AnnSchneider IDOT Seminar

Special Transportation Center Seminar: "Transforming Transportation for Tomorrow"

Ann L. Schneider

Illinois Department of Transportation

Friday, Septemeber 27, 2013
1:30 pm

Northwestern University
Transportation Center
Ruan Conference Center
Chambers Hall – 600 Foster, Evanston

Secretary Schneider was appointed by Illinois Governor Pat Quinn in July 2011, confirmed unanimously by the Illinois Senate the following month, and was confirmed for a second term in May 2013.  Her 25 years of service with the state of Illinois, including nearly 8 with the department as the Chief Fiscal Officer and Chief Operating Officer have proven influential as she passionately continues her service as Illinois’ Secretary of Transportation. Secretary Schneider oversees a workforce of over 5,200 employees with oversight of more than $15.3 billion in capital projects that span rail, roadway, air, and transit programs.

Under her leadership, Illinois has developed its first freight mobility plan and state rail plan.  She is the chair of AASHTO’s Standing Committee on Rail Transportation (SCORT) and CMAP’s Policy Committee. She is a member of the AASHTO Sustainable Transportation: Energy, Infrastructure and Climate Solutions (STEICS) Steering Committee, and as Secretary, she sits on AASHTO’s Board of Directors. 

Furthermore, in June, 2013, she was named chair of The U.S. Department of Transportation National Freight Advisory Committee.

Secretary Schneider has her Masters of Public Administration and has completed her coursework, all but dissertation, for her Doctorate of Public Administration from the University of Illinois, Springfield.