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District Department of Transportation

Richard Kenney

Rick Kenney
Chief Engineer

Mr. Kenney was appointed Deputy Chief Engineer in March 2017.  He previously served as the Program Manager for the Infrastructure Project Management Administration’s Team 1 for 5 years leading capital projects in Wards 1 and 2. His portfolio comprises approximately $1 billion in projects including the South Capitol St/Frederick Douglass Memorial Bridge, the Benning Road and Streetcar Project, the H Street Bridge Replacement, and the Theodore Roosevelt Memorial Bridge Rehabilitation. 

Mr. Kenney holds a Master of Business Administration from the George Washington University and a Bachelor of Science degree in Civil Engineering from Northeastern University where he graduated Cum Laude. He is a registered Professional Engineer in the District of Columbia, and Arizona with over 26 years of experience in Bridge and Roadway project design and construction administration. He is also a certified Project Management Professional. In his spare time he enjoys biking and running on the District’s many bike lanes and trails, most notably the Anacostia Riverwalk.

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