November 2007 Meeting
Jorge C. Figueredo, Ph.D.,
Executive Director, North Texas Tollway Authority
November 7, 2007 at Bent Tree Country Club
On July 26, 2007, the North Texas Tollway Authority (NTTA) Board of Directors selected Jorge Figueredo as the agency's Executive Director following a comprehensive national search.
Jorge has spent the last 16 years in the transportation and tolling industry. Before joining the NTTA, he served as Senior Division Manager for Post, Buckley, Shuh, and Jernigan (PBS&J) overseeing the company's toll operation practice in the Central U.S. During his tenure with PBS&J, Jorge worked extensively with the Northeast Texas Regional Mobility Authority in Tyler as the Senior Project Manager and as Senior Consultant to the Texas Turnpike Authority Division of the Texas Department of Transportation.
From August 1992 to June 2004, Jorge served as Director of Operations, Communications, and Marketing for the Orlando-Orange County Expressway Authority in Florida. While in that position, he planned, coordinated, organized, and administered all aspects of toll operations, information technologies, communication and marketing activities.
Jorge served as Director of Public Information and Legislative Affairs for Florida's Turnpike from 1991 to 1992. In that role, he was responsible for public information, public involvement, public relations and legislative programs.
He has been a member of the International Bridge, Tunnel and Turnpike Association (IBTTA) since 1992 and the Transportation and Expressway Authority Membership of Texas (TeamTX) since 2004.
Born in Havana, Cuba, Jorge has lived most of his life in Florida. He received his Bachelor of Arts in Radio/Television, Master of Public Administration, and Ph.D. in Public Affairs from the University of Central Florida… which makes him a true "UCF Knight".