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Maryland State Highway Administration - Administrator

Gregory C. Johnson, P.E
State Highway Administrator

In September 2015 Gregory C. Johnson was appointed by Governor Larry Hogan as Administrator of the Maryland Department of Transportation's (MDOT's) State Highway Administration (SHA).  In this role he leads the 3,200-person agency responsible for operating Maryland’s State highway network. SHA maintains approximately 23 percent of the roads in Maryland that carry 68 percent of the traffic. 
Johnson began his career with the Michigan DOT in 1989 as a staff engineer in the Southwest Region. After serving as a resident engineer for six years, Johnson was named manager of the Kalamazoo Transportation Service Center. He was promoted to Deputy Metro Region Engineer in 2002 and later to Metro Region Engineer in 2003.  His leadership and ability to manage complex projects effectively and efficiently was proven many times.
Johnson has been involved in most aspects of public transportation throughout his career, including highways, non-motorized transportation, and public transit.  He has also been a staunch advocate for Disadvantaged Business Enterprises (DBE) throughout his career, participating in local, statewide and national forums.
Johnson has assumed a critical leadership role in setting and carrying out an agenda of safety, innovation, and excellent customer service within MDOT.  Initiatives such as
e-Project, Dispute Resolution Boards, Enhanced Partnering, Alternate Project Delivery, Towards Zero Deaths, and Active Traffic Management have flourished during his tenure as COO.
Johnson has represented MDOT on numerous statewide and national boards and committees, including Conference of Minority Transportation Officials, National Operations Center of Excellence, Standing Committee on Highways, Standing Committee on Research, Canadian Chief Engineers’ Council, and Ferris State University Construction Industry Advisory Board.
Johnson began a youth development and mentoring program at MDOT to expose high school and college students to transportation professions while they seek relevant degrees and earn money at the same time.
Johnson is a graduate of the University of Michigan, where he earned a bachelor of science in civil engineering, and is a licensed professional engineer in the state of Michigan. He also holds a master's degree in public administration from Western Michigan University.