Roger Millar was appointed the Secretary of the Washington State Department of Transportation by Governor Jay Inslee in August 2016. Millar oversees an agency of 6,800 employees, with responsibility for 18,600 lane miles of highway, 3,700 bridges, general aviation airports, passenger and freight rail programs, and the Washington State Ferry system, the nation’s largest.
Millar is a second generation civil engineer with 38 years of experience in the transportation arena. During that time he has worked in construction, design, planning, research, policy development, and management and administration in both the public and private sectors. Prior to joining WSDOT Roger served for five years as vice president of Smart Growth America, a national not-for-profit organization, providing technical assistance to state DOTs in Florida, Michigan, Minnesota, Oregon, Tennessee, and Vermont. He also served as Director of the National Complete Streets Coalition.
Millar was elected a Fellow of the American Society of Civil Engineers in 1999. From 2000 to 2014 he served on the ASCE Committee for America’s Infrastructure, which produces the nationally recognized Report Card for America’s Infrastructure.
A graduate of the University of Virginia, Millar is a registered engineer in Washington and five other states. He is a member of the American Institute of Certified Planners and a Certified Floodplain Administrator. Millar has served as President of the Oregon Section of the American Society of Civil Engineers and of the Montana Association of Planners.