Ananth Prasad

Senior Vice President, HNTB (Tallahassee)


Ananth Prasad is HNTB’s DOT market sector leader and a senior vice president. He leads HNTB’s transportation practice by developing and directing strategies that enhance the firm’s service to state departments of transportation across the country.

With more than 24 years of experience in the transportation industry, including 22 years with Florida Department of Transportation where he most recently held the governor-appointed position of Secretary of FDOT. He was responsible for managing the $10 billion agency, which oversees the state’s infrastructure projects. Prior to his appointment as the Secretary of FDOT, Prasad served as Assistant Secretary for Engineering and Operations and Chief Engineer for the agency, implementing various innovative contracting techniques, such as public-private partnerships.

Prasad has a bachelor’s degree in Civil Engineering from Regional Engineering College in India and a master’s degree in Civil Engineering from University of Florida. He is registered as a Professional Engineer in the State of Florida.

Prasad received the Florida Chamber Foundation’s Champion for Florida’s Future award in 2015 and was recognized by Engineering News Record’s Top 25 Newsmaker of the Year in 2013.