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Jack Marchbanks

Secretary, Ohio Transportation Cabinet

Jack Marchbanks served as Assistant Director for Business & Human Resources for the Ohio Department of Transportation (ODOT) from July 2017 until his appointment as Director by Gov. DeWine in January 2019.

In his role as Assistant Director, he was responsible for the overall management of the department's 5,000 employees and the development of its $3.3 billion budget. He provided strategic direction to the statewide administrators of the agency's finance, human resources, information technology, legal, and communications divisions, as well as the opportunity, diversity and inclusion programs. His duties also included service as a voting member of the State Infrastructure Bank and fiduciary oversight of federal fund transfers from the Federal Highway Administration, Federal Transit Administration and Federal Rail Administration.

Jack also served as District 6 Deputy Director from June 2016 to July 2017. He previously served in the same position from May 1996 to January 2007.

During his long time at the helm of District 6, he oversaw the investment of more than $1.7 billion in surface transportation infrastructure, including the widening of I-71 in Delaware County, the widening of the I-270 North Outerbelt from Gahanna to Dublin, the completion of US 35 in Fayette County and the completion of I-670 with the High Street Cap in Franklin County.

He is a former member of the Ohio Transportation Review Advisory Council (TRAC) and has worked in the private sector as Business Development & Marketing Director for PRIME AE Group, Inc.

A staunch believer in life-long learning, Mr. Marchbanks recently earned a Doctor of Philosophy degree from Ohio University. He also holds an M.B.A. from Xavier University in Cincinnati and a Master's Degree from Clark-Atlanta University. He is a proud graduate of the University of Dayton, where he earned his Bachelor's Degree in Political Science.

He is married to Alice Flowers and lives in Columbus, Ohio.