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John Horsley

John Horsley

In 1999, John Horsley became Executive Director of the American Association of State Highway and Transportation Officials (AASHTO), which advocates policies and provides technology leadership on behalf of States to improve the Nation’s transportation system. Previously, Horsley was nominated by the President and confirmed by the Senate as Associate Deputy Secretary of Transportation where he served from 1993 to 1999 as the Department’s advocate for intermodal policies, quality of life initiatives and as liaison to State and Local Governments, US Congress, and transportation constituencies. A native of the Northwest, Horsley was elected to five terms as County Commissioner in Kitsap County, a community just west of Seattle. He is a graduate of Harvard, an Army veteran, a former Peace Corps volunteer and Congressional aide, and did graduate study at Georgetown. He is Past President of the National Association of Counties, and was founding Chairman of the Rebuild America Coalition.