and son Eoin.


Assistant Commissioner Bill Cass

Assistant Commissioner
Bill Cass

William J. Cass

Bill Cass is the Assistant Commissioner and Chief Engineer for the New Hampshire Department of Transportation. Prior to his appointment in April 2015, he served as the NHDOT's Director of Project Development for eight years, and had previously served as the Assistant Director of Project Development for three years.

Bill Cass has 30 years of experience in various design and management capacities for NHDOT including Chief of Preliminary Design, Chief Project Manager and Project Manager for the I-93 reconstruction and widening project from Salem to Manchester. He has a Bachelor of Science degree in Civil Engineering from the University of New Hampshire (1985).




Andre J. Briere

Andre Briere

Deputy Commissioner
Andre Briere

Andre J. Briere serves as the Deputy Commissioner of the New Hampshire Department of Transportation. He was sworn into his current office on August 6, 2021.

Mr. Briere brings extensive aviation, transportation, logistics, emergency management, and safety management experience to his role as Deputy Commissioner. These skills were honed over decades of increasingly responsible US military commands and C-suite roles in industry. He is a US Air Force Command Pilot, Lean Six Sigma Black Belt, and FEMA-certified National Executive Emergency Manager.

Andre graduated with honors from the United States Air Force Academy in 1990 and holds multiple graduate degrees with academic distinction. He retired from the US Air Force as a full Colonel in 2019. Mr. Briere most recently served in government as the Defense Attaché of the United States to the Russian Federation in Moscow, Russia. In that capacity, he served as the senior US defense official to the Russian government and the personal representative of the Secretary of Defense and Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff to the Russian General Staff. He lives near Concord, NH with his wife Catherine; they have two grown children, Andre W. and Reagan.

New Hampshire Department of Transportation
PO Box 483 | 7 Hazen Drive | Concord, NH | 03302-0483
Tel: 603.271-3734 | Fax: 603.271.3914

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