Sent: Monday, February 27, 2006
Subject: Governor appoints new
Governor Granholm Appoints Kirk Steudle as
New MDOT Director
Governor Jennifer M. Granholm today appointed Kirk T. Steudle as director of
the Michigan Department of Transportation (MDOT). Steudle currently serves
as chief deputy director of the department and has worked as an MDOT engineer
for the last 19 years.
As director, Steudle will continue the Granholm
administration’s focus on preserving Michigan’s
transportation system and growing Michigan’s
economy through strategic transportation investments.
One of Steudle’s most prominent assignments has been
his service on the Asset Management Council, a state and local partnership that
annually assesses the condition of more than 120,000 miles of roads in Michigan, regardless of
“Kirk Steudle is an internationally recognized leader
in transportation system management, and he understands that the condition of Michigan’s entire
transportation system is critical to economic growth, job creation, and quality
of life,” said Granholm. “His experience as an MDOT engineer and
his commitment to state, local, and public/private partnerships will provide
steady and innovative leadership.”
A lifelong Michigan
resident and graduate of Lawrence
Steudle began his career at MDOT in 1987. Prior to serving as chief
deputy director, he was the MDOT’s Bay region engineer and deputy metro
region engineer. Steudle and his wife have two children.
Steudle replaces Gloria J. Jeff who has announced her
resignation effective March 3, 2006.
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