California Department of Transportation

California Department of Transportation

Date: September 7, 2012
District: 12 – Orange County
Contact: Gloria Roberts
Phone: (949) 724-2695

Caltrans Welcomes New District 12 Director Ryan Chamberlain

IRVINE - On September 6, Caltrans Director Malcolm Dougherty announced the appointment of Ryan Chamberlain as the District 12 Director, overseeing all department functions within Orange County. The appointment will be effective September 17.

“Having been born and raised in Orange County, I have seen the County grow and mature into the economic hub that it is today,” said Chamberlain. “I am thrilled to have the opportunity to come home and work with our many public and private sector partners and stakeholders in continuing to improve mobility and safety for all travel modes throughout California.”

Ryan joined Caltrans over 12 years ago and has held positions in Local Assistance, Environmental Planning and Transportation Planning. He has extensive experience in the transportation sector in Caltrans Headquarters and Districts 7 and 12. As Deputy District Director of Planning and Local Assistance in District 12, Ryan worked cooperatively with regional and local agencies in developing partnerships, policy, transportation plans, and provided guidance on a wide range of planning concepts and current practices. Most recently, Ryan served as the Caltrans Division Chief of Transportation Planning in Sacramento where he managed a program of approximately 650 positions statewide predominantly under Project Studies, Systems and Goods Movement, State, Regional, and Local Planning.

Prior to joining Caltrans, Ryan worked on environmental compliance and geospatial mapping at PBQ &D in Orange. Ryan graduated from the University of California, Santa Barbara with a degree in Environmental Studies and considers himself a lifelong learner who embraces innovation in both his professional and personal life. Ryan will be relocating back to Orange County with his wife Jodi, son Lucas, and daughter Alexa.

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