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Jack  Marchbanks


Director, Ohio Department of Transportation

Jack Marchbanks was appointed Director of the Ohio Department of Transportation in January 2019 by Ohio Governor Mike DeWine.  As Director, he provides strategic leadership to the people serving Ohio’s most asset laden infrastructure agency. The Ohio Department of Transportation is “owner-operator” of an inter-modal system worth more than $120 billion. ODOT is responsible for the second largest inventory of bridges and the fifth largest interstate system in the nation.

In his prior role as Assistant Director for Business and Human Resources from 2017 to 2018, he was responsible for the overall management of the department’s 5,000 employees and the development of its $3.7 billion budget. He directed the statewide administrators of the agency’s finance, human resources, information technology, legal, and communications divisions, as well as the opportunity, diversity and inclusion programs.

A staunch believer in life-long learning, Dr. Marchbanks earned a Doctor of Philosophy degree from Ohio University in May 2018. He holds an M.B.A. from Xavier University in Cincinnati and a master’s degree from Clark-Atlanta University. He is a proud graduate of the University of Dayton, where he earned his bachelor’s degree in Political Science.

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