David Gwynn was appointed as FDOT District Seven Secretary in July of 2017. Prior to this appointment, he served as Director of Transportation Operations for FDOT District One in Bartow.
David spent 30 years in the private sector, providing consulting services to the transportation industry before joining FDOT in January 2016. He co-founded TEI Engineers & Planners in 1991 and led the growth of the firm to over 125 staff members throughout Florida and Georgia. He later served in senior executive roles for several large engineering consulting firms, leading business units of up to 700 staff members throughout the Southeastern United States.
As the District Seven Secretary, David provides administrative oversight for the planning, development and operations for all transportation modes within Citrus, Hillsborough, Hernando, Pasco and Pinellas counties.
David is also a 1983 graduate of the United States Military Academy at West Point, where he earned a Bachelor of Engineering degree. During his military service, David served as a Field Artillery Officer in the U.S. Army as well as the Florida National Guard. In addition, he also holds a Master of Transportation Engineering degree from the University of Florida. He resides in Tampa with his wife and has five children and two grandchildren.