Zach Trogon named acting director of Virginia DRPT

June 20, 2024
Trogon, who joined the agency in October 2022 as its chief of public transportation, will take the reigns from Jennifer DeBruhl after her retirement at the end of June.

Virginia Secretary of Transportation Shep Miller selected Zach Trogon to serve as the commonwealth’s acting Department of Rail and Public Transportation (DRPT) director after the retirement of DRPT Director Jennifer DeBruhl at the end of June. Trogon has led the agency's public transportation team for almost two years.

“I thank Director DeBruhl for her many years of outstanding service and welcome Zach as our acting director. I know Zach is well equipped for this role and I very much appreciate his leadership and dedication to the agency as he steps into this key position,” Miller said. 

Trogdon joined the agency in October 2022 as its chief of public transportation, where he led the evaluation, assistance and execution of a $4.7 billion portfolio of public transportation, commuter assistance and congestion management programs throughout the commonwealth. 

"Having known Zach for many years going back to his time as the county administrator in Charles City County and executive director at the Williamsburg Area Transit Authority, I am confident that DRPT is in capable hands,” DeBruhl said. 

"It is an honor and privilege to lead this agency and work with its hard working and caring employees. I am pleased I’ll get to continue to work with our transit partners and I look forward to meeting those in the rail industry. Together, we’ll build upon our successes with public transportation and rail in the commonwealth,” Trogdon said. 

Trogdon is a graduate of the University of Mary Washington, holds a master’s degree in public administration from the College of Charleston and is a graduate of the Senior Executive Institute at the University of Virginia. 

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