AASHTO Journal, 9 January 2015
New Washington, D.C., Mayor Muriel Bowser has named Leif Dormsjo to be the next director of the D.C. Department of Transportation, tapping a senior executive of the Maryland DOT for the district’s operations.
At DDOT, Dormsjo replaces Matt Brown, who was confirmed as director in September after serving as interim director since last April. Bowser named Brown to take over the city’s Office of Budget and Finance.
Bowser announced those changes Jan. 1, and took office as D.C. mayor the next day. The DDOT director sits on the 52-member board of the American Association of State Highway and Transportation Officials.
Dormsjo took office as acting director along with the new heads of other city agencies, pending confirmation by the city council.
Dormsjo was most recently the Maryland DOT’s deputy secretary of planning and project management. He has held a number of senior positions at that agency since 2007.