ATLANTA, GA– The Georgia House and Senate Transportation Committees on June 26, unanimously confirmed Gov. Brian P. Kemp’s appointee Jannine Miller to serve as planning director for the Georgia Department of Transportation. Miller will join the Department immediately and assumes the role vacated by Jay Roberts last September.
Miller has served as the senior advisor to U.S. Department of Transportation (USDOT) Secretary Elaine Chao; as senior advisor for rural infrastructure to U.S. Secretary of Agriculture (USDA) Sonny Perdue; as director of the Georgia Center of Innovation for Logistics; and as executive director of the Georgia Regional Transportation Authority (GRTA). Most recently, she served as logistics advisor to Gov. Kemp.
“As State Planning Director, Jannine Miller will be tasked with establishing the long-term strategic goals for Georgia’s infrastructure investments and coordination at all levels of government. This role is vitally important to our state’s economic success, and given her background, she is the ideal candidate for this job,” said Gov. Kemp. “Jannine’s experience in transportation policy, budgetary analysis and planning, and big-picture infrastructure development is unmatched, and I commend the House and Senate Transportation Committees for confirming her appointment.”
“The planning director position is an essential role that requires someone like Jannine, who has a strategic vision and who can navigate federal, state and local government, ” said State Transportation Board Chairman Tim Golden.
“Jannine brings a wealth of experience that will enhance the Department’s efforts to serve the citizens of Georgia,” said Georgia Department of Transportation Commissioner Russell R. McMurry, P.E. “We are excited to have her join the team at Georgia DOT.”
Georgia Department of Transportation plans, constructs and maintains Georgia’s state and federal highways. We’re involved in bridge, waterway, public transit, rail, general aviation, bike and pedestrian programs. And we help local governments maintain their roads. Georgia DOT and its nearly 4,000 employees are committed to delivering a transportation system focused on innovation, safety, sustainability and mobility. The Department’s vision is to boost Georgia’s competitiveness through leadership in transportation.