Washington Gov. Jay Inslee has appointed Roger Millar as secretary of the Washington State Department of Transportation (WSDOT). He had been serving as acting secretary since February and previously held the position of deputy secretary.
“Roger has proven to be a well-respected leader with an impressive ability to bring people together and find sensible solutions to difficult problems,” Inslee says. “He will be overseeing our historic new transportation investment package and is already bringing innovative efficiencies to WSDOT that will save time and money on projects across the state.”
Millar is a registered engineer in six states, including Washington. He has close to 40 years of experience in transportation and planning, having worked in construction, design, planning, research, policy development, management and administration at the public and private industry levels.
He served for five years as vice president of a national not-for-profit organization that gave technical assistance to state transportation agencies in Florida, Michigan, Minnesota, Oregon, Tennessee and Vermont.
Millar was named a fellow of the American Society of Civil Engineers in 1999, served on the organization’s Committee for America’s Infrastructure from 2000 to 2014 and was president of the Oregon section. He also has received the Association of Metropolitan Planning Organization’s National Award for Outstanding Achievement in Metropolitan Transportation Planning and the American Consulting Engineers Council Honor Award.