Diane Gutierrez-Scaccetti has been confirmed by the New Jersey Senate as New Jersey Department of Transportation commissioner, making her the 19th chief executive of the department.
She had been the acting commissioner since January after Gov. Phil Murphy appointed her. She is also chairman of New Jersey Transit, the New Jersey Turnpike Authority and South Jersey Transportation Authority.
Gutierrez-Scaccetti previously was executive director and CEO of Florida’s Turnpike Enterprise and executive director at the New Jersey Turnpike Authority. She has worked 34 years in government service, including 28 in transportation.