Gov. Ron DeSantis recently appointed Jared W. Perdue, P.E., as secretary of the Florida Department of Transportation (FDOT), according to a news release from the governor’s office.
Perdue has extensive experience with FDOT, where he has served for nearly 18 years and currently serves as District 5 secretary.
As district secretary, Perdue was responsible for leading and developing a workforce of nearly 600 employees and managing an annual budget of nearly $1 billion. As the head of the district, Perdue led the completion of the I-4 Ultimate Project, FDOT’s largest project to date. He also oversaw the Wekiva Parkway project, a model transportation project for environmental conservation, the release said.
Prior to his time at District 5, he served in several leadership roles within FDOT.
In 2003, Perdue received his Bachelor of Science in civil engineering from The Citadel: The Military College of South Carolina in Charleston.
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— Compiled by Business Editor Joe Crews