Meet the Secretary and Executive Team


Jared W. Perdue, P.E.
Secretary of the Florida Department of Transportation

Jared W. Perdue was named Secretary of the Florida Department of Transportation (FDOT) by Governor Ron DeSantis on April 7, 2022. As Secretary, Perdue 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 Perdue has devoted his career to the FDOT since entering public service through the Professional Engineer Training Program with FDOT District Three. After completing the program, he served in various leadership roles within the Department, including Geotechnical Engineer, Interim District Maintenance Engineer, District Traffic Operations Engineer, District Design Engineer, and Director of Transportation Development for District Three. Before being appointed as Secretary, he served as the District Five Secretary for two years during which he was responsible for projects and operations in the nine-county region, including SunRail, the multibillion-dollar I-4 Ultimate Project, and Wekiva Parkway.

Under Secretary Perdue’s leadership, the FDOT will continue to prioritize safety and embrace innovation to create and deliver a robust multimodal transportation system to support Florida.

Secretary Perdue received his bachelor’s degree in civil engineering from The Citadel, The Military College of South Carolina. He is married to his beautiful wife Brandis and has five daughters.

 


Executive Team

Name

Title

Phone

Jared W. Perdue

Secretary

(850) 414-4100

Kenyatta Lee

Interim Chief of Staff and Chief of Modal Development

(850) 414-4797

Rebekah Davis

General Counsel

(850) 414-5263

Lorie Matthews

Interim Chief Technology Officer

(850) 414-4771

Will Watts

Assistant Secretary for Engineering and Operations

(850) 414-5236

Lisa Saliba 

Assistant Secretary for Finance and Administration

(850) 414-5215

Brad Thoburn

Assistant Secretary for Strategic Development

(850) 414-5235

L.K. Nandam

District One Secretary

(800) 292-3368

Greg Evans

District Two Secretary

(800) 749-2967

Phillip Gainer

District Three Secretary

(888) 638-0250

Gerry O'Reilly

District Four Secretary

(866) 336-8435

John E. Tyler

District Five Secretary

(800) 780-7102

Stacy Miller

District Six Secretary

(800) 435-2368

David Gwynn

District Seven Secretary

(800) 226-7220

Nicola Liquori

Enterprise Director and Chief Executive Officer

(800) 749-7453

Huiwei Shen

Chief Planner

(850) 414-5246

Dan Hurtado

Chief Engineer

(850) 414-5203



Organization

Organizational Chart