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Kirk T. Steudle, P.E.

Director, Michigan Department of Transportation

Kirk T. Steudle began his career with the Michigan Department of Transportation (MDOT) in 1987. On January 1, 2011, Governor Rick Snyder appointed him as the State Transportation Director. Steudle also served as the State Transportation Director from 20062010. He administers the department's multi-modal transportation program, including nearly 10,000 miles of state trunklines and more than 4,000 state highway bridges.

Steudle was the 2014 Chair of the Transportation Research Board (TRB) Executive Committee and the 20112012 President of the American Association of State and Highway Transportation Officials (AASHTO). He also chaired the Strategic Highway Research Program (SHRP2) Oversight Committee for TRB.

He is a national leader in the development of Connected Vehicle Technologies, and is the 2014-2015 Chair for the Intelligent Transportation Society of America (ITS America) Board of Directors. Steudle also serves on the Board for the Engineering Society of Detroit, and chairs the Michigan Mobility Transformation Center's (MTC) External Advisory Board (EAB).

In 2015, Steudle was named one of America's Top 25 Government Innovators by Government Technology. He received the Felix A. Ander- son Image Award from the American Council of Engineering Companies (ACEC) of Michigan in 2013, and he was inducted into LTU's Engineering Hall of Fame in 2012. Steudle is the recipient of the 2011 P.B. McLean Award from the Road Gang for excellence in highway transportation, and in 2010 he received the prestigious Thomas H. MacDonald award from AASHTO.

Steudle is a lifelong resident of Michigan, a professional engineer, and a graduate of LTU, where he earned a Bachelor of Science Degree in Construction Engineering.