The Mississippi Transportation Commission (MTC) has voted unanimously to appoint Brad White to the role of Executive Director of the Mississippi Department of Transportation (MDOT). The appointment will take effect on July 1.
White currently is serving as Gov. Tate Reeves’ Chief of Staff and was previously the Chief of Staff for U.S. Sen. Cindy Hyde-Smith and former U.S. Sen. Thad Cochran. white also brings experience from his previous position as assistant to Central District Commissioner Dick Hall.
“Brad has a proven track record in managing governmental affairs on the federal level as well as the state level,” Transportation Commission Chairman Tom King said. “He brings a wealth of knowledge of the legislative process and staff management. He will certainly be an asset to MDOT and we look forward to working with him to move Mississippi’s transportation infrastructure forward.”
“I feel in some ways like I’m coming home. MDOT has always been a special place for me,” said white. “I look forward to what we can accomplish together working with the Transportation Commission and MDOT staff.”