Carol A. Murray
Carol A. Murray, PE, graduated from the University of New Hampshire with a Bachelor of Science Degree in Civil Engineering in 1978. Carol then began a career with the NH Department of Transportation that spanned 33 years. The last 7 years were as the Commissioner, but included work as a survey technician, construction inspector, utilities engineer, design services engineer, administrator of the bureaus of transportation planning and right-of-way, director of administration, and assistant commissioner/chief engineer. Carol is a member of the American Society of Civil Engineers and the National Society of Professional Engineers, and was named Engineer of the Year in 2006. Carol became an honorary member of the NH Chapter of the American Institute of Architects for "her vision and determination to ensure a cooperative planning and design process, and to foster well-designed projects for the State of NH". Because of Carol’s belief that land use and transportation need to be better connected, she became a national leader in the Context Sensitive Solutions (CSS) arena. Carol started a CSS training course that involved DOT staff, regional planners, local planners, elected officials, and regulatory agency representatives. With MRI, Carol will work in the areas of CSS, helping to strengthen the connection between land use and transportation planning, developing creative solutions that leverage resources, are sustainable and reflect community values. In addition, Carol will work in the areas of Public Works, infrastructure condition assessment and capital planning, land use planning, and economic development.