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.


Secretary Jared W. Perdue, P.E.

Executive Team




Jared W. Perdue, P.E.


(850) 414-4100

Leda Kelly

Chief of Staff

(850) 414-5234

Will Watts, P.E.

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

Rebekah Davis

General Counsel 

(850) 414-5263

Trey Tillander, P.E. 

Executive Director of Transportation Technologies

(850) 414-4772

L.K. Nandam, P.E.

District One Secretary

(800) 292-3368

Greg Evans

District Two Secretary

(800) 749-2967

Phillip Gainer, P.E.

District Three Secretary

(888) 638-0250

Gerry O'Reilly, P.E.

District Four Secretary

(866) 336-8435

John Tyler, P.E.

District Five Secretary

(800) 780-7102

Stacy Miller, P.E.

District Six Secretary

(800) 435-2368

David Gwynn, P.E.

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, P.E.

Chief Engineer

(850) 414-5203

Kenyatta Lee

Chief of Modal Development

(850) 414-4797



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