Jared W. Perdue, P.E., The Citadel Class of 2003, appointed as Secretary of the Florida Department of Transportation

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The Citadel School of Engineering alumnus selected after accomplishments leading large state projects

I’d like to congratulate Secretary Jared Perdue on his new appointment. To ascend to Secretary of the Florida Department of Transportation 18-years after graduating from college is an amazing accomplishment, however, does not come as a surprise to me remembering Jared’s successful time here as a cadet and following his FDOT career since graduation in 2003. As a successful student-athlete and member of South Carolina Corps of Cadets, Jared always demonstrated great aptitude in civil engineering, especially in transportation courses. 

William J. Davis, PH.D., P.E.
Department Head and D. Graham Copeland Professor of Civil Engineering, The Citadel School of Engineering

As seen on flgov.com, April 7, 2022

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. — Today, Governor Ron DeSantis announced his appointment of Jared W. Perdue, P.E., as Secretary of the Florida Department of Transportation (FDOT).

Perdue has extensive experience with FDOT where he has served for nearly 18 years, and currently serves as District Five Secretary.   

“I am pleased to appoint Jared W. Perdue as Secretary of the Department of Transportation,” said Governor Ron DeSantis. “Secretary Perdue brings a wealth of knowledge and understands the unique aspects of Florida’s transportation industry. I am confident in his ability to lead FDOT and to continue to advance our transportation systems.”

“I am thankful for the opportunity to serve as Secretary of FDOT,” said FDOT Secretary Jared W. Perdue.“I look forward to building upon Governor DeSantis’ mission for the Department.”

Jared W. Perdue, P.E., Secretary of the Florida Department of Transportation 

Jared W. Perdue has served at FDOT for 18 years, most recently as District Five Secretary where he was responsible for leading and developing a workforce of nearly 600 employees and managing an annual budget of nearly $1 billion

As District Five Secretary, Perdue led the completion of the I-4 Ultimate Project, FDOT’s largest project to date. He also oversaw the Wekiva Parkway project, a model transportation project for environmental conservation.

Prior to his time at District Five, he served in several leadership roles within the Department. 

In 2003, Perdue received his Bachelor of Science degree in Civil Engineering from The Citadel: The Military College of South Carolina, in Charleston.