Raessler Named Cobb DOT Director
Drew Raessler has come full circle. The Cobb County Board of Commissioners approved Raessler’s nomination as the Department of Transportation Director on Tuesday. Raessler has been serving as interim director since May of this year. The appointment is effective today.
Raessler began his career with Cobb in 2011 as an engineer technician with DOT where he started moving up through the ranks. “Coming out of college into a difficult job market, the county gave me a chance as an unpaid intern,” Raessler told commissioners. “So many people over those years invested in me and have been a great support. This has been a great place to work.”
He spent several years out to the east with the Unified Government of Athens-Clarke County from 2016-2019 as their director of transportation and public works. He returned to Cobb to serve as deputy director of the agency in 2019. Raessler holds a master’s degree in civil engineering from Kennesaw State University and a bachelor’s degree in agricultural engineering from The University of Georgia.