Joung Lee

Deputy Director and Chief Policy Officer- American Association of State Highway and Transportation Officials (AASHTO)

Joung Lee leads AASHTO’s transportation policy work with Congress, federal agencies, and partner organizations. He also provides strategic support to AASHTO’s Board of Directors, Transportation Policy Forum, and Strategic Management Committee, along with other member-led committee and council leadership teams. 

In advancing AASHTO’s policy and management agenda, Joung coordinates development and implementation of AASHTO’s strategic plan, directs and develops activities to support AASHTO President’s emphasis areas, and conducts priority initiatives identified by the Association’s elected leadership, Board of Directors, and the Executive Director.

Joung began his career with the Federal Highway Administration in 2000 before joining AASHTO in 2007. He founded Young Professionals in Transportation-International in 2008, served as a former chair of The Road Gang, a DC-based highway policy society, and is a member of the Cornell Program in Infrastructure Policy advisory board. He is a graduate of the University of Virginia and the University of Pennsylvania.