IAI - Board of Directors

Randy C. Hopmann, P.E.

Randy Hopmann joined the Texas Department of Transportation’s (TxDOT) Administration in 2014.  He oversees all 25 districts statewide as Director of District Operations, responsible for planning, design, construction, and maintenance activities of transportation systems in Texas. Randy retired from TxDOT in 2019.

Randy began his TxDOT career in January 1985 as an Engineering Assistant in the Austin District and moved to the Tyler District in 1996 as the Director of Transportation Planning and Development.

In 2002, Randy was appointed Lubbock District Engineer where he served until 2009 when he was named Tyler District Engineer.  He directed efforts resulting in 


several awards for both districts, including the TxDOT Commitment to Design Excellence, the TxDOT Environmental Achievement Award, the 123 Safe Days of Summer Award and the TxDOT Bridge Project Development Award.


Randy also received the 2011 AASHTO Alfred E. Johnson National Award for outstanding achievement in the field of engineering. He served as Chair of the eight-district North Region Leadership Team from 2009 to 2011, and he was Urban Franchise Lead for 2012.

A native of Houston, Randy earned his Bachelor’s Degree in Civil Engineering from Texas A&M University in 1984. He received his license as a Professional Engineer in 1990. Randy and his wife, Jackie, reside in East Texas and have two children and three grandchildren.


The Texas Department of Transportation (TxDOT) is a government agency in the U.S. state of Texas. Though the public face of the agency is generally associated with the construction and maintenance of the state's immense state highway system, the agency is also responsible for overseeing aviation, rail, and public transportation systems in the state.


The department is organized into 25 geographical districts and 34 divisions. TxDOT is one of the state's largest departments in terms of the number of subordinate offices – it maintains 25 geographical districts throughout the state.

Margaret Hunt Hill Bridge, Dallas TX - Courtesy of TxDOT