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Meet the NHDOT Commissioners

Victoria F. Sheehan

Commissioner Victoria Sheehan

Victoria Sheehan

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 1,600 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 recently completed $3 billion Accelerated Bridge Program. 

In October of 2019, Ms. Sheehan was elected as vice president of the American Association of State Highway and Transportation Officials (AASHTO). She is also a member of AASHTO’s executive committee and serves as the chair of the Strategic Management Committee, Transportation Policy Forum, and Knowledge Management Committee.

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 of 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).

Christopher M. Waszczuk

Chris Waszczuk presently serves as the Deputy Commissioner within the New Hampshire Department of Transportation. He has served in this capacity since February 2016 after spending the preceding nine months as the Director of Project Development.

Christopher Waszczuk

Deputy Commissioner
Chris Waszczuk

Overall, Chris has over 30 years of experience with the DOT, the first fourteen years as a structural engineer within the Bridge Design Bureau, followed by six years as a Project Manager within the Highway Design Bureau, four years as the Chief Project Manager for Project Development, and six years as the Turnpikes Administrator. He has led several notable initiatives including the development and implementation of the northeast region's first Open Road Tolling facility at the Hampton Mainline Toll, a second ORT facility at the Hooksett Mainline Toll, development of the Hooksett Welcome Center re-development project, development of a tri-state violation reciprocal agreement involving NH-ME-MA, and the implementation of Lean Staffing in Toll Operations. Chris graduated magna cum laude with a Bachelor of Science degree in Civil Engineering from the University of Massachusetts at Amherst and is a licensed Professional Engineer in the state of NH.

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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