A public reception will be held on Monday, December 3rd, at North Georgia Technical College - Blairsville Campus for Georgia's new Department of Transportation Commissioner, Gena Abraham, PhD. The reception will also be attended by Mike Evans, Chairman of the State Transportation Board.
Dr. Abraham will become DOTís 14th Commissioner and first woman ever to hold the stateís top transportation post overseeing 5,800 employees statewide and over $2 billion annual agency budget on December 1st.
Dr. Abraham was previously appointed by Governor Sonny Perdue in February 2006 as State Property Officer and has served as the Executive Secretary and the Director of the Construction Division of the Georgia State Financing and Investment Commission (GSFIC) since June 2003. Previously, she was an Assistant Professor of Construction Engineering and Management in the Civil Engineering Department at the Georgia Institute of Technology.
Dr. Abraham has also served as Chief Engineer for the Georgia Building Authority. Prior to coming to state government she managed construction across the U.S. for LaSalle Partners. Dr. Abraham serves on several boards including: Chair of the Georgia Land Conservation Council, Secretary Treasurer of the Sapelo Island Heritage Authority, MARTA Board, State Board of Equalization and
the Capital Asset Management Advisory Council.
She holds a bachelorís degree and doctorate in Civil Engineering from the Georgia Institute of Technology.
The public is encouraged to attend this reception in Dr. Abraham's honor. It'll be held at 9:15am in the Conference Center at North Georgia Technical College - Blairsville Campus, lasting approximately 45 minutes. Light refreshments will be served.