The district deputy director assists in strategic planning, short and long term goal setting, performance measurement and policy development and deployment on both the statewide and districtwide level. The deputy director also represents and communicates the activities, views and policies of the department with representatives of local, state and federal agencies, elected officials of local, state and federal governments, consultants, contractors, vendors, the news media and the general public.
The deputy director relies on the following staff members to manage operations within major administrative areas.
Jamie Hendershot, Capital Programs Administrator
The capital programs department manages the planning, engineering, and construction of projects along the state's transportation system, overseeing the complete project development process from beginning to end. Major work areas includes planning, preliminary engineering, environmental engineering, final engineering, real estate and right-of-way, local projects, and construction. For information on major projects in your area, visit the project feed. Contact Jamie Hendershot at 740-568-3975, or refer to an engineer below.
- Alan Craig, Planning Engineer, 740-568-3954
- John Coen, Design Engineer, 740-568-3966
- Cary Betzing, Construction Engineer, 740-568-3927
Bert Tooms, Highway Management Administrator
Highway management includes all county maintenance forces. This department is responsible for all routine maintenance operations on state highways, including mowing, pothole patching, and snow and ice removal. For local garage contact information, click here. Contact Bert Tooms at 740-568-4392.
Rich Oster, Business Administrator
The business departments support the agency's core functions. Business functions include human resources, finance, information technology, occupational safety, and facilities. Contact Rich Oster at 740-568-3910.
Ashley Rittenhouse, Public Information Officer
The public information office ensures timely communication of ODOT's news, events, and projects to the public and the media. For current ODOT news, visit the news feed. Contact Ashley Rittenhouse at 740-568-3904.