Dr. William R. Stockton, Texas A&M Transportation Institute (TTI) executive associate agency director, has been promoted to agency deputy director. TTI Agency Director Greg Winfree announced the promotion agency-wide on November 14, 2018.
With more than three decades of service with TTI in various leadership positions, and more than 44 years in public service, Stockton is uniquely qualified to assume this vital leadership role. Since joining TTI in 1974, he’s held virtually every engineering research position in the Institute and served in multiple executive management roles.
“Bill is a well-respected, honest broker in representing TTI’s interests in the Brazos Valley, in Austin—with TxDOT, TTI’s largest research sponsor and at the Texas State Legislature—and across the universe of sponsors and partners who have supported TTI through its history,” says Winfree. “His experience and wise counsel have been valuable to me in addressing various issues and opportunities as we seek to move TTI forward in a number of important areas.”
As part of his new duties, Stockton will also serve as TTI’s chief operating officer, supporting the agency’s mission by assisting in planning, coordinating and evaluating administrative and programmatic operations and leading or supporting other initiatives as needed. Additionally, as TTI prepares to relocate to its new headquarters at The Texas A&M University System’s RELLIS Campus, increase collaborations among Texas A&M Engineering’s departments and agencies (and beyond), and complete a comprehensive agency strategic plan next year, Stockton will help lead and support these important efforts.
“I am humbled in the confidence Greg has shown in me and pledge to wholly commit to working with my valued colleagues throughout the Institute to ensure that TTI remains an international leader in transportation research,” Stockton says. “During my 35 years at TTI, I have developed great respect for our staff—both past and present—the people who have made the Institute what it is today. I look forward to continuing to listen to and learn from them in this new role.”