Bryan Ross is the waterways and freight manager for the Missouri Department of Transportation (MoDOT). As the waterways and freight manager, he oversees MoDOT’s administrative, capital improvement and ferry boat assistance funding programs for the state’s 14 public port authorities. Additionally, he acts as the department’s resource for all inquiries related to Missouri’s navigable waterways.
For 14 years, Ross has worked with MoDOT, first as an archaeologist, then as a senior transportation planner. In addition to MoDOT, Ross previously worked for the University of Missouri-Columbia in the area of research administration as a compliance specialist and a grants and contracts administrator. He is an alumnus of the University of Missouri with a B.A. in art history and archaeology and an MPA concentrating in public policy; a 2017 graduate of the I-95 Corridor Coalition Freight Academy; and is currently enrolled in the “Ports, Harbors and Marinas” online program through the University of Alaska-Southeast, where he earned his Level One Marine Training Certificate in 2016. He is a native of New Jersey and has lived in Missouri since 1992.