John Rouse, P.E., was named interim executive director of the North Carolina Global TransPark in May 2019. He is currently the eastern deputy chief engineer for the N.C. Department of Transportation (in that role since September 2017), overseeing a wide variety of programs for the department as well as department operations across the eastern part of the state.
Rouse has extensive knowledge and experience in eastern North Carolina, as he is a native of Lenoir County. Before taking on the deputy chief engineer role, he spent six years as the head of the department’s Division 2, in charge of NCDOT operations in Beaufort, Carteret, Craven, Greene, Jones, Lenoir, Pamlico, Pitt and Washington counties.
He also worked for three years as the engineer in charge of our Division 4, with the same responsibilities for Johnston, Wayne, Wilson, Nash, Edgecombe and Halifax counties.