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Kristina Swallow

Kristina Swallow
Director
Nevada Dept. of Transportation

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Director Kristina Swallow was appointed by Gov. Steve Sisolak in January 2019 as Director of the Nevada Dept. of Transportation, overseeing the state transportation system and leading an 1,800-person team.

With more than 25 years of experience in engineering, public policy, and community advocacy, as a practicing civil engineer, Kristina has worked in several technical areas including flood control, traffic impact analysis and mitigation, land development, public works, and transportation policy. A thought-leader, Kristina artfully blends her breadth of experience and ability to communicate the concerns-at-hand to achieve the goals of the greater good. She strongly believes the key to successful transportation systems lies in the strength of the plan.

Kristina has been a small business owner and served as a program manager in city government. Additionally, she worked in the U.S. Senate on transportation policy, including passage of MAP-21 and as a lobbyist for local government in 2013 on legislation.


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