For Immediate Release
Posted: December 07, 2022


Richard Arcand, Public Information Officer
(603) 271-6495

William J. Cass Confirmed as New NHDOT Commissioner

Concord, NH - The New Hampshire Department of Transportation (NHDOT) is pleased to announce that New Hampshire Governor Christopher T. Sununu and the Executive Council has approved the nomination of William J. Cass to be the next NHDOT Commissioner.  Mr. Cass will complete the term of former Commissioner Victoria Sheehan who has accepted a new position at the Transportation Research Board in Washington, DC.

Commissioner Cass joined the NHDOT in 1986 and has over 35 years of state service with the NHDOT. Prior to serving as Assistant NHDOT Commissioner he held a number of supervisory and management positions at the Department including, Final Design Supervisor, Preliminary Design Section Head, Chief Project Manager, Assistant Director of Project Development, and Director of Project Development.  Bill was one of the Project Managers for the largest project the NHDOT has ever undertaken - the 20 mile, 800 million-dollar reconstruction and widening of Interstate I-93 from Salem to Manchester and was involved with the project throughout its development and construction.  He is also actively involved on committees for the American Association of State Highway and Transportation Officials (AASHTO), and the Northeast Association of State Transportation Officials (NASTO).

Bill has a Bachelor of Science degree in Civil Engineering from the University of New Hampshire, and lives with his wife Colleen, in Laconia.