Miller also ran the Georgia Regional Transportation Authority and the Center for Innovation and Logistics at the Georgia Department of Economic Development. She is a former senior manager of finance for The Home Depot, program consultant for the Georgia State Road and Tollway Authority, budget and policy analyst for the Governor's Office of Planning and Budget and senior transportation finance planner for the Atlanta Regional Commission.
Sen. Brandon Beach, R-Alpharetta, praised her nomination in a statement released Wednesday.
“Jannine will be a champion for infrastructure investment that will result in better mobility for all Georgians,” Beach said.
At GDOT, Miller will take on a job that has come under scrutiny.
Three years ago a state audit questioned the planning division's selection of projects to be considered for funding. The audit found the division relied too little on objective criteria. And dozens of local officials told auditors they believed political influence is a significant factor in determining which projects get state funding.
Among other things, the audit found the planning division gave a green light to the $2 billion I-75 truck lanes project between Macon and McDonough without clear evidence the project is needed.
Last year a follow-up audit found GDOT had taken some steps to address the issue but needs to do more.