Ferzan M. Ahmed, P.E. was appointed by the Ohio Turnpike and Infrastructure Commission as Executive Director on Feb. 25, 2019. Ferzan is a native of Pakistan who came to America in 1985 to pursue higher education. He attended Kansas State University and graduated with a Bachelor of Science degree in Electrical and Computer Engineering.
Ferzan began his career in transportation as an Engineer in Training at the Ohio Department of Transportation (ODOT) in District Six. He managed multiple construction projects in District 6 for 15 years. He ascended through the ranks and moved to engineering design to become the project manager on the I-70/I-71 reconstruction program, which was ODOT’s largest construction project at the time. In 2011, he was appointed as the Deputy Director of ODOT District 6, where he oversaw all ODOT activities in eight counties in Central Ohio including Franklin County. During his tenure, Central Ohio citizens experienced completion of some of Ohio’s largest construction projects.
In 2016, the Delaware County Commissioners appointed him as the Administrator of Delaware County, Ohio’s fastest-growing county. There, he led the effort to create a formal budget process and county-performance metrics. Most recently, Ferzan served as a Vice President and leader of AECOM’s Ohio Transportation practice. In that role, he worked with ODOT a s AECOM’s Project Principal for DriveOhio autonomous and connected vehicle deployment projects and the MORPC Hyperloop Feasibility Study.
Ferzan is a registered Professional Engineer in Civil Engineering and formerly served as the Chair of the Ohio Board of Registration for Engineers and Surveyors. He is married to Cathy, and has a daughter, two sons, and two grandchildren. He loves to travel and meet new people.