Kirsten Poston

Disability Program Manager
Federal Highway Administration/U.S. Department of Transportation


Kirsten Poston is a native of Philadelphia, PA. She majored in social work at the Rochester Institute of Technology and later attended Gallaudet University, where she received a Bachelor’s degree in Communications Arts. She has been with the Federal government for more than 28 years at the U.S. Department of Transportation. She is currently the Disability Program Manager for the Federal Highway Administration. Kirsten has served on the board of several national organizations and in her spare time, is actively involved in the deaf and disability communities.

Kirsten is a long time member of Deaf in Government and has served as board member at large and Vice Executive Chair of the former Deaf and Hard of Hearing in Government. She also has served six years on the Board of the National Association of the Deaf (NAD) in various capacities first as an appointed board member then as Secretary. She was Co-Chair of the NAD search committee that hired their CEO in 2010. She is an excellent presenter, trainer, and facilitator and is often sought after for her expertise in diversity and inclusion. Kirsten currently is a trustee appointed by the Governor of Maryland for the Maryland School for the Deaf. She has received numerous awards, accolades and recognition for her work. She currently lives in Maryland with her husband, three daughters and one son.


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