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Leadership History...
through the years together!

ALDOT has been through many changes over the years. As technology advances, more changes will come. The basic needs to fulfill the mission of the Department will not change. The citizens of Alabama will continue to need a safe, viable transportation network. The only way to continue accomplishing these goals and fulfilling the mission is effective communication through leadership.
History of ALDOT

ALDOT's Leadership History

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Term Name Position Governor
Present John R. Cooper Transportation Director Kay Ivey
2011 - 2017 John R. Cooper Transportation Director Robert Bentley
2003 - 2011 Joe McInnes Transportation Director Bob Riley
2001-2003 Paul E. Bowlin Transportation Director Don Siegelman
1999-2001 G.M. Roberts Transportation Director Don Siegelman
1995-1999 Jimmy Butts Transportation Director Forrest "Fob" James, Jr.
1993-1995 G.M. Roberts Transportation Director James E. Folsom, Jr.
1991-1993 Perry A. Hand (1991-1993) Highway Director Guy Hunt
1991-1993 G.M. Roberts (1993) Highway Director Guy Hunt
1987-1991 Royce G. King Highway Director Guy Hunt
1983-1987 Ray D. Bass Highway Director George C. Wallace
1979-1983 Rex K. Rainer (1979-1980) Highway Director Forrest "Fob" James, Jr.
1979-1983 Bobby J. Kemp (1980-1983) Highway Director Forrest "Fob" James, Jr.
1975-1979 Dan H. Turner (1978-1979) Highway Director George C. Wallace
1975-1979 Ray D. Bass (1975-1978) Highway Director George C. Wallace
1971-1975 Ray D. Bass (1972-1975) Highway Director George C. Wallace
1971-1975 W. Guerry Pruett (1971-1972) Highway Director George C. Wallace
1968-1971 Marion H. Wilkins (1969-1971) Highway Director Albert P. Brewer
1968-1971 Robert G. Kendall (1968-1969) Highway Director Albert P. Brewer
1967-1968 Herman L. Nelson Highway Director Lurleen B. Wallace
1963-1967 Herman L. Nelson (1964-1967) Highway Director George C. Wallace
1963-1967 E.N. Rodgers (1963-1964) Highway Director George C. Wallace
1959-1963 Sam Engelhardt Highway Director John Patterson
1955-1959 Herman L. Nelson Highway Director James E. Folsom
1951-1955 W. Guerry Pruett Highway Director Gordon Persons
1947-1951 Ward W. McFarland Highway Director James E. Folsom
1943-1947 E.N. Rodgers (1945-19470) Highway Director Chauncey M. Sparks
1943-1947 G.R. Swift (1943-1945) Highway Director Chauncey M. Sparks
1939-1943 W. Guerry Pruett (1942-1943) Highway Director Frank M. Dixon
1939-1943 Chris J. Sherlock (1939-1942) Highway Director Frank M. Dixon
1935-1939 Gaston Scott Highway Director Bibb Graves
1931-1935 Langdon G. Smith Highway Director Benjamin M. Miller
1927-1931 Woolsey Finnell Highway Director Bibb Graves
1919-1923 John Rogers (1919-1923) Highway Commission Chairman Thomas E. Kilby
1919-1923 John Craft (1919) Highway Commission Chairman Thomas E. Kilby
1915-1919 Robert E. Spragins Highway Commission Chairman Charles Henderson
1911-1915 Robert E. Spragins Highway Commission Chairman Emmet O'neal