Kevin J. Thibault was named Secretary of the Florida Department of Transportation (FDOT) by Governor Ron DeSantis on January 18, 2019. As Secretary, Thibault oversees the lead agency in state government with the statutory responsibility to coordinate the planning and development of a safe, viable, and balanced transportation system serving all regions of the state, and to assure the compatibility of all components, including multimodal facilities.
Secretary Thibault has spent half of his professional career in the private sector providing transportation engineering services for a number of states, including Florida, Massachusetts, Rhode Island, Vermont, Indiana, and California, as well as several Canadian transportation entities. For over 16 years, Thibault has served in various roles within FDOT from project management to executive leadership and has consistently focused on the importance of partnerships to deliver the transportation needs of the state.
Secretary Thibault has prioritized the implementation of several initiatives centered on improving safety, enhancing mobility, and inspiring innovation within the agency. He has also ensured that FDOT remains an active partner with national and industry associations. To that end, Secretary Thibault serves on the Board of Directors of the American Association of State Highway & Transportation Officials (AASHTO), where he also serves as Chair of the Council on Water Transportation, as well as serving on the Board of Directors of the Intelligent Transportation Society of America (ITS America), the nation’s leading advocate in the deployment of transportation technology.
Secretary Thibault is passionate about mentorship and building a diverse workforce for the future of Florida’s transportation system. His involvement with the academia community includes serving on the FAMU-FSU College of Engineering Dean’s Advisory Council, the UF Transportation Institute’s External Advisory Board, the USF Center for Urban Transportation Research, and the University of Massachusetts Dartmouth’s Dean’s Advisory Council for the University’s College of Engineering.
Secretary Thibault received his Bachelor of Science Degree in Civil Engineering from the University of Massachusetts Dartmouth.
Kevin J. Thibault
Chief of Staff
Interim Chief Technology Officer
Assistant Secretary for Engineering and Operations
Acting Assistant Secretary for Finance and Administration
Assistant Secretary for Strategic Development
District One Secretary
District Two Secretary
District Three Secretary
District Four Secretary
District Five Secretary
District Six Secretary
District Seven Secretary
Enterprise Director and Chief Executive Officer