Associate Administrator for Administration
Audrey L. Farley
In July 2018, Audrey L. Farley joined the Pipeline & Hazardous Materials Safety Administration (PHMSA) as the Associate Administrator for Administration. She joined PHMSA after serving as the Executive Director for the Office of the Assistant Secretary for Research and Technology (OST-R). As their senior career official, she provided executive leadership and oversight for headquarters program offices and two field locations: Volpe National Transportation Systems Center in Cambridge, Massachusetts and the Transportation Safety Institute in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma.
In November 2011, Audrey began her tenure with the U.S. Department of Transportation (DOT) as the Associate Administrator for Administration in OST-R's predecessor organization the Research and Innovative Technology Administration (RITA).
Audrey joined the DOT after graduating from the SES Candidate Development Program at the U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA), where she was assigned to the Office of Capital Access. Prior to joining SBA, Audrey served as the Director of Administrative and Financial Services at the U.S. Department of Agriculture, Economic Research Service. Audrey has over 30 years of Federal service and has been described as a true role model of perseverance and achievement. She began her career as a GS-2 with the U.S. General Services Administration, where she served for 21 years.
Audrey is a native of Washington, D.C. She is a member of the Conference of Minority Transportation Officials (COMTO), Women's Transportation Seminar (WTS), Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Inc., Federal Executive Institute Alumni Association, Executive Women in Government, Senior Executives Association and the African American Federal Executive Association, where she currently serves on its Board of Directors and is a graduate of the AAFEA Fellows Program. She earned a Bachelor of Science degree from the University of Maryland University College and a Masters degree in Public Administration from American University.