Donna Purcell Mayes (804)786-6458
July 17, 2008
QUINTIN ELLIOTT NAMED AS VDOT’S FREDERICKSBURG DISTRICT ADMINISTRATOR
Elliott brings 23 years of VDOT and military experience to his new role
Elliott, a 23-year veteran of the agency, had served as acting district administrator in VDOT’s Culpeper District since July 2007.
Prior to that assignment, he held a variety of leadership positions in the agency.
“I am always very pleased when the most qualified candidate for a critical leadership position comes from within VDOT’s ranks,” said VDOT Commissioner David. S. Ekern. “The Fredericksburg District’s emergency response and transportation needs are becoming more complex as urban development grows and the district’s rural areas continue to thrive. Quintin’s extensive VDOT and military experiences give him the expertise we need to lead VDOT in those areas.”
As Fredericksburg District administrator, Elliott will direct approximately 550 employees and be responsible for more than 11,500 miles of state-maintained roads in the 14-county region.
The district spans from the increasingly urban Stafford and Spotsylvania counties through the rural Northern Neck to Gloucester and Mathews counties.
“There is nothing that brings more personal satisfaction than knowing you have been a part of something that has helped to improve the life of an individual or group of individuals,” said Elliott. “Working in the district will bring such satisfaction.”
Elliott succeeds David Ogle, who will retire Oct. 1 after 38 years with VDOT. Ogle will work with Elliott over the next several weeks to ensure a smooth transition.
Prior to being named acting Culpeper District administrator last year, Elliott served as VDOT’s state asset management division administrator for five years.
In that role, he directed the maintenance and inventory of Virginia’s nearly 58,000 miles of state highways and VDOT’s assets in that system, such as bridges, tunnels and equipment.
Elliott served as special assistant to the assistant commissioner for operations and the chief engineer in 2002.
After starting his VDOT career as a transportation engineer trainee in 1985, he served as assistant resident engineer in the agency’s Franklin and Williamsburg residencies and was Williamsburg resident engineer in between 1991 and 2001.
During his VDOT career, Elliott also served in the Virginia Air National Guard, retiring in 2008 as Commander/Officer in Charge of the 192 Civil Engineering Squadron and the 203 Red Horse Squadron Heavy Equipment Flight.
He earned several awards and decorations for his military service.
Elliott holds a bachelor’s degree in civil engineering from the Virginia Military Institute. Originally from Natural Bridge, VA., he is married to the former Emily Simmons of Windsor, Va., and has a son and daughter.
NOTE: A high-resolution image of Elliott is available at http://www.virginiadot.org/images/3elliott_hirez.jpg
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