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Louisiana DOTD Secretary Wilson Announces Magri to Executive Staff as Assistant Secretary

BATON ROUGE, LA — Louisiana Department of Transportation and Development (DOTD) Secretary Shawn D. Wilson, Ph.D., announces that Daniel Magri has been appointed as a new member to his executive staff. Magri will serve as the next Assistant Secretary for the Office of Planning, which oversees public transportation, data collection and management systems, transportation planning and highway safety.

Magri earned his bachelor’s degree in civil engineering from Louisiana State University. He is a Registered Professional Civil Engineer in Louisiana, as well as a Road Safety Professional by the Transportation Professional Certification Board. He has over 35 years of state service, with 27 years served at DOTD where he held prior positions as the Assistant Public Hearings and Environmental Impact Engineer, Highway Safety Engineer and Highway Safety Administrator.

Magri is a member of the Institute of Transportation Engineers (ITE), American Society of Civil Engineers and served as the past President of the Association of Transportation Safety Information Professionals (ATSIP). He is a past recipient of the Charles E. Dunbar Award, the highest honor a classified Louisiana state employee can receive for their service, the ATSIP Distinguished Achievement Award and the Deep South ITE President’s Award.

“Dan has been a great asset to DOTD for many years, and we look forward to having him serve in this position,” Wilson said. “His experience and knowledge will be beneficial to the department and the state.”

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