Commissioner Schroer Appoints New Chief of Environment and PlanningTuesday, October 11, 2011 | 02:28 pm
NASHVILLE – Tennessee Department of Transportation (TDOT) Commissioner John Schroer names Adetokunbo “Toks” Omishakin as the new Chief of Environment and Planning for the department. Omishakin will also assume the role of Assistant Commissioner for TDOT. In his new post, Omishakin will direct the Environment and Planning Bureau which oversees the Project Planning, Long-Range Planning, Multimodal Transportation Resources and Environmental Divisions.
Before joining TDOT, Omishakin served as the Director of Healthy Living Initiatives in the Mayor’s Office in Nashville. Omishakin also held positions as the Bicycle-Pedestrian Coordinator, Senior Planner and the Director of “Music City Moves” for the Metropolitan Government of Nashville and Davidson County. Omishakin holds a Master’s Degree in Urban and Regional Planning (MURP) with a concentration in transportation planning and urban design. He holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Engineering Technology with a concentration in architecture and computer- aided design.
“TDOT is very fortunate to have Toks Omishakin as our new Chief of Environment and Planning” said Commissioner Schroer. “Toks’s expertise in transportation planning will be a tremendous asset to the department and I am confident he will lead our efforts to be an environmentally sensitive agency.”
“I appreciate Commissioner Schroer’s confidence in my ability to direct the Environment and Planning Bureau,” said Omishakin. “I look forward to the critical role of managing project development while balancing the state’s transportation needs with TDOT’s commitment to protect the environment.”
Omishakin will assume his role with TDOT on October 24.