Jim Boxold is a consultant at Capital City Consulting, boasting an extensive and influential career serving in senior leadership roles in state and federal government. Jim joins Capital City Consulting after most recently serving as the secretary of the Florida Department of Transportation (FDOT), to which he was appointed by Governor Rick Scott in December 2014.
As secretary, Jim was responsible for managing FDOT’s $10 billion budget and 6,200 employees. He oversaw implementation of the largest work program in the department’s history, making record investments in the state’s highways, rail, airports and seaports. Under Jim’s leadership, FDOT reached an agreement with the Federal Highway Administration that will reduce highway project development time by one-third, saving Florida approximately $22 million a year. He spearheaded the development of a new project finance program that will allow FDOT to advance the construction of projects years earlier than planned. He also led the consolidation of the customer service center functions of Florida’s toll agencies, resulting in reduced administrative costs for several agencies and improved customer service. Prior to his appointment to secretary, Jim served as the agency’s chief of staff.
Jim originally began his career in state government with Governor Jeb Bush in the Governor’s Office of Policy and Budget. Additionally, he served as the director of Cabinet Affairs for Commissioner Adam Putnam, where he advised Commissioner Putnam on his responsibilities as a member of Florida’s Cabinet, which oversees the Division of Bond Finance, the Department of Environmental Protection, the Department of Highway Safety and Motor Vehicles, the Department of Revenue and the Florida Department of Law Enforcement.
Jim began his career in Washington, D.C., as an aide in the U.S. House of Representatives, ultimately serving as the legislative director for Representative Porter Goss. He was responsible for managing the Congressman’s entire legislative portfolio, with an emphasis on national security, tax/budget and environmental issues. He played a key role in Congressional approval of the Comprehensive Everglades Restoration Program (CERP) in 2000.
Jim is a graduate of The George Washington University (B.A., 1995). A native Floridian, Jim and his family live in Tallahassee.