Melinda B. Peters
State Highway Administrator
Ms. Peters was appointed SHA Administrator in November 2011. As Administrator, Ms. Peters oversees a $1.7 billion annual budget and more than 3,000 employees. Prior to her appointment, Ms. Peters was the Director for the largest transportation project in the State of Maryland, the Intercounty Connector. With a budget of $2.5 billion and a 5 year schedule to complete construction of 18 miles of new tolled highway, Ms. Peters managed a staff of more than 500 employees. Previous positions included design liaison for the Intercounty Connector project, team leader and project manager for the SHA Office of Highway Development managing and designing many projects throughout the State. Ms. Peters holds a bachelors degree in Civil Engineering from Virginia Polytechnic and State University as well as a Masters in Business Administration from Mount Saint Mary’s College. She is also a registered professional engineer in the State of Maryland.