Press Release: Randell H. Iwasaki Named 2022 IRF "Man of the Year"
Washington DC, November 1, 2022 – Randell H. Iwasaki P.E., M. ASCE, an internationally recognized transportation policy-maker and industry leader, has been nominated to receive the International Road Federation's highest individual recognition on the opening day of the IRF Global R2T Conference & Exhibition in Washington DC.
Established in 1951, IRF's Man (or Woman) of the Year award recognizes eminent public, private and education sector professionals with an outstanding track record of leadership and commitment to the road transport industry. Over the years, the award has distinguished some of the world's most influential transport leaders for their work in the field of advocacy, policy, research and educational programs in support of better, safer, and more sustainable road networks globally.
Mr. Iwasaki is being recognized for a remarkable career at CALTRANS, Contra Costa Transportation Authority, and Amazon Web Services, where his transformational leadership has resulted in groundbreaking innovations and advanced the state of the art in safer and more sustainable mobility solutions.
According to IRF Chairman Dr. Bill Sowell, "This accolade crowns an exceptional career and recognizes Iwasaki’s important contribution as a thought leader with a demonstrated history of delivering forward-looking programs in an increasingly complex mobility environment. Randy has built his long career of success upon innovative, leading solutions that save lives. There is no higher calling than this for transportation professionals”.
Acknowledging the presentation of the Award, Iwasaki stated “Thank you to the IRF team, and to the men and women who volunteer time focusing on road safety around the world. I am truly honored by this recognition, and want to thank everyone who helped me get here."