Louisiana DOTD’s Secretary, Sherri LeBas
Sherri H. LeBas was appointed as Secretary of DOTD in June 2010 by Governor Bobby Jindal. She has more than
28 years in state service in Louisiana: more than
22 years at the Department of Transportation and Development.
Secretary LeBas manages a $1.9 billion budget and more than 4,500 employees across the state of Louisiana.
During her tenure, Louisiana has invested in major corridor improvement projects across the state and has
successfully obligated more than $2 billion in state surplus, federal stimulus and federal emergency relief funds.
Throughout the years, LeBas has held several high level positions within the Department and served as
Project Manager on numerous projects at DOTD including I-49 North in Shreveport and the TIMED program.
Under her leadership, the agency has marked the completion of the new $803 million Interstate 10/ Twin
Span Bridge ahead of schedule, secured $622 million in funding for I-49 North from the Arkansas line to I-220
in Shreveport, and opened the $409 million John James Audubon Bridge in St. Francisville.
Secretary LeBas holds a bachelor’s degree in civil engineering from Louisiana State University and is a
licensed professional engineer. She is a member of AASHTO, American Society of Civil Engineers, and Louisiana
Society of Professional Engineers in Civil Service and is a recent inductee into the Louisiana State University
Civil Engineering School’s Hall of Distinction. Additionally, she is an honorary member of the Louisiana Engineering Society.