Brandye Hendrickson is the Deputy Executive Director at TxDOT. Hendrickson, who has extensive transportation experience on the state and national levels, is formerly Deputy Director of the American Association of State Highway and Transportation Officials (AASHTO). Hendrickson served much of her career in various roles within the Indiana Department of Transportation, including leading the agency as Commissioner in a CEO capacity from 2015-2017. She successfully championed efforts to streamline and improve the delivery of transportation projects, fostered collaboration and promoted innovation. As Deputy Director of AASHTO, Hendrickson most recently worked on critical legislative initiatives that included COVID relief funding for state DOTs and key legislative efforts for transportation funding. She led development efforts for AASHTO’s Strategic Plan and increased focus for the organization’s diversity, equity and inclusion initiatives.