Governor Ron DeSantis Selects Kevin J. Thibault as Secretary of the Florida Dept of Transportation
Friday, January 18, 2019
Today, Governor Ron DeSantis announced that Kevin J. Thibault, PE, former Southeast Regional Senior Vice President of TranSystems Corporation, will serve as Secretary of the Florida Department of Transportation (FDOT) for the DeSantis-Nuñez Administration. Thibault has extensive experience in the private and public sectors, and has previously served for many years at FDOT.
"Kevin is a proven leader in state government and the private sector," said Governor Ron 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,” said Secretary Thibault. “I appreciate the responsibility the position holds and I look forward to meeting Governor DeSantis’ mission for the Department.”
Kevin J. Thibault, Secretary of the Florida Department of Transportation
Kevin J. Thibault most recently served as Southeast Regional Senior Vice President of TranSystems Corporation. He was responsible for the management of $40 million in revenue and close to 200 employees. In that role, 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.
Thibault 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, Massachusetts. He has also been an Advisory Board Member of the University of Massachusetts Dartmouth since 2013.