Thursday, August 4, 2016

Chris Conklin is New MCDOT Deputy Director for Transportation Policy

Christopher Conklin has been appointed as the new Deputy Director for Transportation Policy with the Montgomery County Department of Transportation (MCDOT).  Conklin spent 23 years at the planning, engineering, and environmental firm VHB, where he most recently was Managing Director for the National Capital Region.  He is a recognized expert in multi-modal transportation strategy, planning, and engineering, stakeholder and public participation, project management, and team leadership.  During his career in the transportation industry, Conklin has worked with transportation organizations throughout the nation, including cities and towns, counties, states, regional transit agencies and federal agencies. 

Conklin holds a Bachelor of Civil Engineering from the Georgia Institute of Technology, and two Masters degrees in Transportation and Technology Policy from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology. He has also held corporate leadership roles, including an elected term on VHB’s Board of Directors, and has completed the American Council of Engineering Companies Senior Executive Institute leadership program.  In addition to being an accredited environmental sustainability professional, Conklin is a licensed professional engineer in Maryland and Massachusetts. 

Conklin will officially join MCDOT on August 22.