DALLAS, TX — The Texas Department of Transportation
(TxDOT) announces the appointment of Ceason Clemens, P.E.
as the Dallas District Engineer, David Salazar, P.E.
as the District Engineer for the Fort Worth District, Rebecca Wells, P.E.
as the District Engineer for the Atlanta District, and Greg Snider, P.E.
as the Director of the Alternative Delivery Division (ALD).
Clemens graduated from Texas A&M University with a Bachelor of Science in civil engineering in 2005. She began her TxDOT career as an Engineering Assistant in the Collin County Area Office, where she went through the engineering rotation program. After obtaining her Professional Engineering license in 2009, Clemens continued working in Collin County as a Design Project Manager for several projects.
In 2011, Clemens moved to the district office to work on what eventually became the $798-million design-build project known as the Horseshoe, which rebuilt the downtown mixmaster. In 2016, Clemens became the Dallas District Alternative Delivery Engineer overseeing several projects, including the Horseshoe, I-35 Express, SH 183 Midtown Express, and Southern Gateway. Clemens was named the Director of Transportation Planning and Development in August 2017 and has been the Deputy District Engineer in Dallas since July 2018.
A 31-year veteran of both TxDOT and private construction, Salazar began his career with Kiewit Construction in 1992 as a Project Engineer, then with TxDOT in 1995 as an Engineering Assistant at the Del Rio Area Office. In 2001, he left TxDOT briefly to work in the private sector. Returning to TxDOT in 2004, Salazar joined the San Angelo District as District Materials Engineer until his selection as Carrizo Springs Area Engineer in 2006.
Salazar was appointed Laredo District Director of Maintenance in 2011. His leadership was instrumental during the district’s pavement preservation and reconstruction period of the Eagle Ford Shale boom years, which caused considerable challenges to the state’s transportation system. Salazar was appointed Laredo District Engineer in 2017. In this capacity, he was instrumental in structuring and managing a record-setting $1.62-billion 10-year UTP for the Laredo District.
Salazar graduated from Texas Tech University with a Bachelor of Science in civil engineering in 1992.
Wells began her career as a summer hire in the Bryan District. Upon graduation from Texas A&M University in 1998 with a Bachelor of Science in civil engineering, she worked for two years for KSA Engineers in Longview, Texas. In April 2001, Wells returned to TxDOT in the Atlanta District. As a young engineer, Wells worked and rotated through design, advance planning, construction, lab, and traffic. In 2006, Wells began working in Traffic Operations full time. In 2014, she was named the District Traffic Engineer, and in 2018 she was named the Director of Transportation Operations for the Atlanta District.
Much of her career has been focused on system safety. She is a member of the Safety Task Force, MPO Safety Task Force, Council on System Safety, and is on three NCHRP research panels focused on speed limits, LED illumination, and balance of safety and mobility.
In his new role, Snider will be responsible for the department’s Alternative Delivery Program. Snider earned his bachelor’s and master’s degrees in civil engineering from Texas A&M University at College Station.
In 2013, Snider joined the TxDOT team as part of the Strategic Projects Division and later the Houston District’s Strategic Project Office. Within this office, he served as Project Manager for two of Houston’s alternative delivery projects: Grand Parkway Segments F1, F2, and G; and the SH 288 Toll Lanes Project. In 2020, Snider joined the Project Finance, Debt and Strategic Contracts Division as the Strategic Contracts Management Section Branch Manager.