AASHTO Journal, 8 January 2016
AASHTO President Paul Trombino has named three officials from state departments of transportation to fill positions on association panels and a board seat at the National Operations Center of Excellence.
The appointments are effective immediately, and subject to confirmation by the AASHTO Executive Committee.
Trombino tapped Steve Lund, director of the Office of Maintenance and Security at the Minnesota DOT, to fill a two-year term chairing the Snow and Ice Cooperative Program.
That technical services program helps participants apply state-of-the-art technologies and best practices to winter roadway maintenance, and the Winter Maintenance Policy Coordinating Committee works closely with SICOP Coordinator Rick Nelson.
Lund has been MnDOT’s state maintenance engineer since 2006 and was already the SICOP Region 3 representative. Lund is also a vice chair of the Highways Subcommittee on Maintenance.
The president named Mike Holder, chief engineer at the North Carolina DOT, to two positions. Holder will now fill a two-year term chairing the Highways Subcommittee on Traffic Engineering, and be Region 2 board member at the National Operations Center of Excellence.
Holder, a 31-year veteran at his department, has been chief engineer since January 2014.
Trombino appointed Russell Yurek, director of the Office of Maintenance at the Maryland DOT, to a two-year term as a co-vice chair for the Highways Subcommittee on Maintenance. Lund is the other co-vice chair.
Yurek has been with the Maryland State Highway Administration for 38 years, and director of the maintenance office for 18. He has also served as chair of the AASHTO Maintenance Management System Task Force, and vice-chair of the Sub-Committee of Maintenance.