USDOT Appoints Mala Parker Acting Deputy Administrator of FHWA

Mala Parker’s portfolio at the Federal Highway Administration will include the role of acting deputy administrator, the U.S. Department of Transportation announced Aug. 15.

She succeeds Brandye Hendrickson, who left the agency for a leadership post with the American Association of State Highway and Transportation Officials in Washington.

Parker, the associate administrator for highway policy and external affairs at FHWA, had worked at American Trucking Associations, the U.S. Department of Labor and various member offices on Capitol Hill. She earned an undergraduate degree in political science from the University of Puget Sound, according to information provided by the department.