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Josh Rowan

Josh Rowan serves as Commissioner of Atlanta's Department of Transportation (ATLDOT) formed to significantly accelerate and diversify projects with better options for getting around Atlanta safely, affordably, and equitably.

Most recently, he served as General Manager for the City of Atlanta’s Renew Atlanta-TSPLOST Program. For nearly two decades, Rowan has worked in the public sector as a program manager for transportation, transit, education, healthcare, and law enforcement capital construction programs. Later, as a consultant in Cobb County, he was introduced to the management of large capital construction programs. There, he learned the road building business from multiple perspectives – laborer, foreman, estimator, and project manager.

Rowan is a graduate of Georgia Institution of Technology with a bachelor’s degree in civil engineering. He is a member of Leadership Atlanta Class of 2012, Leadership Cobb Class of 2013, and Regional Leadership Institute Class of 2018.

Throughout his career, Rowan has been actively engaged in the Atlanta community, serving for a decade as a reserve deputy in Cobb County. He is currently a board member for Crime Stoppers Greater Atlanta and the Construction Infrastructure Systems Engineering Board at Georgia Institute of Technology. In addition, he is an emeritus member for Georgia Institute of Technology External Advisory Board for the School of Civil and Environmental Engineering.

Josh Rowan
Atlanta DOT Commissioner

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