Virginia Commonwealth Transportation Board

Charles Kilpatrick, P.E.

Commissioner, Virginia Department of Transportation (VDOT) (Effective January 14, 2014)

Charles Kilpatrick, P.E., was named commissioner of the Virginia Department of Transportation (VDOT) by Governor Terry McAuliffe in January 2014.

Previously, he served as chief deputy commissioner of the department under Governor Bob McDonnell.

As chief deputy, Kilpatrick was the chief operating officer for the agency and was responsible for both day-to-day operations and strategic direction.

Kilpatrick is a native Virginian, raised in Fairfax County. He graduated from Virginia Tech in 1986 with a bachelor’s in civil engineering; he is a licensed professional engineer. Kilpatrick began his professional career with Fairfax County government, reviewing, and then managing, land development and public improvement project proposals in the county.

After seven years, he joined VDOT in Fredericksburg as the assistant resident engineer. He later became resident engineer, managing and directing land development, maintenance, and construction in that rapidly developing region.

During his 10-year tenure, Kilpatrick was responsible for delivering a wide range of transportation projects. He also served as the chair of the Statewide Resident Engineers Committee.

In 2004, Kilpatrick left state service to work for Silver Companies, a major mixed-use and commercial development company headquartered in Fredericksburg, Virginia, and Boca Raton, Florida. As the vice president for construction, he managed all commercial construction activities in Virginia. These projects included significant public roadway and infrastructure improvements, as well as innovative financing techniques.

Contact Commissioner Kilpatrick:

1401 E. Broad St.
Richmond, Virginia 23219

804-786-2940 fax