Patrick Herlihy was originally appointed by the Governor and Executive Council as Director of Aeronautics, Rail and Transit at the Department of Transportation on June 20, 2012. He oversees all aviation, transit (both public and intercity), and railroad programs administered by the Department.
He has over 37 years of experience in state government with a majority of that time spent managing community development and transportation programs for the State of New Hampshire.
Patrick was born, raised and educated in the State of New Hampshire receiving a Bachelors of Arts degree in Political Science from the University of New Hampshire in 1983. He currently resides in Hopkinton with his wife Cathy.