What is NASTO?
The Northeast Association of State Transportation Officials (NASTO) brings together representatives from the state transportation departments of the Northeastern United States and the Canadian provinces of Ontario and Quebec. NASTO serves as a focal point for discussion and research on transportation issues of interest to its members, with an emphasis on promoting cooperation and partnership among its members.NASTO members include the Transportation Departments (or equivalent) and their employees in Connecticut, Delaware, District of Columbia, Maine, Maryland, Massachusetts, New Hampshire, New Jersey, New York, Ontario, Pennsylvania, Quebec, Rhode Island, and Vermont.
NASTO President Nicole Majeski
Secretary, Delaware Department of Transportation
Nicole Majeski was sworn in as the 11th Secretary of the Delaware Department of Transportation on January 13, 2021. As Secretary, she leads an organization responsible for 90% of the state’s transportation network, including the Division of Motor Vehicles and the Delaware Transit Corporation. Oversees the development and implementation of a six-year capital program of over $4 billion and ensures compliance with U.S. Department of Transportation. In addition, she works with the state’s counties, municipalities and towns to coordinate land use planning and transportation infrastructure needs throughout the state. With an annual budget of nearly $1 billion and a dedicated workforce of over 2,500 employees, Nicole oversees one of the largest departments in state government.
Prior to becoming Secretary, Nicole served as Deputy Secretary of DelDOT where she assisted in overseeing daily operations, managed policy and legislative initiatives, constituent relations, employee development and the audit section.
Before joining the state, Nicole worked for New Castle County Government for seven years, serving as chief of staff to then County Executive Chris Coons. She is a graduate of the University of Delaware and a Council of State Government Toll Fellow.
NASTO Vice President Everett Lott
Director, District DOT
Everett Lott is the Director of the District Department of Transportation. Appointed in January 2021, he is chiefly responsible for equitably delivering a safe, sustainable, and reliable multimodal transportation network for all residents and visitors of the District of Columbia. He brings more than 28 years of experience in administration, including human resources, budget and finance, grants, labor and employee relations, and facilities management.
Prior to joining DDOT, Everett was appointed to the Senior Executive Service (SES) in 2016 as the Associate Administrator for Administration for the Pipelines and Hazardous Materials Safety Administration (PHMSA). Everett later joined the Federal Highway Administration as the Senior Advisor for Shared Services.
Before his appointment to the SES, Everett was part of the Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA) executive team in the HIV/AIDS Bureau as the Director of the Office of Operations and Management. Everett is not a newcomer to the District government. He previously served as the Acting Budget Director for the District of Columbia Public Schools, Senior Manager in the Executive Office of the Mayor, and as Deputy Director/Chief of Staff in the District’s emergency 911 communications center.
Everett earned his B.A. and M.A. from Texas Tech University and completed additional graduate work at Harvard University. He is also a graduate of the Federal Executive Institute’s Leadership for a Democratic Society.
NASTO Treasurer Andre Briere
Deputy Commissioner, New Hampshire DOT
Andre J. Briere is the Deputy Commissioner of the New Hampshire Department of Transportation. He was sworn into his current office on August 6th 2021. In this capacity, he oversees a $650 million annual budget and helps lead a state agency of over 1,600 employees dedicated to providing safe, efficient transportation systems for Granite Staters. He exercises overall direction and oversight for administration and finance at NHDOT as well as statutory responsibility for all aviation, rail, and transit within the State of New Hampshire.
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. He lives near Concord, NH with his wife Catherine; they have two grown children. This is his second term as NASTO Treasurer.
NASTO Secretary Shanté Hastings
Deputy Secretary and Chief Engineer, Delaware DOT
Shanté Hastings is the Deputy Secretary and Chief Engineer for the Delaware Department of Transportation, where she has worked since graduating from the University of Delaware in 2000 with a bachelor’s degree in Civil Engineering. As Chief Engineer Shanté is responsible for implementation of the Department’s $650 million annual Capital Transportation Program delivered by her team of 450 staff statewide. She is also involved with personnel management, legislation and national transportation policy in her role as Deputy Secretary.
In 2013, Shanté was awarded the Young Engineer of the Year Award by the Delaware Engineering Society in recognition of her work in the field of engineering and community service. She currently serves as the Chair of the AASHTO Innovation Initiative and Vice Chair of the AASHTO Committee on Transportation System Operations. Shanté also serves on the boards for Leadership Delaware, the Delaware State Fair and the Joshua M. Freeman Foundation.