Governor Rick Snyder named Mark Van Port Fleet as director of the Michigan Department of Transportation (MDOT). Currently he serves as the senior chief deputy director for MDOT, where he has 38 years of experience. “Congratulations to Mark from the MLC team! With your decades of experience and expertise the department will be in great hands,” said Tony Des Chenes of MLC. Additionally, Mr. Van Port Fleet has represented Michigan for the past four years as Michigan’s key negotiator with the Canadian government on development agreements for construction of the Gordie Howe International Bridge. He replaces Director Kirk Steudle who is leaving the department at the end of October.
He is an active member of the American Association of State Highway and Transportation Officials (AASHTO) and chairs AASHTO’s Innovations Initiative Group, the US Route Numbering Committee, and the Domestic Scan Selection Panel. He is a past member of the Standing Committee on Highways, Subcommittee on Bridge and Structures and the Subcommittee on Design. He earned a bachelor’s degree in civil engineering from Michigan State University and is a licensed professional engineer in Michigan and Florida.
The appointment is effective Nov. 1, 2018 and is subject to the advice and consent of the Senate.
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