Last Monday, Governor Rick Scott appointed Ananth Prasad as the new Secretary of the Department of Transportation. Mr. Prasad has worked for the department for 18 years, where he most recently served as the Assistant Secretary for Engineering and Operations and previously served as a Chief Engineer and Director of Construction. Mr. Prasad was chosen over two other candidates recommended by the Florida Transportation Commission — Thomas Conrecode, Vice President of Collier Enterprises, and Gordon Goodin, a former Santa Rosa County Commissioner.