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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 is responsible for managing the $10.1-billion agency which
oversees infrastructure projects that are vital to Governor Scott's vision for
Florida, 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 two-year stint as a vice president of a national transportation infrastructure firm.
Prasad has a total of 23 years of experience in the transportation industry, including 21 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.
Engineering News-Record recently named Prasad as one of the Top 25 Newsmakers for 2013 and recognized FDOT as the Southeast Owner of the Year.
Prasad earned a bachelor's degree in civil engineering from a Regional Engineering College in India and a master's degree in civil engineering from the University of Florida.