RICHMOND—Governor Ralph Northam announced additional appointments to his Administration today.
Secretariat of Transportation
Morteza Farajian, Ph.D., Acting Deputy Secretary of TransportationMorteza Farajian has been appointed Acting Deputy Secretary of Transportation, reporting to Secretary Shannon Valentine, during the remaining six weeks of Deputy Secretary Nick Donohue’s paternity leave. Morteza currently serves as Director of the Office of Public-Private Partnerships (P3) at the Virginia Department of Transportation (VDOT) and will continue to be responsible for this office. Prior to joining VDOT six years ago, Morteza worked in the private sector in a number of project management, construction, and development roles.
Morteza holds a Doctorate of Project Management from the University of Maryland, where he focused his dissertation on Structured Project Finance in P3s in the United States. He earned Master of Project Management and Bachelor of Civil Engineering degrees as well. Morteza serves on the Transportation Research Board’s Revenue and Finance Committee and P3 subcommittee.
Secretariat of the CommonwealthBoard Appointments
Board for Barbers and Cosmetology
Data Sharing and Analytics Advisory Committee
State Emergency Medical Services Advisory Board
Virginia Board of Veterans Services
Virginia Board of Workforce Development
Virginia Geographic Information Network Advisory Board
Virginia Wine Board
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