Secretary Paul A. Mattox, Jr.
Paul A. Mattox, Jr. was named Commissioner of Highways by Governor Joe Manchin III in January 2005. Later appointed in June 2006 to the position of Cabinet Secretary for the Department of Transportation, he currently serves in a dual capacity as Secretary of Transportation / Commissioner of Highways.
Secretary Mattox is a Nitro native and began his career at the Division of Highways (DOH) as a co-op student in 1979 and continued until the fall of 1987. Since leaving DOH, Mattox has worked with Woolpert, LLP, E. L. Robinson Engineering Company and RPM Engineers, PLLC.
He holds a Bachelor of Science degree from West Virginia University Institute of Technology and a Master of Science degree in engineering from Marshall University College of Graduate Studies. He is a graduate of Leadership West Virginia and has served as president of the West Virginia Section of the American Society of Civil Engineers.
Secretary Mattox is a registered professional engineer in West Virginia, Ohio, Virginia, Kentucky and Alabama and is also a registered professional land surveyor in West Virginia. He has extensive experience in designing and managing public works projects for highways, bridges, water and wastewater systems and site development.