Commissioner, Dept. of Transportation
Russell R. McMurry, P.E. was appointed Commissioner of the Georgia Department of Transportation by a unanimous vote of the State Transportation Board on January 20, 2015.
Prior to being named Commissioner, he was appointed by Governor Nathan Deal as Planning Director. He had served as Chief Engineer since January 1, 2013, where he was responsible for the Divisions of Engineering, Construction, Operations, Intermodal, P3/Innovative and Program Delivery, as well as the Offices of Organizational Performance Management and Engineering Services. He previously served as the Division Director of Engineering.
Commissioner McMurry began his career with the Georgia Department of Transportation in 1990, as an engineering trainee, and has served in a variety of roles throughout his career. His experience ranges from serving as Construction Project Manager to District Engineer for 5 years. At the State level, he served as State Roadway Design Engineer, while also serving in a joint role as the Assistant Division Director of Engineering.
Commissioner McMurry is a Cum Laude graduate of Georgia Southern University and is a registered Professional Engineer in the State of Georgia.