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John R. Cooper

Transportation Director

John R. Cooper came out of retirement to serve as Alabama’s Transportation Director effective January 17, 2011. From 2002 to 2008, John was Chief Executive Officer of Avocent Corporation in Huntsville, a global provider of information technology infrastructure management; he was chairman of Avocent from 2003 to 2008.

John has a business background that has seen him serve as a CEO, CFO, Corporate Vice President and as a partner in large accounting firms. He holds bachelor's and master's degrees in accounting from the University of Alabama.

ALDOT's Leadership History
John Cooper
334.242.6776
cooperjr@dot.state.al.us
Linnea B. Austin, Office Manager
334.242.6470
334.262.8041 (fax)
austinl@dot.state.al.us
Dana Adams, Executive Secretary
334.242.6318
adamsda@dot.state.al.us
Ellen Leonard, Special Counsel
334.242.6989
leonarde@dot.state.al.us
Jennifer Barker, Admin Assistant
334.353.6322
barkerj@dot.state.al.us
Tolina Davis, Admin Assistant
334.242.6324
davistw@dot.state.al.us
Shelbie Horne, Admin Assistant
334.242.6787
hornes@dot.state.al.us

Executive Staff

George H. Conner
Deputy Director, Operations
334.242.6323

On December 1, 2016 George H. Conner was promoted to Deputy Director of Operations.

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Maxine Wheeler
Deputy Director, Administration
334.242.6342

Maxine Wheeler was appointed as Deputy Director of Administration on January 1, 2019.

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Willie L. Bradley, Jr.
Deputy Director, Fleet Management
334.242.6775

Willie L. Bradley, Jr. was appointed as Deputy Director of Fleet Management on May 1, 2013.

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Edward (Ed) Austin
Chief Engineer
334.242.6319

Ed Austin was promoted to ALDOT's Chief Engineer effective October 1, 2020.

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Clay McBrien
Assistant Chief Engineer, Policy and Planning
334.242.6317

Clay P. McBrien was promoted to ALDOT's Assistant Chief Engineer effective November 16, 2020.

Policy Chief
William F. Adams
Assistant Chief Engineer, Pre-Construction
334.242.6750

William F. Adams was promoted to ALDOT's Chief Engineer effective January 1, 2016.

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