In this profile video Transportation TV introduces you to American Association of State Highway and Transportation Officials 2017 President, David B. Bernhardt, P.E., Commissioner of the Maine Department of Transportation. Bernhardt was elected AASHTO President in Nov. 2016 and he has identified three main areas of emphasis for his presidency: working closely with the new Administration and members of Congress to develop strong transportation legislation and policies; freight and freight connectivity, and; implementing AASHTO’s committee restructuring. President Bernhardt was appointed Commissioner by Maine Governor Paul R. LePage in February 2011. Prior to that Bernhardt served in several top positions at Maine DOT including director of Engineering and Operations. Bernhardt is a 1984 graduate of the University of Maine at Orono, where he earned Associates and Bachelors of Science degrees in Civil Engineering.