Jim Tymon is AASHTO’s Chief Operating Officer (COO) and the Director of Policy and Management. Jim works closely with State Departments of Transportation in the development of AASHTO’s transportation policy positions and oversees the monitoring of legislative, administrative, and regulatory activities relating to transportation. As AASHTO’s COO, Jim also oversees the management of the Association’s internal operations. Prior to joining AASHTO in December of 2013, Jim was the Staff Director of the Highways and Transit Subcommittee of the House Transportation and Infrastructure Committee. As Staff Director, Jim managed the Subcommittee responsible for writing legislation for the Federal Highway Administration, the Federal Transit Administration, the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, and the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration. Jim was the Committee’s lead staffer for the development of MAP-21 — the surface transportation bill signed into law in 2012 and SAFETEA LU – the surface transportation bill signed into law in 2005.