Director of Operations
Oklahoma Department of Transportation
Shawn Davis was named Director of Operations for the Oklahoma Department of Transportation in August 2020. Davis joins ODOT after serving as Director of Construction for the Oklahoma Turnpike Authority, beginning there in 2018.
Davis’s career began in 1990 when he joined the ODOT team as a transportation specialist at the El Reno Residency. After 17 years in this role, he moved to Perry where he became the Division Four Auditor, reviewing projects that occurred in the central and north-central portion of the state. In 2009, he went back to the El Reno Residency as the Acting Residency Manager. He then moved to Clinton where he became the Residency Manager in 2016.
During his 30-year career in Oklahoma transportation, he has contributed significantly to many projects, including the $1 billion Driving Forward Construction Program for OTA as well as overseeing multiple award-winning projects, including the nationally-recognized I-40 Crosstown Realignment and the reconstruction and widening of I-40 near Yukon in Canadian County in addition to the I-40 and Morgan Rd. interchange that won the 2011 Pharaoh Award.
Davis served on the Oklahoma Highway Construction Materials Technician Certification Board from 2004 to 2016. In his hometown of Calumet, he has been vice mayor and a trustee as well as president of the Calumet High School Alumni Association among his other local volunteering work.
He and his wife, Tracy, reside with their four daughters in Calumet. Davis is a third generation ODOTer, following his grandfather, Oscar Courtney, and father, Cecil Davis, who both served the department for 37 years, respectively.