Meet the Secretary and Executive Team
Jared W. Perdue, P.E.
Secretary of the Florida Department of Transportation
Jared W. Perdue, P.E. 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 entire career to the FDOT since entering public service through the Professional Engineer Training Program with FDOT District Three. The completion of this program kickstarted his FDOT career and, likewise, his passion for serving the people of Florida, as his various leadership roles within the Department have touched nearly every aspect of the state’s transportation system and the communities it serves. Through the years, Perdue has played integral roles in both operations and development where he has held positions as the District Geotechnical Engineer, District Traffic Operations Engineer, as well as the District Design Engineer. He also has a tremendous amount of experience with various modes of transportation including space, multi-use trails, and served as the CEO of SunRail.
appointment as Secretary, Perdue’s vision has led the Department’s efforts of
building a safer, stronger, and more resilient multimodal transportation system
with Florida’s communities at the very center. As Florida’s population
continues to grow and understanding the impact transportation has on the
quality of life for Floridians, Secretary Perdue strives to ensure that FDOT’s
infrastructure around the state will efficiently serve residents and visitors,
now and in the future, with an emphasis on embracing communities to achieve
their vision and meet the transportation needs. Under his leadership, the
Department will continue to prioritize safety to reach a target of zero
fatalities and serious injuries, enhance the transportation network, inspire
innovation, and build strong partnerships to ensure Florida remains a leader in
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.
Jared W. Perdue, P.E.
Chief of Staff
Will Watts, P.E.
Assistant Secretary for Engineering and Operations
Assistant Secretary for Finance and Administration
L.K. Nandam, P.E.
Interim Assistant Secretary for Strategic Development
Trey Tillander, P.E.
Executive Director of Transportation Technologies
Interim District One Secretary
District Two Secretary
Phillip Gainer, P.E.
District Three Secretary
Gerry O'Reilly, P.E.
District Four Secretary
John Tyler, P.E.
District Five Secretary
Stacy Miller, P.E.
District Six Secretary
David Gwynn, P.E.
District Seven Secretary
Enterprise Director and Chief Executive Officer
Dan Hurtado, P.E.
Chief of Modal Development