Public Policy Board | Board Member
- Company: California State Transportation Agency
- Title: Secretary
Toks Omishakin was appointed the Secretary of the California State Transportation Agency (CalSTA) in February 2022, after serving as Director of the California Department of Transportation (Caltrans) since 2019. Secretary Omishakin came to CalSTA and Caltrans following eight years with the Tennessee Department of Transportation, where he successfully established environmental, multimodal and planning policies. Prior to that role, he served as Director of Healthy Living Initiatives in the Nashville Mayor’s Office.
Secretary Omishakin’s transportation vision for California features a safe, equitable, sustainable, and multimodal transportation system that builds on strong local partnerships.He has a Ph.D. in Engineering Management from the University of Tennessee, Knoxville; a master’s degree in Urban and Regional Planning from Jackson State University; and a Bachelor of Arts in Engineering Technology from Mississippi Valley State University