Casey Shell was named Chief Engineer for ODOT in June 2013. He joined the department in 1986 and previously served as Director of Operations from October 2009 to 2013.
Shell was born in California and graduated from the University of Arkansas with a bachelor’s degree in Civil Engineering in 1986, and joined ODOT as an Engineer-in-Training.
In 1987, Shell became a Project Engineer at Stillwater, moving up to area Maintenance Engineer in 1992. He was named Resident Engineer in Perry in 1996, and in 2000, was promoted to Assistant Division Engineer for Construction and Maintenance, a post he held until being named Division Four Engineer in August 2002. Division Four covers nine counties in north-central Oklahoma, including most of the Oklahoma City metro area.
Shell has been a registered Professional Engineer since 1991. He is an honorary member of Chi Epsilon, an OSU engineering honor society. He is an assistant scoutmaster with Boy Scout Troop 828 and a member of the Sunnybrook Church.
He and his wife, Beth, who is a school teacher, live in Stillwater. They have a son, Parker, and a daughter, Darby.