Secretary Sherri LeBas
Louisiana Department of Transportation and Development
Sherri H. LeBas was appointed as Secretary of the Louisiana Department of Transportation and Development in February 2010 by Governor Bobby Jindal. LeBas is responsible for a more than $1.7 billion budget and more than 4,300 employees across the state. During her tenure as Deputy Secretary and Secretary, Louisiana has invested over $6 billion in transportation infrastructure which includes more than $2 billion in state surplus, federal recovery, and emergency relief funds. LeBas is a professional civil engineer with more than 29 years in state service in Louisiana, working at DOTD, as well as the Division of Administration. Under her leadership, the agency has marked the completion of the new $803 million Interstate 10/ Twin Span Bridge ahead of schedule, secured $622 million in funding for I-49 North from the Arkansas line to I-220 in Shreveport, expanded the I-10 and I-12 corridors in the Baton Rouge, Slidell and New Orleans areas with an investment of $470 million, opened the $409 million John James Audubon Bridge in St. Francisville, and completed the $1.2 billion expansion of the Huey P. Long Bridge. LeBas holds a bachelor’s degree in civil engineering from Louisiana State University, graduating in 1985, and has held a professional engineer’s license in both civil and environmental engineering since 1990.