Nevada Gov. Steve Sisolak announced that Kristina Swallow has been chosen to be the director of the Nevada Department of Transportation (NDOT).
“I am pleased that the board approved Kristina Swallow to serve as director of the Nevada Department of Transportation,” Gov. Sisolak said in a press release. “Kristina’s distinguished career as a civil engineer and public servant make her the ideal choice to guide Nevada’s transportation infrastructure into the future.”
Swallow has close to 25 years of work experience in the civil engineering industry and government and is the past president of the American Society of Civil Engineers. Most recently, she worked for the City of Las Vegas as a program manager in the Department of Public Works, City Engineer Division.
Swallow has worked as a civil engineer in a number of technical areas including flood control, traffic impact analysis and mitigation, land development, public works and transportation policy. She has been a small business owner, a consultant, a program manager in city government, a lobbyist in the Nevada State Legislature, and a legislative aide in the U.S. Senate, where she negotiated language in the final passage of MAP-21.
Swallow has a Bachelor of Science degree in Civil Engineering from the University of Arizona, a Master of Science in Civil and Environmental Engineering from the University of Nevada Las Vegas, and completed additional studies in the UNLV College of Urban Affairs.