September 22, 2021
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Georgia Trend magazine recently named Russell McMurry (seen above) – Georgia Department of Transportation commissioner and secretary/treasurer of the American Association of State Highway and Transportation Officials – to its 2021 list of “Most Influential Georgians.”

[Above photo by the Georgia DOT.]

This is the fourth consecutive year the magazine recognized McMurry with this designation. In 2018, it named him Georgian of the Year.

Russell McMurry (center) speaking to Georgia Gov. Brian Kemp (left).

The magazine said it named McMurry to its “influential” list for his “leadership in overseeing numerous transformative transportation projects around the state.”

Those projects include new express lanes being constructed as part of the Major Mobility Investment Program to help reduce congestion and improve mobility along State Route 400 from I-285 to the North Springs Marta Station, and along the congested segments of I-285.

“It is an honor to be recognized once again by Georgia Trend,” McMurry said in a statement. “Transportation is essential to a growing Georgia economy and I am proud to lead a department that is dedicated to creating a modern, safe and innovative transportation system. In an uncommon year, the Georgia DOT team did a phenomenal job of applying creative approaches to safely and efficiently provide an essential public service that serves all Georgians.”

A 31-year veteran of the agency, McMurry has served as Georgia DOT’s commissioner since 2015.

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