The American Association of State Highway and Transportation Officials (AASHTO) is a non-profit, non-partisan association that represents the member highway and transportation departments in 50 states, the District of Columbia, and Puerto Rico.

It also includes associate membership status for several toll authorities, cities/counties, and Canadian provinces. AASHTO created the Cooperative Computer Software Development program when it realized that the commercial marketplace was not effectively meeting the needs of its members. Since 1985, this program has allowed its members to cost effectively develop, maintain, and enhance the AASHTOWare® software.

AASHTO Support Team

Keith Platte

Associate Project Director

Keith Platte began his career in Civil Engineering in 2001. He spent time in the private sector doing project design, and on the public sector worked for a state DOT (Michigan Department of Transportation).

This is Keith’s second stint with AASHTO. He was originally hired back in 2006 and left in May 2013. During that time, he worked with the following committees/technical service programs: Bridge and Structures, Materials, A.I.I., Design, Research Advisory Committee, TC3, Right of Way, Utilities and Outdoor Advertising Control, NTPEP, APEL, DAMS, TSP2, LRFD, International and Domestic Scan Programs, and coordination with NTSB. In 2018, Keith’s took his current role as Associate Project Director in the AASHTOWare program.  In this position, he helps the Project Task Force manage the AASHTOWare Project software.

Keith is a licensed Professional Engineer (P.E.) in the state of Michigan since 2005. He earned a Bachelor of Science in Civil Engineering from Arizona State University in 2001. Keith also earned a Masters in Transportation Policy, Operations, and Logistics from George Mason University in 2014. He enjoys spending his free time with his wife, Erin, daughter, Viola and German Shepard, Sheila.  When not doing the husband/father gig, Keith enjoys watching football, playing soccer, attending concerts, and cooking.

Brian Korschgen

Project Manager

As an AASHTOWare Project Manager, Brian acts as a liaison to the Project Task Force (PTF) to help facilitate the strategic plan, administer development contracts, coordinate solicitation efforts, monitor and forecast the AASHTOWare Project budget, and distribute information to the user community.  Brian also coordinates several activities with our contractor, Infotech, to make sure the PTF is equipped with information needed to oversee the AASHTOWare Project program.

In addition to these responsibilities, Brian acts as a general resource to the PTF, Infotech, and the user community to ensure AASHTOWare Project remains a successful software solution for transportation agencies.

Chui McConnell

Senior Marketing Director

Angel Williams

AASHTOWare Business Operations Manager

Tinika Fowlkes

Customer Success Manager

As the AASHTOWare Customer Success Manager, Tinika works closely with our customers to understand their challenges and strategic goals, to help them bridge the gap between their technology and business needs so they can realize value from their use of the AASHTOWare products.

This critical function to the team is responsible for engaging customer leadership teams, driving ongoing adoption and successful use of the software, and encouraging user participation in the AASHTOWare community.  Tinika works alongside the AASHTOWare staff, task forces, and contractors to serve our member community to make AASHTOWare a part of everyday work life of transportation professionals across the U.S. and to improve our product and user experience.