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Kevin J. Thibault was named Secretary of the Florida Department of Transportation by Governor Ron DeSantis on January 18, 2019. As Secretary, Thibault oversees the lead agency in state government with the statutory responsibility (s. 20.23, F.S.) 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.
Thibault has spent half of his professional career in the private sector providing transportation engineering services for states like Florida, Massachusetts, Rhode Island, Vermont, Indiana, Kentucky, California and Virginia. 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.
Thibault received his Bachelor of Science Degree in Civil Engineering from the University of Massachusetts Dartmouth.
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