Kim Avery has accepted the Bureau of Field Services director position. Kim is a Valparaiso University graduate with a Bachelor of Science in civil engineering, and is currently serving as the Southwest Region engineer, where she managed changes that occurred as a result of the Regional Prosperity Initiative (RPI) and the realignment of counties. Kim’s previous MDOT experience was in the Metro Region where she served as the Metro Region deputy engineer, Taylor TSC manager, Project Development engineer manager, and Region Association Development engineer manager. In addition, Kim is a board member of the Women’s Transportation Seminar, a member of the American Association of State Highway and Transportation Officials’ (AASHTO) Subcommittee on Construction’s Computers and Technology Team, and is president of the Council of Minority Transportation Officials (COMTO) Michigan Chapter. Kim is the region liaison for the Autonomous Vehicle Implementation Team, Statewide Research Team, and Michigan Aggregate Association/MDOT Executive Committee. She is a Director’s Award winner, recipient of the National Partnership for Highway Quality Partnering’s 2008 Gold Award for the I-94/US-24 Interchange, and was honored this year as COMTO’s National Women Who Move the Nation Chairman’s Eagle Award.
From Chief Operations Officer Mark Van Port Fleet: “I am pleased to make the following staff announcements: