Randy Cole has served as Executive Director of the Ohio Turnpike since December 2014. He previously served for four years (2011-2014) as Controlling Board President and Policy Advisor to the Ohio Office of Budget and Management.
In 2013, Government Technology magazine named Randy as one of the nation’s Top 25 Doers, Dreamers & Drivers. He currently serves on the Advisory Board of DriveOhio, which is focused on bringing advanced transportation technologies to Ohio. He also serves on the Board of Directors of the International Bridge, Tunnel and Turnpike Association (IBTTA).
Randy’s private sector experience includes six years as a sales and marketing executive at FirstEnergy Corporation and four years as President of a technology company that developed online applications for government.
Randy earned a Bachelor of Science Degree in Public Policy Management from the University of Akron and completed graduate coursework at The Ohio State University. He and his wife Cyndra reside in Aurora, Ohio, with their five children.