Deputy Secretary of Transportation, Quintin Elliott

Quintin D. Elliott was named Deputy Secretary of Transportation by Governor Ralph S. Northam in January 2018. He was previously appointed as Chief Deputy Commissioner of the Virginia Department of Transportation (VDOT) in January 2014 by then Governor Terry McAuliffe.

After graduating with a bachelor’s degree in civil engineering from the Virginia Military Institute, Elliott began his career with VDOT in 1985 as a transportation engineer trainee. He continued to move up within the agency, serving as an Assistant Resident Engineer in the agency’s Franklin and Williamsburg residencies, Williamsburg Resident Engineer, State Asset Management Division Administrator, and District Administrator for the Fredericksburg and Culpeper districts.

During his 32 years with VDOT, Elliott was responsible for the construction of several projects including the Jefferson Avenue Interchange, which was a major boost to economic development in the Newport News area. He created the first transportation asset management system in the nation. This program, still currently in use, assists in maintaining the more than 58,000 miles of Virginia’s roads, bridges, tunnels and equipment. Of his countless accomplishments, Elliott is proudest of developing numerous leaders and assisting many within the agency to expand their talents by challenging them to be the best they can be.

Elliott also served in the Virginia Air National Guard where he retired in 2008 as Commander of the 192 Civil Engineering Squadron. Prior to that, he served in the 203 Red Horse Squadron as Commander of the Heavy Equipment Flight. He earned several awards and decorations for his military service, most notably the Meritorious Service Medal for his service during Operation Iraqi Freedom.

Originally from Natural Bridge, Elliott is married to the former Emily Simmons of Windsor and has a son and daughter.

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Patrick Henry Building, 4th Floor 
1111 East Broad Street
Richmond, VA 23219

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