VDOT Leadership

Robert H. Cary, P.E.

Richmond District Engineer


Robert H. Cary, who started his career with the Virginia Department of Transportation (VDOT) in 1992, became the Richmond District engineer in December 2014.

He was previously the Salem District administrator, starting in in July 2012. He also served for five years as the Lynchburg District administrator.

Following graduation from college, Cary joined William H. Gordon Associates of Woodbridge as a staff engineer and surveyor.

In 1992, he became a transportation engineer in VDOT’s Staunton District and later, location and design engineer in VDOT’s Salem District before being promoted to assistant district administrator for preliminary engineering.


Cary holds a Bachelor of Science degree in civil engineering from Virginia Tech, where he is currently working toward a master’s degree in transportation infrastructure and systems analysis.

He is also a graduate of VDOT’s Executive Leadership Program and is a registered professional engineer and licensed surveyor.


American Association of State Highway Officials’ (AASHTO) technical committee of preconstruction engineering (chairman), member of AASHTO’s subcommittee on design, and is active with the Transportation Research Board and the National Cooperative Highway Research Program.


Born in Boston, Mass., Cary spent his childhood in Northern Virginia.

He has worked in Northern Virginia and the Shenandoah and Roanoke valleys.

Interests and Hobbies

Cary enjoys photography, sailing, sports and actively participates in the community.


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