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Florida Transportation Secretary Thibault Selected to Join TRB Executive Committee

Kevin Thibault, Secretary of the Florida Department of Transportation, has been selected to become a member of
the TRB Executive Committee. Marcia McNutt, in her role as Chair of the National Resource Council
Governing Board, approved the nomination. Thibault will be filling one of the two positions reserved for a
state DOT CEO from the southeastern United States.

Kevin J. Thibault has been Secretary of the Florida Department of Transportation (FDOT) since January 2019.
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. He
has spent half of his professional career in the private sector providing transportation engineering services for
a number of states, including Florida, Massachusetts, Rhode Island, Vermont, Indiana, and California, as well
as several Canadian transportation entities.

Secretary Thibault has prioritized the implementation of several initiatives centered on improving safety,
enhancing mobility, and inspiring innovation within the agency. He is passionate about mentorship and building
a diverse workforce for the future of Florida’s transportation system. His involvement with the academia
community includes serving on the FAMU-FSU College of Engineering Dean’s Advisory Council, the UF Transportation
Institute’s External Advisory Board, the USF Center for Urban Transportation Research, and the
University of Massachusetts Dartmouth’s Dean’s Advisory Council for the University’s College of Engineering.

Thibault received his Bachelor of Science Degree in Civil Engineering from the University of Massachusetts
Dartmouth.

TRB Executive Director Neil Pedersen said, “We look forward to Kevin Thibault being a member of the TRB Executive Committee.
I have known Kevin since before he became Secretary.
He is a very thoughtful leader who has led Florida DOT’s efforts on innovation and adoption of technology.
Florida is one of the lead states in implementing connected and automated vehicles. He
has considerable first-hand experience dealing with climate change and resilience issues.
He is a great supporter of TRB and well respected among his peers on the AASHTO Board of Directors.”

This Summary Last Modified On: 5/11/2021

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