FEB Weather Recommendation for Monday, March 6, 2023: OPEN – 1 Hour Delayed Arrival with Option for Unscheduled Leave/Telework


Wendall Meyer

FEB Chairman
Division Administrator
Federal Highway Administration

Wendall Meyer became the Division Administrator for the Minnesota Division Office in March 2019. In this position, he is responsible for leading and implementing national strategic transportation initiatives and successful Federal-aid program delivery in Minnesota.

Mr. Meyer joined the Federal Highway Administration (FHWA) in 1989 as a Highway Engineer Trainee. He has held key leadership and technical positions in numerous FHWA Division Offices including the past 11 years as the Division Administrator in North Dakota.

Mr. Meyer received his BS in Civil Engineering from the University of Nebraska-Lincoln

He is married to Ann and they have two adult children Marissa and Justin, and a 15-year old beagle named Toby. His personal interests include travel, outdoor activities, and watching college football.

Brett Coleman

FEB Vice Chairman
Executive Assistant to the Commander
U.S. Army Corps of Engineers

Brett is currently the Executive Assistant to the St. Paul District Commander, U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, St. Paul District.  His key roles are to assist the District Commander with the mission of the District and provide oversight to the District’s support offices.

Prior to this position, Brett was the co-project manager on the Fargo-Moorhead Metropolitan Flood Risk Management project from 2010 to 2015.  Coleman started with the Corps in 2009 as a project manager working on environmental infrastructure projects, flood risk reduction projects, and various feasibility studies.

Brett also worked for Natural Resources Conservation Service (NRCS) as a civil engineer on the Water Resources Planning Team from 2002 to 2009 where he assisted communities within Minnesota to identify possible solutions to their water resources problems.

From 1996 to 2022, Brett worked for the Minnesota Department of Natural Resources as a hydrologist, specializing in hydraulic and hydrologic computer modeling and lake gaging monitoring activities within the state of Minnesota.  

Brett graduated from the University of Minnesota with an engineering degree.  He is a registered professional engineer in Minnesota and a registered project management professional. 

Brian McDonald

FEB Second Vice Chairman
District Director
U.S. Small Business Administration

Under his leadership, McDonald’s team facilitates SBA-backed loans, advocates and trains small businesses for federal government contracting opportunities and works to improve entrepreneurial development and strengthen business growth in all 87 Minnesota counties.

Previously McDonald worked at SBA’s Headquarters as a Program Manager focused on economic development efforts. In 2016, he completed a professional development rotation, through the President’s Management Council, as a Policy Analyst at Health and Human Services (HHS) in HRSA’s Bureau of Health Workforce (BHW) working on programs and legislative requests aimed at supporting doctors and nurses in underserved areas. Prior to joining SBA, he worked for eight years in various team-lead positions within the U.S. Department of Treasury, CDFI Fund, responsible for grant funding, tax incentives, and bond guarantees to financial institutions committed to providing financial products and services in low-and-moderate-income communities. McDonald also has worked as a credit analyst for a regional bank in Upstate New York (in the “Finger Lakes”), and as a Loan Officer for the international micro finance non-profit, ACCION, in Albuquerque, New Mexico.

Originally from Rochester, New York, McDonald went to Syracuse University for undergrad and Georgetown University for his master’s degree, and currently resides in Minneapolis with his wife and children.