Randy Hopmann, P.E., is the district engineer for TxDOT's Tyler District.
He is responsible for department activities in the district's eight counties: Anderson, Cherokee, Gregg, Henderson, Rusk, Smith, Van Zandt and Wood. Hopmann was previously the district engineer for the Lubbock District.
He began his TxDOT career in January 1985 as an engineering assistant in the Austin District serving in a variety of positions in transportation engineering. He moved to the Tyler District in 1996 as the director of transportation planning and development. He was responsible for progressing major projects such as Toll 49, the Charles K. Duvall Memorial Highway in Kilgore, the Landon Alford Loop in Henderson, the Dewitt C. Greer Loop in Athens, and the expansions of US 69, US 175 and US 79 corridors.
In 2002, Hopmann became the district engineer in Lubbock. Responsible for making the Marsha Sharp Freeway through Lubbock a reality, he developed a plan to accelerate construction of the freeway, reducing the length time from more than 20 years to 10 years by restructuring a financial plan and implementing construction acceleration techniques.
He has directed efforts resulting in several awards for the agency's Tyler and Lubbock districts, including the TxDOT Commitment to Design Excellence, the TxDOT Environmental Achievement Award, the 123 Safe Days of Summer Award, and the TxDOT Bridge Project Development Award. Hopmann is also the 2011 AASHTO recipient of the Alfred E. Johnson national award for outstanding achievement in the field of engineering. He served as chair of the eight-district North Region Leadership Team from 2009 to 2012. He also served as the first Urban Franchise Lead for 2012, providing executive leadership for nine districts across the state.
Hopmann served on the board of the South Plains Chapter of the Texas Society of Professional Engineers (TSPE) from 2004 to 2007. He was president of the Lubbock South Plains Lions Club and past chairman of the Lubbock Regional Directors Roundtable. Hopmann is a 1999 graduate of the Leadership Tyler program and served on that program's board of directors in 2002. He currently serves on the Tyler and the Longview Metropolitan Planning Organization (MPO) Policy Boards.
A native of Houston, he earned his bachelor's degree in civil engineering from Texas A&M University in 1984. He received his license as a professional engineer in 1990.
Hopmann and his wife, Jackie, have two children, Kimberly and Bradly, and three grandchildren.