Transportation 2023: SHEPPARD ‘SHEP’ MILLER III
SECRETARY OF TRANSPORTATION, COMMONWEALTH OF VIRGINIA; CHAIR, COMMONWEALTH TRANSPORTATION BOARD, RICHMOND
A Norfolk native, Miller takes pride in the state’s transportation accomplishments, including the start this year of the Interstate 64 Gap Project, which will widen a 29-mile corridor between Richmond and Williamsburg, as well as the August opening of a 10-mile stretch of express lanes in Stafford County and Fredericksburg.
As state transportation secretary, Miller is also responsible for rail, transit and ports; a former defense contracting executive, Miller was appointed secretary by Gov. Glenn Youngkin in 2022. He also chairs the Commonwealth Transportation Board, an appointment made by Youngkin’s predecessor, former Gov. Ralph Northam.
An alumnus of Hampden-Sydney College and William & Mary, Miller retired in 2017 upon his sale of KITCO Fiber Optics, twice named by the Virginia Chamber as one of Virginia’s 50 fastest-growing companies.
Miller serves as vice chairman of TowneBank’s Norfolk advisory board and is a board member for the Greater Norfolk Corp., Sail250 Virginia and the Virginia Foundation for Independent Colleges.
SOMETHING I’D NEVER DO AGAIN: Steal from 7-Eleven … 58 years ago
HOBBY/PASSION: My family farm