Director of Capital Programs
Oklahoma Department of Transportation
Rick Johnson became the Oklahoma Department of Transportation’s Director of Capital Programs in July 2019.
Johnson began his career with the agency in 1997 as a Transportation CADD Specialist in Roadway Design. In 2001, he moved to the Special Projects Branch of Roadway Design/Project Management Division eventually becoming the Division 8 Project Manager in 2010. Beginning in 2014, Johnson established and oversaw the Facilities Management Division. His most recent position was the Project Management Division Manager from 2016 until 2019.
During his tenure with ODOT, Johnson served as Project Manager for several notable projects: the reconstruction of the Tulsa Metropolitan Area I-244 TIGER Grant, Oklahoma’s first multi-modal bridge crossing to accommodate highway, high-speed intercity and commuter rail, pedestrian and bicycle traffic; as well as Oklahoma’s first fully accelerated bridge construction project on SH-51 over Cottonwood Creek.
Johnson earned his Bachelor of Science in business administration and his master’s degree in business management, both from Southern Nazarene University.
He and his wife, Cindy, have three sons and live in Yukon.