Dina El-Tawansy was appointed to the TJPA Board by the State Department of Transportation in January 2021. She has 23 years of service with Caltrans, and her leadership experience spans three Caltrans Districts and multiple Divisions. Her most recent assignment has been the Acting District Director, Caltrans District 4, Bay Area. Prior, she served as Chief Deputy District Director for Caltrans District 4. While much of her career has been in District 4 and District 7, Los Angeles, Dina also served in District 12, Orange County, as the Deputy District Director of Operations and Maintenance.
As District 4 Director, Dina manages a $2 billion budget of inhouse and oversight investments and leads nearly 3,500 staff. She remains focused on implementing the Department’s new Mission, Vision and Goals, building and strengthening partnerships, and continuing to work towards multimodal, safe and reliable transportation solutions that equitably serve all people of the Bay Area.
Dina possesses a Bachelor of Science degree in Civil Engineering from Cal Poly Pomona and a Master of Science degree from Long Beach State University in Construction Management. She is a licensed Professional Engineer (PE) and Project Management Professional (PMP).