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Teddi Pitts, Executive Director
Teddi Pitts

Teddi Pitts is soon to begin the 28th year of her career as an employee of the State of Florida. Beginning her 15-year career at the Florida Department of Transportation, she served as a Senior Clerk in the department’s mailroom, a construction Project Inspector, a Plans Review and Specification Developer, the Metropolitan Planning Organization’s Funds Manager, and the Finance Plan Coordinator for the department’s 5-year Work Program.

The past 12 years have spent across the street at the state Capitol, holding positions in Governor Bush’ administration, the House of Representatives, and the Senate. Under Governor Bush, Pitts worked as his Transportation and Economic Development legislative and budget specialist. Her most recent positions with the Legislature were as Staff Director over many substantive and appropriations committees. In these positions, Transportation, Highway Safety, Economic Development, and Business Regulation were the focus of her management.

Teddi Pitts is committed to serving the State of Florida, as is her family. She is married to Philip Pitts, a former law enforcement officer and defense tactics instructor at the Pat Thomas Academy who now is with the Florida Highway Patrol’s office of Professional Compliance. She also has two daughters, Melissa Brooks, Correctional Sergeant with the Florida Department of Corrections in Franklin County, and Allison Black, Manager of the Florida Department of Transportation’s Organizational Development Office. She also has five grandchildren.

   
Rick Gallant, CPA, Manager of Finance and Performance Monitoring
Rick Gallant

Mr. Gallant joined the Florida Transportation Commission in 2007 and currently serves as the Manager of Finance and Performance Monitoring. He has overall responsibility for statutorily required annual reports that review Performance and Production and the Tentative Work Program of the Florida Department of Transportation. His responsibilities also include the production of an annual Monitoring and Oversight Report that incorporates numerous transportation authorities operating within the state, as well as conducting research and evaluating various transportation issues with statewide impact. Mr. Gallant served for seven years as a Senior Financial Analyst with a transportation consulting firm prior to joining the Commission. He holds a Bachelor of Science in Business Administration degree from the University of Central Florida, Master of Business Administration degree from Florida State University, and is a Certified Public Accountant.