City of Raleigh names Paul J. Kallam its new director of transportation

Sept. 22, 2023
Paul Kallam currently serves as assistant director of transportation and will begin his duties as director of transportation Sept. 23.

The city of Raleigh has selected Paul J. Kallam as its new director of transportation.

Kallam currently serves as assistant director of transportation, leading the infrastructure services division, which includes mobility, strategy and infrastructure, parking and traffic engineering. Kallam has worked in a variety of roles since joining the city of Raleigh in 2000 as a project engineer, overseeing infrastructure improvements in private development projects. He’s served as development services managers and has served as an assistant director for the past six years.

“I am pleased to welcome Paul to this new leadership role with the city of Raleigh,” said City Manager at City of Raleigh Municipal Government Marchell Adams-David. “Paul has long been a tremendous problem-solver and leader in our organization and I look forward to his contributions to Raleigh Transportation’s growth.”

“I am excited to lead Raleigh Transportation into the future. We face several challenges serving our growing community and Raleigh Transportation will continue to meet those challenges. Our team will continue to be great innovators and collaborators and will continue to elevate safety, multi-modal transportation and transit innovation for our community.”

Kallam holds a Bachelor of Science in Civil Engineering from North Carolina State University. He also served 21 years in the U.S. Navy Reserves, retiring with the rank of Lieutenant Commander, and was the 2019 awardee of the Downtown Raleigh Alliance’s Downtown Advocate Award.

His first scheduled day as director of transportation is Sept. 23.