Texas Department of Transportation
Phil Wilson is executive director of the Texas Department of Transportation. Under the direction of the Texas Transportation Commission, he manages, directs, and implements TxDOT policies, programs, and operating strategies. He also represents TxDOT before the Texas Legislature and other entities. He is the department’s first executive director since legislation was passed in 2009 removing the requirement that the position be occupied by a professional engineer.
Before joining TxDOT on Oct. 17, 2011, Wilson served as senior vice president of public affairs and as a corporate officer for Luminant, Texas’ largest electric generation company. In 2007, Gov. Rick Perry appointed Wilson as Texas’ 106th Secretary of State. In that position, he was the chief elections officer and the chief international protocol officer for Texas. Wilson also served as the chair of the Governor's Competitiveness Council and on the Texas Border Security Council.