Former Tennessee Department of Transportation deputy commissioner and chief of staff supporting firm’s business development efforts in growing Southeast region
NASHVILLE, Tenn. (Feb. 23, 2021) – Lyndsay Botts has joined HNTB Corporation as regional business development leader in Nashville. In this role, Botts, with nearly 25 years of communications, political and transportation policy experience in Tennessee, collaborates with HNTB leaders and project teams to develop new business strategies, maintain and build client relationships and lead initiatives that advance critical transportation infrastructure projects across the region.
Botts comes to HNTB from the Tennessee Department of Transportation where she served most recently as deputy commissioner. She also served as chief of staff to two TDOT commissioners during the administrations of Gov. Bill Haslam and Gov. Bill Lee. Prior to TDOT, Botts served U.S. Senator Lamar Alexander of Tennessee as field director and assistant press secretary. She began her career as an on-air television anchor and reporter in her hometown of Chattanooga.
“HNTB’s success is built on client relationships. We work closely with clients to understand their needs and work with them to deliver solutions on time and on budget every time,” said Charlie Herndon, PE, president, Southeast Division, for HNTB. “Lyndsay’s industry experience, insight and connections strengthen the firm’s relationships and facilitate the development and delivery of critical infrastructure programs that improve mobility, economic vitality and quality of life for Tennesseans.”
Botts is an active member of the American Association of State Highway Officials. She also serves the Nashville community. She is a board member for the Tennessee Court Appointed Special Advocates and served the board of the Make-A-Wish Foundation of East Tennessee. Botts graduated from the University of Tennessee with a Bachelor of Science in communications. She and husband Kevin have one daughter, Mary Mason, and live in Brentwood.
HNTB opened a Nashville office in 2018. The firm is involved in major transportation infrastructure and technology projects across the country, including Georgia DOT’s Major Mobility Investment Program, Florida DOT’s Multi-use Corridors of Regional Economic Significance program, SunTrax, a connected and automated vehicle testing facility developed by FDOT and Florida’s Turnpike Enterprise, and Smart Columbus, a smart city initiative in Ohio.
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