AASHTO Secretary-Treasurer – Russell McMurry P.E., Commissioner, Georgia Department of Transportation
Russell R. McMurry, P.E., serves as commissioner for the Georgia Department of Transportation, the state agency responsible for the nation’s 10th largest state transportation system, with an operating budget of over $3.7 billion and a staff of nearly 4,000. McMurry began his career with the department in 1990 as an engineering intern working in construction; he served in a variety of roles prior to being named chief engineer. He was then appointed by Governor Nathan Deal as the department’s planning director before being appointed as commissioner by unanimous vote of the State Transportation Board in 2015. Commissioner McMurry currently serves on the Georgia Freight & Logistics Commission, is a board member for the Atlanta Transit Link Authority (ATL), Metropolitan Atlanta Rapid Transit Authority (MARTA), State Road and Tollway Authority (SRTA), the State
Depository Board and serves on the Board of Trustees of the Georgia Outdoor Stewardship Trust Fund. He is a member of the College of Engineering & Information Technology (CEIT) Corporate Advisory Committee at Georgia Southern University and UGA and a member of the AASHTO-AGC-ARTBA Joint Committee and the American Association of State Highway and Transportation Officials (AASHTO) Strategic Management Committee. He also chairs the AASHTO Council of Highways and Streets.
Commissioner McMurry has received numerous accolades and recognitions, including being named Georgia Trend’s 2018 Georgian of the Year, and is consistently listed among its list of the 100 Most Influential Georgians. He was also named one of Atlanta’s most powerful leaders in Atlanta Magazine’s “Atlanta 500” and named as one of James Magazine’s 2017 and 2019 Most Influential Georgians.
McMurry graduated cum laude from Georgia Southern University with a bachelor’s degree in civil engineering technology and is a registered professional engineer in the state of Georgia.