DOTD Secretary Shawn Wilson announces additional executive staff members
Friday, February 05, 2016 at 12:16:08 PM
BATON ROUGE, La. – Today, Louisiana Department of Transportation and Development Secretary Shawn Wilson, Ph.D. announced four more members of his executive staff. Three members have been part of the executive staff and will remain in leadership roles: Eric Kalivoda, Ph.D. as Deputy Secretary, Cheryl Duvieilh as Executive Counsel and Kirk Gallien as Assistant Secretary of Operations. Rhea Victorian was named Executive Secretary.

Kalivoda has served as Deputy Secretary for the past six years. He has been with DOTD for 24 years and has served in several roles. He previously worked as the Department’s Assistant Secretary of Planning for four years. He has also held several engineering management positions. A native of Baton Rouge, Kalivoda earned his bachelor’s degree in civil engineering from LSU and his master’s degree from the University of Arizona. He earned his Ph.D. from North Carolina State University.

Duvieilh has served as Executive Counsel for the past six years and has been with DOTD for 19 years. She previously served as a construction attorney, which required her to be the direct advisor to the chief engineer. Before coming to DOTD, Duvieilh served as a tax attorney for the Department of Revenue. A native of Baton Rouge, she received her bachelor’s degree from LSU and her juris doctorate from the Southern University Law Center.

Gallien has served as the Deputy Assistant Secretary of Operations for the past two years and has been with DOTD for 25 years. He previously worked as the District Traffic Operations Engineer and Assistant District Administrator of Operations for the Monroe district. A native of West Monroe, he has a bachelor’s degree in civil engineering from Louisiana Tech University.

Victorian has served the State of Louisiana for more than 30 years and has been with DOTD for 10 of those years. She previously worked as Administrative Assistant to the Undersecretary. Before coming to DOTD, she worked for the Department of Revenue, Division of Administration and the Office of Group Benefits. A native of Baton Rouge, Victorian graduated from LSU with a bachelor’s degree in general studies with a minor in business administration.

“I have worked with these highly qualified individuals as they joined the executive team at DOTD. They have a wealth of knowledge and experience that I value,” Wilson said. “The citizens of this state deserve a first class transportation system, and these leaders will help us reach our goals.”