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Ananth Prasad, P.E.
Ananth Prasad on April 18, 2011 was named Secretary of the
Florida Department of Transportation (FDOT) by Governor Rick
Scott. Prasad will be responsible for managing the $7-billion
agency which oversees infrastructure projects that are vital to
Governor Scott's 7-7-7 Jobs Plan, including port dredging,
highway expansion and maintenance projects.
Prior to his appointment as Secretary of FDOT, Prasad served as the Assistant Secretary for Engineering and Operations for the agency. Prasad rejoined FDOT in July 2010 after a brief two-year stint as a vice president of a construction-services firm.
Prasad has a total of 21 years of experience in the transportation industry, including 19 years with FDOT where he previously held the positions of the Chief Engineer and Director of Construction. He was responsible for implementing various innovative contracting techniques, including public-private partnerships.
Prasad earned a master's degree in civil engineering from the University of Florida.