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Ohio Department of Transportation's (ODOT) Office of Employee Development and Lean

Office of Employee Development and Lean

Our mission is to provide agency-focused learning and to ensure ODOT has a well-rounded, flexible, efficient, and high performing workforce.

Daveen GoodmanAdministrator (614) 466-4018
Jana EdmundsProgram Manager (614) 275-1365
Ben KunzeProgram Administrator (614) 752-9995
Doug McLaughlinProgram Administrator      (614) 351-5547 
Megan MendenhallProgram Administrator(614) 466-3384
Jeromy PiehlProgram Administrator(614) 351-5547     
Paul StaleyProgram Administrator(614) 728-5078
Gwen ThomasProgram Administrator(614) 466-3356
Marqel WatkinsProgram Administrator(614) 728-1998
Stephen HorwatAdministrative Professional(614) 387-0602
Tammy MillerElectronic Design Specialist(614) 275-1365

 ODOT Progress Report and Critical Success Factors Defined

 Employee Development


The ODOT Office of Employee Development and Lean offers internal training in the following programs/academies. For further information please contact our office.


County ManagerCounty Management Training Program: Is designed to bridge knowledge gaps for new or promoted County Managers.

eLearninge-Learning: e-Learning provides flexible, accessible training for ODOT employees.

EquipmentEquipment Training: ODOT offers a Heavy Equipment Training Program.

HT AcademyHighway Technician Academy: The HT Academy provides career path training for Highway Technician series employees in order to provide the agency a flexible work force.

Leadership DevelopmentLeadership Development Program: The LDP focuses on key competencies critical to successful performance in all leadership positions.

Management DevelopmentManagement Development Program: Mangement training for new exempt employees who manage direct reports.

MechanicsMechanics, Auto Techs, and Auto Body Workers Training: Valuable speciality training opportunities across the state.

Personal And Professional Development TrainingPersonal & Professional Development Training: Various Personal and Professional Development courses available for employees.