New Jersey Department of Transportation
Diane Gutierrez-Scaccetti was appointed Commissioner of the New Jersey Department of Transportation in 2017 when she also joined the NJTPA Board.
A native New Jerseyan, GutierrezScaccetti is a transportation professional with more than 28 years in the industry, and 34 years in government service.
Most recently, the Commissioner served as the Executive Director and CEO at Florida’s Turnpike Enterprise, a part of the Florida Department of Transportation. Under her leadership, Florida’s Turnpike Enterprise managed more than 460 centerline miles and a 5-year capital program in excess of $6 billion, supported by $1 billion in revenues. As Executive Director and CEO, she was a member of the Executive Committee of the Florida Department of Transportation, a policy setting body that reports to the Secretary of Transportation.
Prior to the Commissioner’s Florida experience, she spent 21 years at the New Jersey Turnpike Authority, working her way up from a Contract Administrator to the post of Executive Director, a position she held from 2008 to 2010. During her tenure, she managed the day-to-day administrative operations and was chief negotiator for the agency’s several collective bargaining units.
Ms. Gutierrez-Scaccetti participated in several major agency initiatives, including the remediation of the E-ZPass System and the financial and operational consolidation of the New Jersey Turnpike Authority and New Jersey Highway Authority. A major undertaking was the development and financing of a 10-year, $7 billion capital program that kicked off the widening of the New Jersey Turnpike from Interchange 6 to Interchange 9. This transformational project provided significant congestion relief to a major portion of the I-95 Corridor.
The Commissioner’s accomplishments and leadership have been recognized by the Executive Women of New Jersey, WTS Central Florida Woman of the Year, and Orlando Business Journal’s 2015 CEO of the Year for the Public Sector. Commissioner Gutierrez-Scaccetti holds degrees from the University of Connecticut (B.S.) and Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey (M.S.).