Jeff Marootian was appointed as the Interim Director at the District Department of Transportation (DDOT) in August 2017. Mr. Marootian joined DDOT in March 2017 from the US Department of Transportation where he served under Transportation Secretary Anthony Foxx from 2013 to 2017. He was appointed by President Barack Obama to serve as the White House Liaison from 2013 to 2015 where he worked alongside the heads of the federal regulatory agencies to promote President Obama’s transportation agenda.
In 2015, Mr. Marootian was promoted to serve as the Department’s Assistant Secretary for Administration. In that capacity, he oversaw the management functions of the 55,000-employee agency including human resources, facilities, procurement, and security. He was also the Department’s Chief Sustainability Officer. Mr. Marootian is no stranger to DDOT. He previously worked at the agency from 2008 through 2011 as the Customer Service Officer on public engagement activities, relationships with Advisory Neighborhood Commissioners and other city officials. He also was a Capital City Fellow at DDOT in 2004.
Mr. Marootian has both a Bachelor of Arts and Master of Public Administration from The George Washington University and has lived in the District of Columbia for 20 years.