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Younger to serve as KDOT’s new State Transportation Engineer and Assistant Secretary of Transportation

March 21, 2006 ( 06-074)

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News Contact: Stan Whitley, (785) 296-3585

Younger to serve as KDOT’s new State Transportation Engineer and Assistant Secretary of Transportation

Jerry T. Younger has been selected to serve as the new State Transportation Engineer and Assistant Secretary for the Kansas Department of Transportation. The 20-year agency employee assumed his new duties on March 20.

Younger accepts his position after serving a year stint as KDOT’s District One Engineer with responsibility of 17 counties in northeast Kansas. He started working for KDOT in 1986 following graduation from the University of Kansas with a bachelor’s degree in Civil Engineering. He was initially in the KDOT Engineer in Training program and was a Civil Engineer I and later a Civil Engineer II in Road Design. In 1990, he was promoted to Squad Leader in Road Design and he remained in that position for six years.

Younger left Headquarters in Topeka in 1996 and accepted a position as Field Engineering Administrator at Wichita. He moved back to Topeka and was promoted to the Topeka Metro Engineer position in 1999 and remained in that capacity until he was promoted to District One Engineer.

Younger, who also holds a master’s degree in Civil Engineering from KU, lives in rural Douglas County. He has two sons, Garrett, 25, and Adam, 22.

Younger succeeds Warren Sick, who recently retired after a 39-year career with KDOT.

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