First Woman Director of Programs at ODOT

The State Transportation Department this week named its first woman Director of Capital Programs. She was Dawn Sullivan, a longtime state engineer named to the senior post at ODOT.

Sullivan has been with ODOT since 1988 when she first came to work as a summer engineering student at the Sand Springs Residency. After a stint as an Engineer-in-Training in Tulsa, Sullivan moved to the Planning Division in Oklahoma City from 1994 to 1999. She was promoted to Assistant Planning and Research Division Engineer in 2000 then was named Division Engineer where she remained until becoming Environmental Programs Division Engineer.

In her new position, Sullivan will oversee the Department’s Strategic Asset and Performance Management Division, Rail Programs, Facilities Management, Project Management and Local Government Divisions. She will also be in charge of the Tribal Liaison Program and replaces John Bowman who is retiring.

Sullivan has a Bachelor of Science degree in Civil Engineering from the Univesity of Oklahoma and has been a Professional Engineer since 1995.


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