Dave Ray, P.E., P.S.
District 5 Deputy Director
Dave Ray P.E., P.S. began his ODOT career in 1986 as an Engineer in Training (EIT) in District 9. Ray’s 27 years at ODOT have been spent in District’s 4, 12 and Central Office, serving in a variety of positions including the State Maintenance Engineer. Most recently, Ray held the position of Highway Management Administrator in District 4.
Dave earned his civil engineering degree from Youngstown State University, an MBA from Cleveland State University and is a registered professional engineer and professional surveyor in the state of Ohio.
All Department of Transportation activities within the seven-county region of District 5 fall under the guidance of the District Deputy Director. The Deputy Director assists in strategic planning, short and long term goal setting, performance measurement and policy development and deployment on both the statewide and districtwide level. The Deputy Director also represents and communicates the activities, views and policies of the department with representatives of local, state and federal agencies, elected officials of local, state and federal governments, consultants, contractors, vendors, the news media and the general public.