LtGen Joe Weber, USMC, (Ret) serves as executive director of the Texas Department of Transportation.
Under the direction of the Texas Transportation Commission, he is responsible for the strategic direction and overall management of TxDOT's policies and operations. He maintains relationships with elected leaders all over the state and represents TxDOT before the Texas Legislature.
Weber's goal is to use transporation as an economic development tool that continues to make Texas a great destination for businesses and visitors and for the 26 million people who call it home.
Prior to TxDOT, Weber served as vice president for Student Affairs at Texas A&M University, where he was responsible for strategic planning, development and direction of fiscal and human resources for nearly 57,000 college students. His job included oversight of more than 900 student organizations and all co-curricular student services and support associated with student development and success.
In his 36 years in the military, Weber served in numerous command and leadership positions throughout the United States and overseas, including tours in Europe, South America, Southeast Asia and Iraq. Weber honed his management and leadership skills on and off the battlefield, where he trained, educated and prepared thousands of Marines, Sailors, Soldiers and Airmen for combat across the world theater. During those assignments, Weber also was responsible for the planning and management of a variety of infrastructure projects which included road, port, aviation and rail systems to include their associated maintenance and upkeep.
Weber was born in Weimar, TX, and grew up in Abilene. In 1972 he graduated from Texas A&M University and later earned a master’s degree from the LBJ School of Public Affairs at the University of Texas.
He became executive director on April 23, 2014.
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