Former Executive Director, California Transportation Commission
Andre Boutros retired from public service in December 2014, after more than 30 years of direct involvement in the development and preservation of California’s transportation infrastructure, with extensive focus on program and project delivery, and transportation policy and finance.
Andre had staffed the California Transportation Commission since 2007, holding the positions of Chief Program Delivery Officer and Chief Deputy Director, leading to his appointment to the Executive Director in January 2013.While with the Commission, Andre also served as a member of the Toll Bridge Program Oversight Committee, overseeing the construction of the new East Span of the San Francisco-Oakland Bay Bridge and other Bay Area Toll structures, and a member of the California Transportation Financing Authority, charged with the issuance of revenue bonds to finance transportation projects.
Prior to joining the Commission, Andre spent over 23 years with the California Department of Transportation, holding numerous technical and leadership positions, with extensive involvement in bridge and highway engineering, and program and policy development and implementation.
Andre continues to be active in the transportation industry, serving as a member of the Advisory Board of the UCLA Institute of Transportation Studies, a member of the Steering Committee for the Annual UCLA Lake Arrowhead Symposium on Transportation, Land Use and Environment, and a member of the Board of Directors of the California Transportation Foundation. Andre holds a civil engineering degree from Sacramento State, and is a California-registered civil engineer.