Director of Statewide Planning, Minnesota DOT
Philip Schaffner is the director for statewide planning at the Minnesota Department of Transportation responsible for long range policy, investment, corridor and asset management planning. His planning work has included a wide range of topics including transportation equity, climate change, resilience, connected and automated vehicles, economic development, complete streets, capital project prioritization and statewide visioning. Prior to joining MnDOT in 2009, he held positions at the Volpe National Transportation System Center in Cambridge, MA and a nonprofit affordable housing developer in Minneapolis, MN. He has a bachelor’s degree from Grinnell College and a Masters in Public Policy from the Harvard Kennedy School of Government.