VDOT Leadership

John W. Lawson

Chief Financial Officer


John W. Lawson was named chief financial officer of the Virginia Department of Transportation Oct. 15, 2010.

Lawson holds an associate degree of science and arts from Rappahannock Community College, a bachelor’s in accounting from Christopher Newport University, and is a graduate of the Virginia Executive Institute.

He worked as an accountant with Engineering Incorporated in Hampton before joining VDOT in 1987.

He has served in several financial positions with VDOT, rising to become the director of financial planning, a position he held since 2001.

He has served in a senior advisor role to several administrations and has provided strategic financial oversight to VDOT’s senior management for more than two decades.

Lawson and his family reside in Gloucester.

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