Jeff Paniati is the Executive Director and CEO of the Institute of Transportation Engineers, an international membership association of more than 16,000 transportation professionals who work to improve safety and mobility for all transportation system users and help build smart and livable communities.  

Prior to joining ITE, Mr. Paniati had a 32-year career with the Federal Highway Administration where he held leadership positions in the areas of system management and operations, intelligent transportation systems and highway safety. He served as FHWA Executive Director from 2008–2015.

Mr. Paniati has received numerous honor awards, including the prestigious Presidential Rank Award of Distinguished Executive. He has been inducted into the University of Connecticut Academy of Distinguished Engineers, the ITS America Hall of Fame, and the ITS World Congress Hall of Fame.

Mr. Paniati has a bachelor’s degree in civil engineering from the University of Connecticut and a master’s degree in civil engineering from the University of Maryland. He is a Fellow of ITE and a registered professional engineer.

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