Bill Hale, P.E., serves as TxDOT's chief engineer.
In this role, he is responsible for management and control of the Engineering & Safety Operations, District Operations, Project Planning & Development divisions, and transportation programming and delivery for TxDOT.
Hale joined TxDOT's Ellis County Area Office in the Dallas District in 1983 and became the area engineer for Southeast Dallas County in Hutchins in 1992. In January 1999, Hale was appointed district engineer for the Abilene District and then later appointed district engineer for the Dallas District in 2003.
After graduating with a bachelor's degree in civil engineering in 1983 from the University of Texas at Arlington, Hale earned his master's degree in civil engineering from the university in 1989.