Dawn Sullivan, P.E.
Oklahoma Department of Transportation
Dawn Sullivan was named the Deputy Director for the department in May, 2019 and effective July, 2019. In this senior staff position, Sullivan will oversee all day to day administration and strategic planning for the department.
With more than 30 years dedicated to the department, Sullivan began her career as an engineering student at the Sand Springs Residency in 1988 and continued as a student engineer as part of the OU Bridge Design Squad. She then interned at various departments within the agency before becoming an Engineering Manager in Roadway Design. In 2000, she worked as an Assistant Division Engineer for the Planning & Research Division before being promoted to Division Engineer. Sullivan then became the Division Engineer for the then-newly formed Environmental Programs Division in 2007. In 2016, she was named the Director of Capital Programs where she remained until becoming the Deputy Director.
Sullivan is a founding member of Women’s Transportation Seminar International, Oklahoma Chapter; a co-chair for the Oklahoma State Transportation Innovation Council and is the Southern Plains Transportation Center Advisory board chairman. She has completed Governor Mary Fallin’s Executive Development Program for State Officials and the National Transportation Advanced Leadership Institute certifications.
A graduate of Broken Arrow High School, Sullivan has a Bachelor of Science degree in Civil Engineering from the University of Oklahoma and has been a Professional Engineer since 1995.
Sullivan and her husband, Kenny, reside in Norman. They have four children and four grandchildren.