VDOT Leadership

Quintin D. Elliott

Chief Deputy Commissioner


Quintin D. Elliott was named Chief Deputy Commissioner of the Virginia Department of Transportation (VDOT) by Gov. Terry McAuliffe in January, 2014.

Prior to that, he was the administrator of VDOT's Fredericksburg district. There, he oversaw VDOT’s construction and maintenance on more than 11,500 miles of state-maintained roads in the 14-county region.

The Fredericksburg district spans from the increasingly urban Stafford and Spotsylvania counties through the rural Northern Neck to Gloucester and Mathews counties.

In Fredericksburg, Elliott directed approximately 460 employees.


He served as acting district administrator in VDOT’s Culpeper District for a year and as VDOT’s state asset management division administrator from 2002-2007.

In that role, he directed the maintenance and inventory of Virginia’s nearly 58,000 miles of state highways and VDOT’s assets in that system, such as bridges, tunnels and equipment.

He served as special assistant to the assistant commissioner for operations and the chief engineer in 2002.

After graduating from college and starting his VDOT career as a transportation engineer trainee in 1985, he served as assistant resident engineer in the agency’s Franklin and Williamsburg residencies.

He was Williamsburg resident engineer between 1991 and 2001.


Elliott holds a bachelor’s degree in civil engineering from the Virginia Military Institute.


During his VDOT career, Elliott served in the Virginia Air National Guard.

He retired in 2008 as Commander/Officer in Charge of the 192 Civil Engineering Squadron and the 203 Red Horse Squadron Heavy Equipment Flight.

He earned several awards and decorations for his military service, most notably the Meritorious Service Medal for his service during Operation Iraqi Freedom.


Originally from Natural Bridge, Elliott is married to the former Emily Simmons of Windsor, and has a son and daughter.


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