Scott Names Ananth Prasad FDOT Secretary

By: Governor's Office Press Release
By: Governor's Office Press Release

Tallahassee, FL -- April 18, 2011 --

Ananth Prasad today was named Secretary of the Florida Department of Transportation (FDOT) by Governor Rick Scott. Prasad will be responsible for managing the $7-billion agency which oversees infrastructure projects that are vital to Governor Scott’s 7-7-7 Jobs Plan, including port dredging, highway expansion and maintenance projects.

Prior to his appointment as Secretary of FDOT, Prasad served as the Assistant Secretary for Engineering and Operations for the agency. Prasad rejoined FDOT in July 2010 after a brief two-year stint as a vice president of a construction-services firm.

Prasad has a total of 20 years of experience in the transportation industry, including 18 years with FDOT where he previously held the positions of the Chief Engineer and Director of Construction. He was responsible for implementing various innovative contracting techniques, including public-private partnerships.

Prasad earned a master’s degree in civil engineering from the University of Florida.


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  • by fraud again just like obama Location: down the street on Apr 19, 2011 at 11:31 AM
    obama is allover internet with promises of 2.9% refinance to 3.5 %.He gave 20 billion to an company that is home base Texas to refinance loans in violation of truth and lending loans at illegal rates.Got in touch with the company on a modification and was told and read from senator from Melborne it was a scam.Also i called the company, and the paper work was not legal complex and moe complex than the mortgage its self.Called HUD and the figures they had was obama gave this company 20 billion to fix loans to make homes afforable.Hud noticed 2 months ago they had only dispursed 1.2 million loan in 2 years out of 20 billion.Bingo here comes slick Scott a land expert after medicare monies, see this ands is about to take billions and help him borrow the money steal houses from people as this company was and is doing.The HUD did report this company to the gov. agencies.How they do is make the paper work so complex that no will receive a loan change or get or recieve money in this program than people under near or have connection to Scott, and he!ll own your home and you be gone and Scott will benifit from it.Already read the conditions, and no will quialify and he will take your home and plead the 5th again when all the properties will be dirctly or hidden to Scotts corperations.Call hud and ask if this isnt true, or just let him steal billions instead of millions.Fact are facts and this scam is to clear.Do not let Scott have billions of our funds to borrow and not answer where it went.DONT DONT WAKE UP FRAUD FRAUD AT ITS BEST AGAIN.By the way since the state is broke how gid Sott find billions to pull this one?
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      by gata on Apr 19, 2011 at 11:57 AM in reply to fraud again just like obama
      HUH? Care to rexplain what you were trying to say? it's all over the place.
  • by state worker Location: tally on Apr 19, 2011 at 08:54 AM
    bla bla bla bla bla
  • by Dump scott on Apr 19, 2011 at 05:15 AM
    He is notnan 18 year veteran, he is amlackey, for our new dictator. Word is Rick is going to bring back slavery......
  • by Anonymous on Apr 19, 2011 at 04:45 AM
    Great choice! Thank you, Governor Scott. Ananth is a great guy who has years of experience in the manage net of FDOT.
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      by Anonymous on Apr 19, 2011 at 10:45 AM in reply to
      That was "management"
  • by hmm Location: tally on Apr 19, 2011 at 04:20 AM
    His plan is called 7-7-7 wow tell us it's real name 666
  • by Boots on The Ground Location: FDOT on Apr 19, 2011 at 03:02 AM
    So that means Ananth has three and a half years more at most left at FDOT. Life does get better with age!!!
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      by Anonymous on Apr 19, 2011 at 02:52 PM in reply to Boots on The Ground
      Almost eight, counting Governor Scott's second term.
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      by Anonymous on Apr 19, 2011 at 04:08 PM in reply to Boots on The Ground
      That $ 120,000 a year income helps raise the high five average for retirement and, serving in this position certainly would help in a future position in an engineering firm.
  • by Anonymous on Apr 18, 2011 at 08:38 PM
    Is Prasad an American citizen? Will he be able to be easily coerced to do things with the Miami port that Scott wants done? Just askin.
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      by Anonymous on Apr 19, 2011 at 04:52 AM in reply to Anonymous
      Read the article. He is a highly qualified engineer with 18 years at FDOT.
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      by Anonymous on Apr 19, 2011 at 04:09 PM in reply to Anonymous
      He has some family back in India but he is an all American success story.
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      by Anonymous on Apr 23, 2011 at 08:45 PM in reply to Anonymous
      Ananth and both his parents, all are American citizens.Incidentally his father is also a civil engineer who worked in America and now a retired citizen.
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      by rr on Apr 23, 2011 at 11:33 PM in reply to Anonymous
      Yes, Prasad is an American Citizen, and he has devoted his entire work life to the US, and what a job he has done. We his family back in India are very proud of him and trust me he's capable of even more.
  • by Philip Location: Tallahassee on Apr 18, 2011 at 06:54 PM
    Great choice. Someone internal that has risen thru the ranks. This should help improve morale.
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      by Anonymous on Apr 19, 2011 at 04:50 AM in reply to Philip
      Hopefully, he will be like some of the others who rose through the ranks, e.g. Ben Watts and Tom Barry. Charlie's choice of someone with a bachelors degree in political science was a disaster. We need an engineer in that position.
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      by Anonymous on Apr 19, 2011 at 02:54 PM in reply to Philip
      And a great guy even for a Gator.
  • by Haha on Apr 18, 2011 at 06:25 PM
    Well...that's one job
    • reply
      by TIR on Apr 18, 2011 at 06:50 PM in reply to Haha
      No it is not.
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