Ohio Department of Transportation
The first head of the agency to be named to the post twice in ODOT’s 100-plus year history, Jerry Wray served as director under Governor Voinovich from 1991 to 1999. Re-appointed by Governor John Kasich in 2010, he is one of the longest serving state DOT directors in the nation’s history.
During his first term, ODOT improved its project management processes and increased its construction program to record levels while significantly reducing operating expenses.
In the 21st Century, Director Wray and ODOT are committed to maintaining and improving transportation infrastructure through efficient and effective organization and the use of innovative financial tools.
Director Wray earned his civil engineering degree from the University of Akron and began his career at ODOT in 1969. He was elected and served as Licking County engineer from 1980 to 1990. He currently resides in Newark, Ohio with his wife, Eva. They have four grandchildren.