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Kevin J.Thibault Selected as Secretary of the Florida Department of Transportation

January 18, 2019 - 4:15pm
Kevin J. Thibault
Kevin J. Thibault

Gov. Ron DeSantis announced Friday that Kevin J. Thibault, P.E., former southeast regional senior vice president of TranSystems Corporation, will serve as secretary of the Florida Department of Transportation (FDOT). Thibault has extensive experience in the private and public sectors, and has previously served for many years at FDOT, the governor said.

"Kevin is a proven leader in state government and the private sector," said DeSantis. "One of the most pressing issues facing our state is the need to relieve congestion and continue modernizing our transportation system. As he returns to FDOT, I know Secretary Thibault will work hard to achieve the mission of providing a safe transportation system that ensures the mobility of people and goods, enhances economic prosperity and preserves the quality of Florida’s beautiful environment."

“It is an absolute honor to be appointed as secretary of the Florida Department of Transportation,” responded Thibault in a written statement. “I appreciate the responsibility the position holds and I look forward to meeting Governor DeSantis’ mission for the Department.”

In his role with TranSystems Corporation, Thibault was responsible for the management of $40 million in revenue and close to 200 employees. He deployed a streamlined team focused on delivering quality solutions to the transportation agencies across the Southeast. 

Thibault previously served as senior vice president of Parsons Corporation, where he developed a national toll practice and engineered the management of the $2.5 billion Gordie Howe International Bridge in Windsor, Ontario.

He also has extensive experience in state government, having previously served in senior leadership positions with the Florida Department of Transportation for more than 16 years.
 
In 1985 Thibault received his Bachelor of Science degree in civil engineering from the University of Massachusetts Dartmouth in North Dartmouth, Mass. He has also been an advisory board member of the University of Massachusetts Dartmouth since 2013.

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