ODOT welcomes new Waterways Branch Manager
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
February 27, 2018
Thaddaeus Babb became Waterways Branch Manager for the Oklahoma Department of Transportation in February 2018.
As Waterways Branch Manager, Babb will be responsible for coordinating and partnering with public and private port operators and stakeholders along the McClellan-Kerr Arkansas River navigation system based in Tulsa. Babb will also work closely with the United States Army Corps of Engineers, the Oklahoma Waterways Advisory Board, the U.S. Coast Guard and elected officials and their staff to represent the department in waterway transportation operations.
Babb has been employed with the state for over 10 years. Prior to joining ODOT, he worked as a Program Field Representative for the Oklahoma Department of Rehabilitation Services. He has been awarded several awards from his former employer, OKDRS including: the Award of Merit, the Director’s Building Block award and the Quality Customer Service of the Year award twice for his outstanding performance.
Babb completed his bachelor of arts in Psychology with Human Resources emphasis in 2014 from Northeastern State University. In 2017, he received a master’s in Industrial Organizational Psychology from Walden University.
He and his wife, Sheela, have two boys and two girls and live in Jenks. In his free time Babb enjoys songwriting, singing and playing the guitar professionally throughout the state.