Feleshia Ballou Thornton, PMP, RMP, CSM

Feleshia Ballou Thornton
Portfolio, Innovation & Tech Manager, VDOT Office of Public-Private Partnerships
1401 E. Broad Street, Suite 1306
Richmond, VA 23219

Phone: 804-786-0448
Fax: 804-786-0476
Email:  Feleshia.Ballou@VDOT.virginia.gov


Mrs. Feleshia Ballou-Thornton is responsible for consistent and streamlined delivery of all programs and projects in the Virginia Department of Transportation’s P3 portfolio. She is also responsible for leading all programs and projects that advance P3 focused innovation and technology concepts in the Commonwealth.

In this role, she is concentrating on the initiation and development of technology-focused public-private partnerships that will benefit VDOT and the Commonwealth, in addition to managing the very complex P3 delivery portfolio. She is leveraging her engineering background, as well as her PMO expertise in risk management, agile scrum and ITIL to continually improve P3 office interaction models and process maturity. She previously served as program manager for the IT Infrastructure Services Program at VITA.

Mrs. Thornton has a technical background with over 15 years of experience in the private sector, with expertise in organizing and delivering complex IT initiatives for PepsiCo, Frito Lay, and Capital One. She also supported the federal government’s Department of Defense by setting up robust risk management programs across the Marine Corps Systems Command in Quantico, Virginia. Feleshia was key in transforming the Capital One commercial bank organization to an agile delivery methodology.

Mrs. Thornton is PMP, RMP, CSM and ITIL certified, graduated from the Transportation Project Management Institute at UVA and holds a Bachelor’s of Science degree in Engineering from Virginia State University.