AASHTO President Paul Trombino III, Iowa

President Trombino's Areas of Emphasis

  • Ensuring AASHTO is well positioned to serve its member departments, and
  • Implementing AASHTO's new strategic plan, including completing a thorough review of committee structure.

Appointed Director of the Iowa Department of Transportation in May 2011, Trombino is responsible for a $1 billion annual budget, approximately 3,000 employees, 9,400 miles of highways and 4,300 bridges. The state's modal programs of transit, rail, and air as well as motor vehicle services, motor carrier services, and enforcement departments also fall under the agency's umbrella.

Trombino is a member of the AASHTO executive committee and Chair of the AASHTO Subcommittee on Transportation Communications. Prior to joining Iowa DOT, Trombino worked at the Wisconsin Department of Transportation for 17 years holding several positions, including operations director of the highway division and director of the Bureau of Transit, Local Roads, Rails and Harbors. Trombino also spent four years in the finance and banking industry in Chicago and Washington, D.C. Trombino earned a Bachelor of Science degree in Civil Engineering from the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee and a Bachelor of Science degree in Economics from the University of Wisconsin-Madison.