First Year Judge 2023

Ms. Monique Evans is the Director of the Eastern Federal Lands (EFL) Highway Division in the Federal Highway Administration. EFL operates as part of the Federal Lands Highway Program, serving the transportation engineering needs of Federal Land Management Agencies and other interagency partners in the 31 states from the western border of the Mississippi River to the east coast, as well as the District of Columbia, and the territories of Puerto Rico and the US Virgin Islands. As the Division Director, Ms. Evans provides senior executive level leadership for over 260 employees in delivering more than 200 annual road and bridge improvement projects on Federal and Tribal lands such as our National Parks, Wildlife Refuges, and Indian Reservations.

Ms. Evans joined FHWA in 2010 as the Director of the Office of Safety Research and Development at the Turner-Fairbank Highway Research Center, where until 2018 she provided executive leadership and guidance for improving and advancing transportation safety-related technologies and innovations through research, development, and testing. During that time, she also served temporary terms as the Acting Director of the Office of Corporate Research, Technology, and Innovation Management and as the Acting Associate Administrator for Research, Development and Technology.

Prior to joining FHWA, Ms. Evans served in a variety of progressively responsible roles with the Ohio Department of Transportation, including the Administrator of the Office of Research and Development. Before that she worked at several architecture/engineering consulting firms as a structural designer, architectural detailer, and engineering technician.

Ms. Evans holds a B.S. in Civil Engineering from the University of Cincinnati, where she majored in Structural Engineering. She is a Registered Professional Engineer in Ohio and a Certified Public Manager (CPM).