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Keith steps down as MoDOT director due to health

Posted on Friday, March 22, 2013 at 9:05 am

The Missouri Department of Transportation will see a

change in leadership as MoDOT Director Kevin Keith steps down and Chief

Engineer Dave Nichols assumes the role of interim director for the


Keith has submitted his resignation and will leave his role effective

immediately, taking a medical leave of absence with plans to retire on July

1, 2013. Nichols will step in as interim MoDOT director for a minimum of

one year, according to Missouri Highways and Transportation Commission

Chairman Joe Carmichael.

“The commission has accepted Kevin’s resignation and we are grateful

for his long career of dedicated, results-oriented service to MoDOT and the

citizens of Missouri,” said Carmichael. “We are committed to a seamless

leadership transition for the benefit of our employees, our customers, and

our stakeholders.”

Interim MoDOT Director Dave Nichols has served with MoDOT for 29

years in a variety of leadership roles, including his work as the

department’s first director of program delivery prior to becoming chief

engineer. He has also served as district engineer for the department’s

Northwest District headquartered in St. Joseph and worked in MoDOT’s Kansas

City District.

“The commission is very confident in Dave’s ability to carry MoDOT

forward in all respects,” said Carmichael.