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Vaughn Wilson, P.E., Deputy Director
The district deputy director coordinates and implements the core processes of ODOT in
Adams, Brown, Highland, Jackson, Lawrence, Pike, Ross and Scioto counties. The deputy
director works with government officials at all levels, business and property owners, and
other citizens using Ohio's transportation infrastructure to find the best way to maintain,
improve, and construct new systems that will benefit the region and its stakeholders.
In
addition to communicating with representatives of local, state and federal agencies,
Deputy Director Wilson undertakes strategic planning, setting short and long-term goals, establishing performance measurements and developing and deploying policy on a
districtwide level. 

The following areas of responsibility fall under the Deputy Director:

The Labor Relations Office is responsible for assuring that proper processes and procedures are in place throughout the district to allow supervisory personnel to manage human resources to the extent possible or necessary within guidelines of the contract between the State of Ohio and the Ohio Civil Service Employees Association/AFSCME Local 11.

The Public Information Office is responsible for the department's external communications with members of the news media and general public in a timely manner regarding stories or issues of interest. The office also facilitates the district's public record requests, legislative concerns and community outreach efforts.

The deputy director's office also oversees three administrative areas within the district. These areas and his
Senior Staff include:

Department Administrator
Planning & Engineering​​​​ Tom Barnitz, P.E.​
Design, Survey, Real Estate, Bridge & Traffic, Environmental, Pavement/Geo-Technical​, Local Projects
Highway Management J. Troy Huff, P.E.
Roadway Services, District Garage, County Maintenance Facilities​
Construction Dan Beasley, P.E.
Construction Administration, Testing​
Business & Human Resources​ ​S. Kaye Humble
Personnel, Auditing, Data Systems, Safety, Facilities