National Program Associate
Stacey D. Hodge worked more than 20 years as a private-sector engineer before transitioning into the public sector. She currently serves as Higher Heights for America’s national program associate, where she leads candidate research, race analysis and provides support for member relations and fundraising.
In 2013, Hodge was appointed to the United States Department of Transportation’s National Freight Advisory Committee where she co-chaired the agency’s First and Last Mile Subcommittee focused on urban freight issues affecting cities. Hodge previously worked for the New York City Department of Transportation as director of the Office of Freight Mobility, where she managed the city’s highway design plans, led a 13-person staff and managed a $6 million annual budget. From there, she transitioned into policy research, launching her consultancy SBI Strategies, Inc.
Hodge holds a bachelor’s degree in civil engineering from Florida Institute of Technology and a master’s degree in civil engineering from Purdue University. She received a financial success for nonprofits certificate from Cornell University in 2018.