Chief Operating Office, American Association of State Highway and Transportation Officials
Jack Basso joined AASHTO as Chief Operating Officer and Business Development Director in March of 2001, overseeing the management of a $60 million nonprofit organization representing the interests of State Departments of Transportation. Prior to joining AASHTO, Basso served as Assistant Secretary for Budget and Programs and as Chief Financial Officer of the U.S. Department of Transportation. Prior to his appointment by President Clinton to this position, he served as Deputy Assistant Secretary for Budget and Programs. Basso’s thirty-six years of service as a career official included assignments such as Assistant Director for General Management of the Office of Management and Budget, Deputy Chair for Management of the National Endowment for the Arts, and Director of Fiscal Services for the Federal Highway Administration. Basso currently serves as a board member of the Maryland Transportation Authority.