Texas DOT Executive Director Phil Wilson Stepping Down

AASHTO Journal, 20 December 2013

Phil Wilson, executive director of the Texas Department of Transportation, announced Wednesday that he was stepping down from his current role to serve as general manager of the Lower Colorado River Authority (LCRA).

“Phil has directed a number of significant changes and improvements in operations at TxDOT during his two years as executive director,” said Texas Transportation Commission Chair Ted Houghton in a statement. “His leadership, strategic skills, business acumen and ability to assemble a talented team helped the agency increase efficiencies while continuing to provide safe modes of transportation for the citizens of Texas. We are sorry to see him leave, but wish him success in his next challenge.

Wilson has served as TxDOT executive director since October 2011, where he has since overseen 12,000 employees and a $10 billion budget. Prior to leading TxDOT, Wilson served in various other sectors and roles, such as Secretary of State for Gov. Rick Perry, chair of the Governor’s Competitiveness Council, member of the Texas Border Security Council, and senior vice president of public affairs for power generation company Luminant.

At LCRA, Wilson will carry out the LCRA Board policy, manage the organization’s relationships with its stakeholders, and oversee projects and operations that support the organization’s mission.

“I am excited about being selected to lead LCRA,” Wilson said in a statement. “I look forward to working with our customers, communities, and the legislature as we work to address our region’s water and power challenges. LCRA has a rich history of being a strong contributor to Texas economic strength and I look forward to continuing in that tradition.”

Wilson will help TxDOT transition to new leadership. He is expected to begin at LCRA on Feb. 1.

Additional information on LCRA is available here.

This entry was posted in General News, Legislative / Political, News. Bookmark the permalink.

Comments are closed.