In 2015, Mark Norman was appointed as the Director of Development & Strategic Initiatives for the Transportation Research Board. In that role, he is responsible for enabling TRB to address critical and emerging issues in a more proactive manner, and for expanding the cross section of stakeholders involved in TRB.
From 2000 to 2014, Mark served as the Director of the TRB Technical Activities Division. This TRB Division is responsible for the 200+ TRB standing committees and their 5,000 volunteer members, the TRB Annual Meeting that attracts more than 12,000 transportation professionals each year, and numerous TRB conferences, workshops and publications produced throughout the year.
From 1991 to 2000, Mark served as Deputy Executive Director of the Institute of Transportation Engineers. In addition to his administrative responsibilities, Mark was responsible for ITE’s technical and professional activities, and the legislative and policy affairs for the Institute.
[Prior to rejoining ITE, Mark served as the Director of Policy Development for the Highway Users Federation. During much of that time, Mark was also the chief staff person responsible for organizing a new association - the Intelligent Vehicle/Highway Society of America, now ITS America, and served as its Acting Executive Director.]
Prior to that, Mark served for 13 years as the Director of Professional Programs for ITE, and 4 years with the New York State DOT. He has a B.S. degree in civil engineering from RPI, a Masters in transportation from Northwestern University, and is a registered Professional Engineer.