The Tampa Hillsborough County Expressway Authority (THEA) announced it has selected Greg Slater as its next executive director and CEO.
Slater will begin work on February 1, 2022.
Slater has over two decades of public service, most recently serving as secretary of the Maryland Department of Transportation (MDOT).
At MDOT State Highway Administration, Slater worked his way through the ranks, starting his career in Plats and Survey operations, advancing to leadership positions in the Engineering and Planning/Programming offices, named administrator in 2017.
In 2019, he was appointed secretary of MDOT, which oversees the state’s programs for roads, transit, aviation, and ports.
“I look forward to leading such an innovative agency, and to becoming integrated into the amazing Tampa Bay community," Slater said. "THEA is an organization known for its financial strength and community involvement and is known in international circles for its dedication to the ACES (Automated, Connected, Electric, and Shared) technologies that will build a foundation for the next generation of transportation."
Slater replaces long-time executive director Joe Waggoner. Waggoner came to THEA in August 2007. Under Waggoner's leadership, THEA gained independence and is now producing a 10-year work program.