Guest Speaker: Diane Gutierrez-Scaccetti, executive director and CEO of Florida’s Turnpike Enterprise
Mrs. Guiterrez-Scaccetti will update ARTBA members on Florida’s Turnpike Enterprise and what to expect down the road.
Appointed in August 2011, Diane Gutierrez-Scaccetti serves as executive director and CEO of Florida’s Turnpike Enterprise. The Enterprise is the eighth district of the Florida Department of Transportation, and is responsible for the management and operation of the Florida Turnpike System. In addition, the Enterprise manages the tolling operations on non-Turnpike Department-owned facilities. Comprised of a 320-mile mainline and nine expansion facilities, Florida’s Turnpike System is over 480 centerline miles of tolled facilities. Currently, there are two facilities under development that will add another 28 lane miles to the System. Add to that more than 145 miles of FDOT owned and/or operated facilities, and the Turnpike Enterprise responsibility expands to more than 625 center line miles.
Under her leadership, Florida’s Turnpike Enterprise is pioneering concepts such as express lanes on toll facilities, pursuit of regional interoperability, and the development of a Transportation Technology Center for Excellence for the State of Florida.
A proven leader who brings more than 25 years of toll road experience to the Florida Turnpike Enterprise, Diane previously served as executive director of the New Jersey Turnpike Authority, retiring after a 21-year career. She holds an undergraduate degree from the University of Connecticut, a Master’s of Science from Rutgers – the State University of New Jersey.
Diane is a member of the Executive Board of the Florida Department of Transportation, and serves on the Boards of the International Bridge, Tunnel and Turnpike Association and the Alliance for Toll Interoperability. In 2006, Diane was honored by the Executive Women of New Jersey’s Salute to the Policymakers Annual Dinner. A member of Women’s Transportation Seminar, she was named 2013 Woman of the Year by the Central Florida Chapter.