A History of Success

A History of Success

Left to Right: Stephanie Kopelousos, Jim Boxold, Ben Watts, Tom Barry, Denver Stutler, Ananth Prasad, José Abreu

2015 was an exciting year commemorating the department’s 100th anniversary. The department celebrated this milestone all year with special events across the state. Secretary Boxold was proud to wrap-up this historic achievement by hosting a special panel discussion with six former FDOT secretaries on December 11. The event served as an opportunity to reflect on the department’s past 100 years and the investments the state has made on our roads, bridges, seaports, airports, and rail system to keep Florida’s transportation system one of the best in the country.

During the event, each of the secretaries shared stories about lessons learned, major accomplishments, and complicated projects they worked on during their time at FDOT. The value of teamwork was a recurring theme during the discussion. Each of the secretaries mentioned the fundamental role the team has been to the success of the department.

Watch the video on The Florida Channel website:

Department of Transportation 100th Anniversary Panel Discussion

The panel discussion was followed by a reception where the secretaries had the opportunity to meet and mingle with employees.

We were proud to celebrate this momentous anniversary with FDOT employees!