ODOT names Brian Taylor Chief Engineer
March 5, 2019
Brian Taylor has been named the Oklahoma Department of Transportation’s Chief Engineer. The announcement was made at Monday’s Oklahoma Transportation Commission meeting. In this Senior Staff position, Taylor will oversee all statewide engineering and operations activities. He replaces Casey Shell who retired in 2018.
Taylor has 28 years of experience at ODOT and began his career in Southeastern Oklahoma’s Division Two Antlers Residency in 1990. He moved up to Associate Engineer before becoming Division Two Traffic Engineer in 1996. From 2008 to 2013, Taylor served as Division Maintenance Engineer, which included oversight of nine southeastern Oklahoma counties. From 2013 to 2019, Taylor served as the Division Four Engineer. As the Division Engineer in the central region, he oversaw construction and maintenance of Logan, Payne, Kingfisher, Oklahoma, Canadian, Garfield, Noble, Grant and Kay counties which also includes the Oklahoma City metro. Taylor supervised the I-235/Off-Broadway project during this period along with several other accomplished projects.
Taylor, a native of Texarkana, Texas, earned his bachelor’s degree in civil engineering from Texas A&M and became a Professional Engineer in 1995. Taylor and his wife, Deanne, have two children and live in Stillwater.
Brian Taylor named the Oklahoma Department of Transportation’s Chief Engineer during the March Oklahoma Transportation Commission meeting.