Ann M. Brach is the Director of Technical Activities at the Transportation Research Board (TRB) of the National Academy of Sciences. In this role she leads activities in support of an array of federal, state, local, and private sector sponsors. These activities are designed and carried out by several thousand volunteer experts from every discipline related to transportation, supported by a team of 34 dedicated staff and include TRB’s Annual Meeting, dozens of smaller conferences, the Transportation Research Record—a peer-reviewed journal, and other products and services that advance the knowledge and practice of transportation. Before coming to TRB, she was Research and Technology Program Manager at the Federal Highway Administration and Chief of the Research and Technology Division of the Maryland State Highway Administration. She is a registered Professional Engineer in the Commonwealth of Virginia.