Carlos Braceras

Executive Director

Utah Department of Transportation

United States

Carlos Braceras is executive director of the Utah Department of Transportation, a position he has held since May 2013. A native of New Jersey, Carlos came to work at UDOT in 1986 because, quite honestly, he loved the skiing in Utah. In the 30 years that have passed since then, he has helped to shape UDOT’s strategic direction and its mission of innovating transportation solutions that strengthen Utah’s economy and enhance the quality of life, making it one of the most respected and influential DOT’s in the nation. Today his influence extends beyond the state of Utah through his service on a number of national and regional boards and committees including chair of ITS America, vice president of the American Association of Highway and Transportation Officials, Chair of the AASHTO Subcommittee on Design, Chair of the Center for Environmental Excellence Advisory Board, member of the Board and Directors, and immediate past president of the Western Association of State Highway and Transportation Officials and past chair of RUC West.