Keli Wylie currently serves as the Alternative Project Delivery Administrator for the Arkansas Department of Transportation. Wylie graduated from Louisiana Tech University in Ruston, LA with a Bachelor of Science in Civil Engineering (cum laude) in 2002, where she was a member of Chi Epsilon and Sigma Kappa Sorority.
Upon graduation, Wylie began her career in the Department’s Roadway Design Division as a Civil Engineer. She held various positions in the Division, managing engineers and technicians; as well as administering the 2011 Interstate Rehabilitation Program, a $1 billion program funded mainly by GARVEE bonds. Upon moving up through the ranks within the Division, Wylie was named the Assistant Division Head of Roadway Design Division in 2012.
Wylie was appointed to serve as the Connecting Arkansas Program (CAP) Administrator in December 2012, when the CAP was created through a voter-approved constitutional amendment, after the citizens of Arkansas passed a 10-year, half-cent sales tax to improve the state’s intermodal transportation system, including 36 projects that widen and improve approximately 200 miles of highways and interstates.
She was appointed to her current position in December of 2019 and oversees the Department’s Alternative Delivery Program, which includes the Department’s first Design Build, Progressive Design Build, and Construction Manager-General Contractor projects.
Wylie currently serves at the Founding Chapter President of WTS Arkansas, a networking organization whose mission is to advance women’s careers to strengthen the transportation industry. She is also a member of NAWIC (National Association of Women in Construction) and ITE (Institute of Transportation Engineers).
She is a Registered Professional Engineer.