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Executive Director

Texas Transportation Commission

  • Location: Austin, TX

Texas Transportation Commission (TTC) is a five-member board that governs TxDOT. Commission members are appointed by the Governor with the advice and consent of the Texas Senate. The Commissioners’ six-year terms are staggered so that an appointment is generally made every two years. The Governor designates one Commissioner to serve as the Chair. The TTC is responsible for oversight that includes: planning and policies for the location, construction and maintenance of the Texas state highway system; developing a statewide transportation plan that contains all modes of transportation (highways and turnpikes, aviation, mass transportation, railroads, high-speed railroads and water traffic); awarding contracts for the improvement of the state highway system, facilitating the development of public and mass transportation in the state; and adopting rules for the operation of the department. TxDOT has approximately 11,700 employees (authorized to have 12,203), is headquartered in Austin, and is made up of 21 divisions and 6 offices. Four regional support centers provide operational and project delivery support for the agency’s 25 geographical districts. TxDOT is responsible for approximately 80,000 center lane miles of roadway and more than 51,000 bridges, with primary funding from traditional sources such as gas tax revenues, vehicle registration fee revenues, federal reimbursements and local participation. TxDOT has also received funding from non-traditional sources such as bond proceeds and the federal stimulus programs.

Position Overview

Directs, manages and implements TxDOT policies, programs and operating strategies in a manner consistent with federal and state laws and regulations and directives issued by the Commission. Oversees the management of all transportation systems for which the agency is responsible to ensure that systems are adequate, safe and constructed and maintained for the traveling public in the most cost-effective manner. Work requires extensive contact with international, federal, state and local governmental officials, transportation industry representatives, and private entities such as contractors, financing sources, and others. Employees at this level perform work at the highest level of discretion and independent judgment and are responsible for final outcomes.


  • An undergraduate degree from an accredited college or university is required and an advanced degree will be considered a plus.
  • Ten or more years of progressive senior management and executive leadership experience in the public or private sector.
  • Prepared and motivated to function as the CEO of a large, complex organization.